22 Nov '11, 1pm

Opting For A More Traditional, Small Business

Opting For A More Traditional, Small Business

We usually hear stories of young talent leaving corporate jobs to join technology startups, but here’s someone who left a fast-growing technology startup to found his own small business. 26-year old Adam Kaplan left his enterprise and large account sales role at Manhattan, New York-based online business listings site Yext and obtained a franchise so that he can “build something of his own”. Kaplan is opening ShelfGenie – a franchise concept that designs, builds and installs custom shelving systems that are custom-built to fit into existing cabinets – in Queens and Long Island. “I left a great job with great people at a rapidly growing company because I knew I had the experience and business acumen necessary to excel on my own,” says Kaplan. “ShelfGenie is a great concept and the product is useful for anyone — I chose this path because it was a solid business investment wit...

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