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Time for our small business spotlight and the spotlight is on the Dover group and the company owner is what she -- -- the president and CEO of the -- -- welcome Michael hoey who has everything I'm fine I'm -- -- and us open.
Just -- viewers know what is the Dover.
The group consists of different business that I own of the -- -- catering -- -- when the Malibu beach club in Long Beach sands catering hall and Lido beach.
And various concessions throughout Nassau and Suffolk County.
And ice cream convoys can mining company.
Who it was start because it really have very small beginnings like a lot of lot of reviewers have these dreams about how they want to build a business how did you get started.
So I was aggressive I want it to stop my own business and it was hard and I was working for somebody.
I rented an ice cream truck I found to be lucrative and I.
-- continued on I was working -- -- -- -- -- narrow weekend selling ice cream and parks and pools and where record find kids.
And I -- that business about fifty trucks.
Good humor helped me along and they gave me -- franchise and my company became the biggest one and castle county.
And from there right spot and off to vending machines and concessions and they don't -- -- Wow I mean -- the idea of -- of building a business like that it wasn't making make it sound very simple but it doesn't listen so what what -- some of the on the hurdles you had to overcome.
Girls were getting permits than to getting locations for the trucks the goal of finding people.
That would work for me and making -- thought in the small company and its -- are setting up all the different.
Challenges that you have to do funny location -- you know building places.
You know and another election has kind of been a lot of people put their hopes and Obama because he's a businessman -- -- you economy.
What's your reaction -- -- -- sort of small business -- owners to meet reelection of President Obama.
Be careful that's that's that's to be careful.
It's -- you don't you know you're going -- you know taxes are gonna go off field you know that you go to look at sub S corporation like mine I'm gonna pay.
Is -- personal tax rates -- -- big corporate tax which was which are there.
I have to obamacare I have to move new regulations and we're gonna happen in you know face in the future.
So it's not going to be easy is not going to be that many wrist that I didn't take anything that I have it's marginal I'm not gonna go after a -- just cut back.
You have what I don't know if you -- -- -- them please listen -- concessions -- beaches and pools and some of them very -- not gonna go after them anymore because I can't take any chances had to be very careful.
-- you know what people guarded just about hiring.
If I want to hire anybody I I hate the people -- I never I'm not that kind of person wanted to keep everybody working I want to grow that's my whole thing is well.
I'm fifty years old -- wanna work for another 1520 years and have something else my family.
That's the big thing.
-- -- talking about catering -- Q how did you venture off on the of the trucks to the catering halls and then and then after that what's the what's the usual created after that.
We want to catering -- are.
Some monologues and there going downhill and I I found one called the sands and Lido beach gentlemen I don't have called me and said look you.
They have this place called Malibu beach club right next store doing a good job and looking to get out can you take this place over.
It took it over so if you want the need for something that's of value things that weren't too expensive.
And I mean that places value you know like evaluated and every week every kind of party haggle pricing -- -- great food.
And there was it was a great place took off right away and from -- 10 fiscal -- house symbol with a very large cable.
And I cleaned it up and people's response was great and out the -- -- I don't know what's gonna happen.
About how and you may get a storm and how many businesses were affected by that.
My working standpoint biggest one is now boats and eat right don't lose right on the ocean -- -- for us is 900 -- has nothing was damaged no -- Possible I have no idea it's amazing act of god I'm not a good site.
And you know a couple of you know my -- the wasn't some -- but nothing crazy my place -- -- the sands what are ran through the building and it's pretty damaged.
And order an effort to keep everybody happy weddings both formats as sweet sixteens events -- with my other kid we everybody you know we try to work -- clients and find dates for them in times and -- effectively put it got everybody place which is everybody seems to be happy for now.
But at the other place the -- it's up and running no damage was great.
But you know we people who afraid to have parties I don't know people can get to the point is no gas.
And now this know people that went you know left the area -- -- they don't want moment.
Go out of state so they -- on around some get a lot of post moments.
You win you have advice for people wanna start a business because what I'm hearing you talk about is that you have big dreams what you and started small that was okay how do you what what's it.
The number one of his advice you can give people -- -- start businesses plan.
-- conservative is conserve as you can day you have to be I wouldn't take a big -- now at all.
Knowing where we're going with Obama's rules and regulations could be very very careful and to grow right now you have to be crazy because.
It's just going to affectionately obamacare anybody has more before an unemployed player with health care.
It's that could be crippling especially now with the -- -- -- going up pricey gas is high.
All food and -- you know packaged products or expensive.
So I can safely say event and your view of Obama and the Obama administration is that it's not good for business -- -- you see there could be some surprises down the road.
Yeah it could be some surprise hopefully -- -- curtail some of the things that he was pushing so hard for so is gonna put the small businesses like mine out of business who run a small profit margin now.
And through the door for us to make -- that we had to grow into volume and now by grown into -- if he takes a little bit of that away it's going to be crippling.
So -- -- for you what would you like to sort of expand into -- and I know that you're not into.
The franchise and sort of like an independent franchises that we know I mean like the McDonald's wouldn't but it can you see yourself doing.
Sort of franchise -- out.
I was never a big fan of actresses this only caught -- in so many different angles of payment.
You know franchise fees and royalties.
And I'm working on were caught myself and our car for somebody else -- the name is McDonald's.
But I see myself there's a lot of opportunities a lot of businesses that are struggling that just need a boost of money.
And I was willing up I knew that I was you know there's light at the end of the tunnel I would want to invest in new business investment and another -- -- -- -- restaurant.
I'd be happy to do it by now have to you know be careful pull up my money to see what happens.
I used -- -- -- -- and it is very very important about the idea that being careful.
How does that work itself out when you -- being careful.
What is the first thing -- need to be careful about.
The first visit the you don't open up another dress the one excellent or some place thanks to another food place Seattle how he won the -- -- what are you thinking you know.
Why would you want to -- they host over the next though vague as to what he's doing.
You know security are hurting yourself you're gonna -- and you can find a business that's like off standalone it's doing some business but he's a little help because it's either that Mike my -- us.
It was doing business it wasn't it was -- that we see very profitable place in the drop down very well.
By me cleaning it up and boosting an up and new uniforms new carpeting and new paint and do whatever we just -- -- on the just I capital will make it look like in an accident writing ways and Angie and I think anorexic is my energy -- my step synergy that great.
-- -- my wife everybody's pushing an -- they wanna make the plays great.
And it didn't people people responding that calling to say I wanna do my party I wanna have a winning here and it was great.
But that's what people need to do going to business -- they could find a way to find something that's you know marginal and -- rolling you know -- for.
-- -- is how can people learn more about you -- your story you your website is -- group NY dot com correct.
What kind of my way around there it is right there at the -- group when can they can they booked it for weddings and government says it.
I think a political anyone of the different you know the visions in my company whether view vending machine -- -- -- -- event.
They wanna rent and stuff blow ups whatever it may be we'll have a wedding at the sands of the call -- -- wanna have a beach fought -- malveaux picking beautiful my web site.
I -- is ready willing and able to take it.
And this is only the negative negative part of this at what point.
Does a person or should know to get out of mean it because you never did you always found an avenue to go to to make something more quit there are certain business people that don't read the tea -- that they don't know when to -- -- yeah.
When I get out and successful -- that some things some -- that we vessels involved with.
You see you can make a profit you have to get out if you keep reinvesting your own money into something that is keeps going down.
Paula today you know it's it's -- don't you can't be hero to you get that money from your home money from your family is trying to make this dream alive that's not -- -- the -- Yeah I want thank you so much bush -- a -- -- that Dover group wonderful -- check -- -- website at Dover.
Group NY dot com wonderful advice -- thank you thanks so much have a great day -- -- well that is it for this -- up foxnews.com.