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Nite Time Decor

Proper lighting isn't just good for reading--with this franchise, it's good for your bottom line.

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This story appears in the November 2001 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

It all started when Blake Smith was six and his father bought a lawnmower for him and his half-brother, Curtis Hogan. While Hogan gave up mowing lawns to work in retail, Smith kept at it. By the time he was 16, he was making about $1,200 a week mowing 60 lawns.

As his business grew, Smith added landscaping services like fertilizing to his list of offerings.

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