Entrepreneurs talk about success

Published: Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 05:08 PM.

"You have to be the best at what you do and be lean. Play like a big hitter. Be smart. It's easy to be good. It's hard to be the best. Pay more money to hire the best," he advised. "Having a good idea and staying relevant is key."

For those considering becoming an entrepreneur, Green would ask, "Is your name trademarkable?"

Another critical consideration is whether your finances are in order, and your ability to get financing, as you will need 10 to 15 percent more than you think you will.

As for his competition, Green knows who they are, where they are, and what they are doing — but after that, he says, "Competition is healthy and makes us want to be better."

Green is poised to open five more franchises by January 2014.

"I believed I could do it. Have faith in yourself and push forward," he said.

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