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Name: Margaret Dunn

Location: Caldwell, TX 

Type of Business:
Bar & Grill

What does your business do?
We provide dining and entertainment for our community, surrounding area, as well as people who are travelling through. We provide a place where people can bring there families and friends.

When and why did you start the biz?
We officially opened the business in 2013. I enjoy meeting new and interesting people and visiting with friends and family. I enjoy being able to provide a place where people can come and enjoy themselves and have a fine dining experience.

How Many People are in your Company?

Where's your office?
My office is located in my business. I love having here, as I can step out at anytime to socialize with customer's and friend's and handle and staff problems.

What's the toughest part of running your biz?
The toughest part of running my business is finding way's to improve the services I provide without going into financial debt and finding time for myself.

What's the most fun part?
The fun part of this business is being able to meet new and interesting people. Providing them with food and entertainment for there enjoyment. Visiting with friends and family on a day to day basis.

Anything you would have done differently?
I would have reached out to the others for help and support when they offered it instead of trying to do everything myself. I realize now that with there help my struggles would have been easier to overcome.

What's next on the horizon for your biz?
I would like to enlarge my business to better serve the people and be able to provide employment for people in our community.

What advice do you have for others?
I would advise others to follow their dreams and not to get discouraged. Accept help from others who are sincere and willing. To believe in themselves and make their dreams a reality. Yes, it takes hard work, but is well worth it. Dreams can come true with time and effort and believing in what you want.

How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
Idea Café helps me by providing me with information about small business's, financial wise as well as showing me how other people have succeeded with their help. They are very informative and up to date. If you have any questions, they are there to help you. Reading through their web site is very helpful and informative.

School (where, still in school, degree)?
Madisonville High School, Madisonville, Texas

Prior jobs or business?
Manager/ Bartender- Yellow Rose in Benchly Tx 2000/2003. Manager/Bartender- Nezzie's Club 1982/2013

Favorite Food?
Ribeye steak

What are your pets' names?
Boone, Little Moma

Do any of these pets help with your biz?

Is there any one person or event in your life that led you to go into business for yourself?
My divorce led me to go into business for myself. I inherited the business from my divorce. Am 61 years of age and this my only income. It has been a blessing, with the help of family and friends.

Anyone you publicly want to thank?
I would like to think family and friends, as well as Idea Café and U.S Business Funding Solution's for all their help and support. It is so greatly appreciated.

Contact Info:
Margaret Dunn
10250 Highway 21 West
Caldwell, TX 77836
(979) 540-7954


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