Acclaimed chef Julia Child would often remark how no one is born a great cook, but rather that one learns by doing. It’s a sentiment that’s equally applicable to entrepreneurship and led John Eggert, CEO and Executive Chef at Relish Catering Kitchen in Schaumburg to join Next Level Northwest’s (NLNW) Business Accelerator Program.
Clothes make the man. It’s a statement that Jeff Staten and Steve Long, co-founders of Hoffman Estates screen printers Blink Tees, have embraced in their business. “Blink Tees doesn’t just print custom t-shirts. We put your logo or idea on anything,” say the founders. Their desire to grow their business and make an impact in the community drove them to apply for Next Level Northwest’s (NLNW) Business Accelerator Program.
People don’t always set out to be first. Typically, they set out to do something they love. This was the case for Tom Tkaczyk, owner of Rada Auto in Elk Grove Village and the first graduate of Next Level Northwest’s (NLNW) Business Accelerator Program.