Canton, Ohio — March 19, 2013 — When reporter Ashley Poulter asked the question “Why did you start your business?”, CEO Blog Nation.com included Mike Kappel‘s response.
Mike Kappel, President of Patriot Software Company, is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience and five successful companies. So Mike Kappel’s short answer to the question about his reason for starting Patriot Software is: Because he has walked in the small business owner’s shoes.
Here is Mike Kappel’s complete answer as published on CEO Blog Nation’s site:
“Some kids are good at sports; I was more of a business-geek kinda kid. I started my first business when I was ten and created other businesses throughout my teens. It is no surprise that I quit my post-college corporate job 25 years ago and have become a serial entrepreneur.
“When we started out, we were broke… improvising office space in the basement of a factory and putting out fires and fighting alligators! So, I have HUGE respect for small business owners. They do so much, and then have to spend precious time wrestling with non-income-producing administrative tasks (like payroll, payroll taxes, bookkeeping, hiring, website design). As a budding entrepreneur, I often thought somebody should automate all this stuff. The software should be simple, reliable, and affordable.
“It became my life goal – my passion – to bring that solution to small businesses, and Patriot Software, LLC, was born. Our attitude throughout all of Patriot Software is: make it work; keep it simple; price it low. In fact, our software is intentionally priced for the smallest of small businesses. Patriot Software is going to help millions of small business owners across the United States.”
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