Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Local Entrepreneurial Publishers

When I’m in a town, I’ll sometimes find a very unique local publication other than the local newspaper. In Mooresville, IN I found three.

The Town Planner is a four color calendar for the community and chamber with ads and coupons for local businesses. The Morgan County Business Leader is a monthly business journal, highlighting local businesses. And, the Mooresville Magazine is a glossy four color quarterly magazine on the town.

Ryan Goodwin is the founder and publisher of Hometown Publishing which publishes the Mooresville Magazine. He started the business in 2005 and has similar publications in two other Indiana communities of Avon and Plainfield.

Ryan is only 23 years of age but this is not his first start-up. His first was a decorative metal panel business, Goodwin Industries, which he started at age 15. He is on the chamber board of directors, is a volunteer policeman and is running for the city council. He’s got a lot of energy!

Ryan is one of those young Millennium Generation entrepreneurs who are going to transform the USA into an even more entrepreneurial country. He is engaged, passionate, caring and VERY entrepreneurial.

The towns that can attract and nurture the Ryan Goodwin’s of their towns are going to better for it.

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