Student Started Life-Saving Small Business After Seeing a Need

Aspiring entrepreneurs can learn from this university student’s methodical path that included identifying a need, focusing and building a great team.

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You likely have never heard of Keith Nothacker, or BACtrack, the small business he founded in 2001 during his senior year at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was an economics major.

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H. Dennis Beaver, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Author of "You and the Law"

After attending Loyola University School of Law, H. Dennis Beaver joined California's Kern County District Attorney's Office, where he established a Consumer Fraud section. He is in the general practice of law and writes a syndicated newspaper column, "You and the Law." Through his column he offers readers in need of down-to-earth advice his help free of charge. "I know it sounds corny, but I just love to be able to use my education and experience to help, simply to help. When a reader contacts me, it is a gift."