Iowa teen Josh Beytien had an idea. In his senior year of high school, Josh was hired at the Dubuque Center for History. He had always had a love for history, but it was at this job that Josh discovered a new interest, scanning and organizing historic documents and images. Not interested in working a typical 9-5 job, he soon realized that there was a local need for scanning and storing these documents. Just like that, Josh had himself a micro business! He now runs Mammoth Scanning Company, an online company dedicated to storing and classifying documents and images. After consulting with a local business professional, obtaining a few grants, and purchasing necessary equipment, Josh’s micro business has taken off! He services multiple clients and hopes to expand to new markets soon.
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Courtesy of Chicago Tribune
Carol Topp, CPA