Posts Tagged ‘Perspective: Small Business Owner’

Ellen of Nashville, TN

Ellen of Nashville, TN writes: My husband and I own a custom cabinet shop that he started over 20 years ago and I joined when we married in 1998.  We had one employee but by 2006 we had outgrown our garage in White House and needed more help as well.  So we moved to a…

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Alissa of Soddy Daisy, TN

Alissa of Soddy Daisy, TN writes: I’ve lived in Soddy Daisy (just outside of Chattanooga) for five years, building my editing and self-publishing support business. As a small business owner, access to affordable healthcare is particularly important to me. I have always felt that affordable healthcare is a universal human right. The ACA is not perfect,…

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Nicole of Crossville, TN

Nicole of Crossville, TN writes: I am an audiologist, raised in Roane county but lived in Memphis for 19 years, spending the first half of my career in pediatrics and the second half working with adults with hearing impairment.  I moved to Fairfield Glade (Crossville) in 2015 to buy a private audiology practice. It was…

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Nicole of Crossville, TN

Nicole of Crossville, TN writes: I am an audiologist, raised in Roane county but lived in Memphis for 19 years, spending the first half of my career in pediatrics and the second half working with adults with hearing impairment.  I moved to Fairfield Glade (Crossville) in 2015 to buy a private audiology practice. It was…

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Walter of Chattanooga, TN

Walter of Chattanooga, TN writes: I work in the dry cleaning business that has been in my family for over forty years. I also work in the music industry. I’m an avid motorcyclist, which is one of the reasons I got health insurance from the get-go–you never know what can happen. I never would have…

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Nina of Knoxville, TN

Nina of Knoxville, TN writes: I moved here in 1988 from Los Angeles, and have lived in West Knoxville since that time. Earlier in my career I worked at an ad agency and in television sales, but for the past 20 years have owned a media-buying company and work out of my home. I am also a breast…

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Lane of Nashville, TN

Lane of Nashville, TN writes: I am a single mom of two small children and educator who now owns a small business as a college coach. I’ve been a life-long resident of Nashville, TN, and up until I left the classroom in May 2015, I taught junior English for twelve years in Williamson County Schools.…

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Laurie of Knoxville, TN

Laurie of Knoxville, TN writes: I have lived in Knoxville, Tennessee for 17 years.  I have been a self-employed freelance court reporter for that entire time serving Knoxville and the surrounding areas, including trips to Nashville and Chattanooga for depositions. Before the ACA, buying insurance was a nightmare.  There was no way to adquately compare…

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David of Tucson, AZ

David of Tucson, AZ writes: I have lived in the Tucson area most of my life. Currently my wife owns a small business here and we struggle paying for health insurance for us and our employees but we understand health insurance is VITAL for all of us. Currently all three of our employees have found…

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