Small-Business Success Story: Building a New Career With Big Boxes

He recycles shipping containers into pop-up retail shops and other structures.

Kiplinger's spoke with David Campbell, founder and CEO of Boxman Studios, a Charlotte, N.C.-based company that customizes shipping containers for pop-up retail shops and other structures, about how he got started. Read on for an excerpt from our interview:

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Patricia Mertz Esswein
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Esswein joined Kiplinger in May 1984 as director of special publications and managing editor of Kiplinger Books. In 2004, she began covering real estate for Kiplinger's Personal Finance, writing about the housing market, buying and selling a home, getting a mortgage, and home improvement. Prior to joining Kiplinger, Esswein wrote and edited for Empire Sports, a monthly magazine covering sports and recreation in upstate New York. She holds a BA degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, Minn., and an MA in magazine journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University.