LS-K: Like many small business owners, I definitely faced my fair share of hurdles when I launched Spaulding Decon. It was extremely difficult for me to find a bank that would give me a loan for my business. When no one would give me a business loan, I got creative and asked for a home repair loan to get my windows fixed. My windows didn’t get fixed, but I was able to use this money to launch Spaulding Decon. Like any new business, I could not expect returns for the first few years. Without an additional source of income, and even a permanent place to live, I put everything that I had into it. However my efforts paid off, Spaulding Decon has doubled its sales figures each year since 2006.