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Case Study: How One Teen Makes His Business Tick

Juggling a business and school isn't easy. Here's how Lefty's Auto founder Mike Wilson does it.

By Paul Seaburn

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(YoungBiz)- Log on to, and you'll automatically feela need to fasten your seatbelt. A car revs its engine and a pair ofheadlights moves toward you as Lefty's high-performance sloganappears: "Welcome to Lefty's Auto, where it's yourparts at my cost."

Eighteen-year-old Mike Wilson of Overland Park, Kansas, foundedLefty's Auto two years ago with a simple purpose in mind: toprovide performance parts at reasonable prices for do-it-yourselfcar buffs like himself. Wilson had just acquired a 1987 blackCorvette that "needed some work." He was shocked at theprices auto supply stores were selling parts for and decided tolook for an alternative.

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