Statistically, we read, most businesses fail within the first three years. So when a local shop is around 20 years, that's huge reason to celebrate.
Joey Goodrich moved to Florida and opened her shop in Gulfport, with just $80 in her pocket. Today, she runs a thriving business and is just as excited as ever about her shop. This isn't to say it has been easy -- ask her about her fighting cancer: ask her about the two recessions.
But Joey loved every minute of it, and being passionate about her business, each single day, is her secret to success.
Get excited about what you're doing, she tells us. Otherwise why bother?
We couldn't agree more.
In this video, friends, colleagues and customers share their thoughts about Joey during her The House of Renee Original's 20th anniversary party at the Gulfport Casino in October.
The House of Renee is at 3125 -3127 Beach Blvd. in Gulfport. Joey can be reached at 727.347.1552.