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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
I think each of us has an innate desire and need to succeed. Although Barbara Burnett of Layton, Utah always wanted to have her own business, she probably never thought it would happen. But, it is happening, and it's called Barbara's Advanced Copy Print.
You see, Barbara was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and she and her family were not of Malaysian descent. They were Dutch. During that time, the president kicked out all the Dutch people of Indonesia and Barbara's family was forced to go to Europe. During their seven years in Holland, Barbara's family met some LDS missionaries who helped them come to America, which, according to Barbara, is the land where dreams came true.
Barbara learned some business skills from her father who achieved his own dream of owning a music store in Roy, Utah. She then began working for a printing company in Ogden and ended up staying with it for more than 25 years. Then some owners of a different printing company in Layton called her to see if she was interested in buying. Barbara tells me she was through with the printing business and she wanted no part in it. However, businessmen who are very eager to sell are very persuasive as well! The printing company called Barbara three to four times each week and finally persuaded her to look at the company and buy it at a very fair price. In April 2002, Barbara's company began, providing all printing needs ranging from wedding invitations to digital black and white copying and color on all kinds of media from canvas to watercolor paper, etc.
Although she bought a company without any financial backup, Barbara has what I call "the killer instinct." She put her car on collateral and was able to get a hefty loan for the down payment. And now, she's holding her own! Barbara has more than 82 accounts and does business in Las Vegas, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Idaho and Utah. Barbara tells me she loves the people she serves and I'm willing to bet that they love her as well.
For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.