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First Lesson: Trust Your Gut

Jeff Haas built Bubba's Breakway by following his instincts (and listening to customers).Now his son Jason is doing the same with Team Blue Hand Car Wash.

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This story appears in the March 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »
First Lesson: Trust Your Gut

A year after graduating from Stanford University, Jason Haas got a daunting assignment from his father: Create a franchise concept the two could develop together. Jason--who was earning a shoe-leather MBA at the family architectural and construction firm in State College, Penn.--freaked out a little. But soon enough, he had a plan for Team Blue , a fast, affordable hand carwash. Now, team Haas is preparing to roll out 35 carwashes in the next two years.

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