Ya gotta love it! That seems to be one of the main criteria for starting a small business and making it a success. It also was the sentiment of the folks reflecting on what it has taken them to build four vibrant businesses at the close of 2014.
With no background in retail or running a business, Nancy O’Brien opened Fiore, a shop specializing in artisan olive oils and balsamic vinegars, in downtown Bar Harbor in 2009. Now, six years later, the business is going great and O’Brien has five other stores in Maine.