Lynn Suess, 45, Suess Electronics, Appleton, Wis.
First Job in the CE Industry: This job. I started here part-time. This is a family business, but I’m here all the time now. 15 years.
People in the military who serve the country and are serving our country right now are my heroes. Especially I look up to the World War II vets.
Always be honest. Establish rules and expectations for your employees and always stick to it. If someone is not a team player, no matter how good they may be, they’ve got to go. They might be the number one sales guy, but if they are disruptive to the rest of the group, I think it’s better, for the long term, if they go.