Success Story: Never Too Young for Entrepreneurship

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Starting a business at age 21 is scary and nerve-racking, to say the least. You have no idea what you are doing and “literally, no money,” laughs Karla Thornton, owner of the New Bremen Massage Clinic.

That was 10 years ago and one-third of the business she has now. Since opening in 2007, Thornton has tripled her employee base and moved into a much larger space.

Thornton credits part of her business success to the guidance she and co-owner Linda Baker received from their first conversation with a Minster Bank business account representative.

“At age 21, they gave me a crash course in how to start a business,” she says. “We looked around at different options in small business loans, and Minster Bank, by far, was the most helpful.”

Professional Insight From Minster Bank

From setting up business accounts and credit card machine capabilities to federal business laws, Minster Bank representatives provided professional insight and step-by-step assistance. “They took the time to sit down and talk with us. And still today, they know us by name,” she says.

Thornton says she can count on Minster Bank for good advice and the banking services she needs for her business today and into the future.

New Bremen Massage Clinic has grown from two part-time therapists and one treatment room to six licensed massage therapists and three treatment rooms. Located at 103 W. Monroe St. (State Route 274) in New Bremen, massage services include Pregnancy Massage, Integrative Reflexology, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Muscle Release Technique, Sports Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Chair Massage and Infant Massage. They also provide on-site workplace massage.

Small or large, Minster Bank understands every business owner and every business has different needs. That’s why we offer a range of business loans and accounts. We also provide business bill pay, payroll solutions, business succession planning, remote deposit capture, credit card and debit card assistance, online banking, retirement planning and more.

Whether needing capital to increase inventory, finance retail space, purchase equipment or grow your business, we offer a variety of financing tools to help you find the best fit for your business goals. Contact us today online, at (866-646-7837) or at one of our 8 convenient office locations.

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