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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.

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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