BY BRIAN RZEPPA
With a minuscule 4 percent success rate, businesses are simply not expected to ever hit the decade mark. For EmbroidMe on Biddle Avenue in Wyandotte, this year has served as a milestone that an overwhelming majority of businesses are never able to achieve.
The path that has been taken over the past 10 years has had its fair share of twists and turns, but the fact that EmbroidMe has made it this far is a testament to the hard work of their owners, Mark and Jennifer Lyons.
It has turned into a full-fledged career, but the embroidering business was not one that Mark Lyons had pictured himself working in over a decade ago.
“Ten years ago, the job I had went away and I had to do something because I was too old to get hired by someone else. My wife and I found this, so we just decided to run with it,” Lyons said.
While they were excited to get their business up and running, the economic climate was not one that was conducive to any business, new or established. Right out of the gate, they were served with the biggest challenge that they would face. [Read more…]