It's the paradox of the small-business owner: You have a passion that inspires you to go into business for yourself. But before you know it, the myriad demands of actually running the business can take center stage.
That's the situation Dr. Tresha Grissom faced at Lewisburg Animal Hospital, a veterinary practice south of Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Grissom had purchased the former Lewisburg Animal Clinic in 2009 and refashioned it into a companion-animal practice. Her slogan reflects her appreciation of the special bond between people and their pets: "Your other 'family' doctor."