Patty Rhodes – State Farm

Published 11:05 am Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Name: Tiffany O’Donnell

Tiffany O’Donnell

Tiffany O’Donnell

Name of business: Patty Rhodes – State Farm

Street address: 1200 B Armory Drive (next to Don Panchos)

Phone number: 562-2020

Operating hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday

E-mail address:

Nature of business: Insurance and financial services

Principle owner/manager or title: Patty Rhodes

Year founded: 2009

Number of employees: Four

How’s business? Busy!

Advice to aspiring or new entrepreneurs: Have goals! Always make sure you achieve them. Let no one tell you that you can’t do something. Use the negative voices who tell you that you can’t as a stepping stone to your success.

Your first job: A waitress at a local restaurant.

Your role model (in business or in life generally): Mary Kay. She built an empire of success for herself in a time that businesswomen were not accepted as much as they are today. She has led the way for so many other women to do the same.

The key to a successful business is: People are the key to any business. You put people first and treat them with respect. Your business will succeed.

What do you like about Franklin? The sense of community. Good people always willing to step up and help others when needed.