Steve Grubbs: The Way I Work, in Photos

Chris Strong
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Behind the scenes

Steve Grubbs, 47, started his career in politics, before parlaying his campaign experience into a business in 1997. Victory Enterprises, based in Davenport, Iowa, provides consulting, website design, and other services to companies and political candidates. Because elections come around only every couple of years—he launched a second venture, VictoryStore.com, in 1999. The site sells more than 500 kinds of customizable products, including high school banners, pizza boxes, 4-foot-tall greeting cards, and political signs. Grubbs's two companies have revenue of about $22 million and 90 employees, many of whom are friends and family members.