Published 9:40 am Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Name of person: Alice M. Perry

Name of Business: 7-Eleven

Street address: 1197 Carrsville Highway, Franklin

Phone number: 562-7110

Operating hours: 24 hours

Nature of business: Convenience store and gas station

Owner: Nora Ponter

Prior locations: None

Number of employees: 10

How’s business: Great

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We have fresh doughnuts, sandwiches and bread delivered every day.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere:  Slurpee machine and great customer service.

Advice to aspiring or new entrepreneurs: Always treat your customers with the respect you would like to have.

Your first job: Picking cotton at age 6. I snuck onto the cotton truck.

Your role model (in business or in life generally): My neighbor, Mrs. Betsy Lynch

The key to a successful business is: Smile and be courteous toward others. Change the things that you can. Accept those you cannot change and have the wisdom to know the difference.