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Praful Patel, Ph.D, President and CEO of National Biochemicals Corp. is a true American success story.  With hard work, intelligence, and skill – as well as SBA loan programs -- he has built a thriving business. Originally from India, Dr. Patel immigrated to the United States in 1987.  At first he worked for other people, consulting for biochemical and diagnostic companies, but in 1992 he made the decision to create a business of his own.  His start was very modest – he opened National Biochemicals in his garage.  “My first order was for 25 kilograms of product,” Dr.

Peoples Services Inc., a third party provider of transportation, warehouse management, packaging and distribution services, is celebrating its 100th year, tracing its roots to 1914 when it operated in Massillon, Ohio as a storage and furniture moving company. The company now has a presence in Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Michigan, and this family-owned company is thriving.Peoples Services Freight Truck

In 2006 Carolyn Cahlik and Tiffany Tutin co-founded Coast to Coast Equipment with just two employees – themselves. Having only $200 at the beginning, they operated the company out of their own home. Selling used high reach construction equipment (such as cranes, boom lifts and reach forklifts), the company began to capture a niche market in northeastern Ohio. However, the recession brought difficulties for most industries, and the construction business was especially hard-hit.

In 1996, John Wong, a Cleveland, Ohio based biologist and chemical engineer, founded TLC Products to answer the need for live, non-toxic, environmentally beneficial bacterial products for water purification.  In partnership with Richelle Bell, co-owner, the company has grown from total sales of $100,000 to 2012 sales of $860,000.  Now with ten employees, TLC sells world-wide, with the support of the SBA Export Express Program. 

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