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Music Love Created an Entrepreneur

Music Love Created an Entrepreneur

With the help of a SBA loan, Bill Foley purchased a community landmark: the German Village Music Haus.

The business has been in existence for more than half a century, and Bill worked there as a luthiere (a person who works on stringed instruments) for 26 years before purchasing the German Village Music Haus.

The company has an international reputation for luthiery and amplifier repair, and carries high-end instruments for the discriminating player, as well as quality affordable instruments for the beginning player. Personalized instruction is also available to the store's customers.

Currently, the business has three part-time employees and six teachers.

"Your business is only as good as the people working there. Get the very best people," Foley advises other business professionals. He adds that there are three words that lead to success: "Work, work, and work."

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