For 25 years a Montpelier shop on River Street and its owner have been fulfilling the paint needs of its local residents.
Being in business for 25 years is significant for a man who said he did not have the drive to open his own business and was happy working at a paint store in Massachusetts.
“I promised myself I would never start my own business or subject my family to the stress of owning business,” said Bill McQuiggan, True Colors owner. “But as I became more comfortable about managing, I came to the realization that with enough capital and the right situation I could start my own home decorating business.”
McQuiggan decided to attend a small business round table offered by Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Administration to see how they could assist him.
“The program encouraged entrepreneurs to submit prepared business plans for review before the round table,” he said. “The board consisted of local bankers, insurance agents... Read More