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Hello friend,

We are excited to introduce you to the second chance entrepreneurs participating in our inaugural Rise Up, Get Started matching grant program. Meet Sean Gasaway, owner of JEFE, LLC:
"I'm trying to gain my son back, because I spent a lot of time in prison...  I started [my business] with a lawn mower, a weed eater, and just went at it hard... If you have a skillset, and you know your worth, you gotta push." That’s Sean Gasaway, Owner of JEFE, LLC

We featured Sean awhile back in this video and caught up with him recently to learn more about his business: 

What inspired you to start your own business?

I was passionate about the outdoors and I had skills beautifying people’s properties. I like an active job and the fact that you can make your own money as an entrepreneur. 

What do you enjoy most about your work?

I enjoy networking with other people. To see the look on my customer’s face when they’re satisfied makes it all worth it. They always give me good feedback and help me improve. 

How would you like to grow your business in the coming year? 

I want to continue growing my residential client base in Brookside, Waldo, Leawood, and Prairie Village. I also want to get my first small corporate contract so that I can get a solid reference and value feedback that I can begin to use to grow my corporate business. 

What does success look like for you? 

Success is making all of my customers happy and hitting all of my goals for the year, then building on this momentum to grow my business year over year. 

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If you are looking for someone to take care of your lawn and beautify your outdoor space in Brookside, Waldo, Leawood, or Prairie Village (or if you know of a corporate opportunity), give Sean a call to get a quote: ‪(816) 883-9821‬. Tell him Determination, Incorporated sent you and…



Leslie Walton & Kyle J Benson-Smith
Determination, Incorporated

PS- We are both happy customers of JEFE, LLC! 

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