Entrepreneur Magazine

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December 2005 – When building contractor Abbie Sladick, 43, founder and president of Abbie Joan Enterprises in Naples, Florida, suggested to an elderly client that she install a grab bar in her new marble and glass-block bathroom, the woman told her she’d rather fall than let her friends know she had one. “Those were the words that created a product,” says Sladick, who founded a new company, Great Grabz. Read more.