The Mr. Canary Finch Feeder is Making a Difference

Business Accelerator Program Participant Jan LongBusiness Coaching Client and Business Accelerator Program Participant,  Jan Long, was recognized this week on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick.  As a “capitalist with the heart of a social worker”, Jan has been working alongside her sister since 1995, selling a product originally developed by her father: the Mr. Canary Finch Feeder.

These recyclable bird feeders have been sold in over 2700 Walmart stores nationwide over the last 15 years, and consist of 100% American-made parts.  Jan’s company has two objectives: to produce effective products that are convenient and affordable, and to establish a company that can make a profit and a difference in their community. With over half a million units manufactured each year, Jan’s business employs many local Marion, Indiana residents, 75 of which are disabled.

Jan is definitely making an impact in her business, as well as her community, and we are inspired by her success.  To view the interview in its entirety, click here.

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