Dale Rumsey is an employee of Mansfield University. He's the head of the custodial staff in Laurel Manor who has a beef jerkey business on the side. His business started two years ago, when his family and friends told him that his homemade beef jerky was good enough to sell. Orignally a hobby, Dale started out with a small dehydrator and a secret recipe he came up with. Now he makes batches every few days just to keep up with the demand of the students and local bars.
His advice to someone thinking about being an entrepreneur? "Talk your idea out with someone who already has a business. They'll be able to tell you the best way to start out."
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