Small Business Of The Year Owner Mel Toellner Shares His Secrets For Success

Mel Toellner learned his lessons well as a Boy Scout.  The classic credo, "Always Be Prepared," was his byword when Toellner was scouting the area for a small-business opportunity in the early 1990's.  "We studied the market and charted the industry in Columbia for three years before we opened Songbird Station," he says.  Toellner's homework has paid off in spades since he and his wife, Bev, opened the retail shop that caters to backyard birding and nature enthusiasts in 1995.  In May, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce named Songbird Station Small Business of the Year.  "We've been blessed," says the 57-year-old entrepreneur. "But I don't think it's an accident." >>> Read More - Click Here to view the full article.

Posted: 2011-07-13

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