Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success: Andy and Laurie Sanborn

Andy and Laurie Sanborn
The Draft Sports Bar

“I don’t think there’s an easy business to be involved in… If there is an easy business, tell me what it is and I’ll go to that one.” – Andy Sanborn, Co-Owner, The Draft.

Andy and his wife Laurie did not take the easy route when it came to choosing their careers. By day, they’re State Senator Andy Sanborn and Representative Laurie Sanborn, working under the gold dome in Concord. By night, they’re entrepreneurs.

“The number one issue in our society today, that can cure virtually every single ail we have, is a great job, so let’s go make some.”

10 years ago, they created the restaurant called The Draft—which is about a mile away from the State House—and employs nearly two dozen people. We asked the Sanborns to share their Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success.

Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success:

  • Hire the best of the best
  • Manage from the bottom up
  • Create a climate of success
  • Offer something unexpected and create it from scratch
  • Cater to customer wants and needs

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