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Editorial: A young businessman

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Harley Scherer is an unusual young man, and we mean that as a compliment.

When Harley was 12 years old, he wanted to restore an old car and asked his parents where he could find a job. At 12, Harley had already found a passion and had started finding ways to pursue that passion, an unusual tact for someone so young.

There was only one problem. Harley wasn't old enough to get a job. Most boys that age would have shrugged off the idea of restoring that old car and moved on to other usual things. Not Harley. He decided to become a self-employed auto detailer.

He made his own business cards and signs. With his unusual entrepreneurial spirit, he started Scherer Auto Detailing of Benton. Three years later, the 15-year-old has bought a 1984 Nissan 300 ZX, a drum set, a welder, an air compressor and tools that will be instrumental in rebuilding the old muscle car.

Good for you, Harley. You're an unusual young man. And we fully expect you to be a millionaire one day.

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Good to see this kind of ethics in todays' youth. But I don't think you should've called him an UNUSUAL young man. A better term would've been GIFTED, as well as FORTUNATE, to have others to support his personal interests, instead of someone laughing him off as a joke, at such an early age.

Indeed, Harley---you take that gift and GO with it! I don't know you, but---you certainly have MY vote for your enterprise! And it's not always the money that makes a person rich---although admittedly, that IS a strong incentive....!

-- Posted by donknome on Wed, Dec 5, 2007, at 2:10 PM

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