Located at 408 US 27 South in Fountain City, Indiana, All Around Auto is ready to serve clients with any type of auto repair. Owner Jeremiah Kinney began working with the East Central ISBDC, and Business Advisor, Ted Baker in August of 2008, and was able to open this business in January, 2010.
Jeremiah says that “Ted Baker gave me great advice, advised me on how to write my business plan, and counseled me about where to go to get all of the answers I needed in starting this business. The demographic information that was prepared for me helped me to determine if this business could create a profit.” Jeremiah refers to the ESRI report that identifies spending habits for citizens in the area.
The East Central ISBDC assisted Jeremiah through a decision process of where best to locate his business, how to obtain all of the licensing and zoning required for his location, and in helping to secure funding through a local lending institution and the Wayne County Revolving Loan Fund.
Jeremiah has invested more than $17,000 of his own funds, and received $135,000 in outside funding to secure his business. He works full time in the business, has two part-time employees, and plans to add an additional full time employee in the near future.