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A Fix-it Shop With a Twist

Nancy Herrington saves the day for customers of her Mr. Handyman franchise--and her community.

This story appears in the March 2011 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »
Booked: Nancy Herrington will target literacy.

Booked: Nancy Herrington will target literacy.

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Nancy Herrington was exhausted. After a bout of cancer and 15 years as a software consultant, she was ready for a challenge that would keep her near her Phoenix-area home.

A good friend in Dallas had bought a Mr. Handyman franchise and kept badgering Herrington to look into the business. When she finally did and studied her local demographics, she knew it would be a great fit.

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