Aha Moments: Top Black Entrepreneurs Share their Business Inspiration

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Anything is Possible

Vets Etc.
Rank: #242
Three-Year Growth: 1,788.5 percent
2012 Revenue: $3.8 million

"My father had built a new house in a rural area of North Carolina where he didn’t have any internal running water. So I decided to dig a well. Everyone said, 'You need to hire a professional to do that.' But I got some tools and some people together and after about 20 days of digging, we had a well for my father. I realized then that, even when you have an idea that everyone thinks won't work, if you think positive in your pursuit of it, you can make it happen with tenacity and persistence."—John Nash, CEO