Published 9:17 am Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Name: Cynthia Ballard

Name of business: Walgreens

Address: 100 S. College Drive, Franklin

Phone number: 562-6177

Operating hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Nature of business: Drug store, retailer

Manager: Sandra Tinsky

Year founded: 1901

Number of employees: 19

How’s business: Business is good. Express prescriptions are back.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We are friendly and part of the community.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Start a savings plan early. Invest for the future.

Your first job: Cafeteria at Southampton High School

Your role model (in business or life generally): You can achieve anything you set your mind on, President Barack Obama.

The key to a successful business is: Customers