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From Rental Cars to TV Ads and Janitorial Entrepreneurship

In the dynamic world of business, there's always a story to be told about people in our community who don’t get the headlines or notoriety they deserve. Nathan Truzzolino's journey from an Enterprise Rental Car salesman to TV ad sales and eventually becoming the owner of a thriving janitorial company is one exciting rollercoaster ride. It's more than just a tale of a guy who knows how to lead employees; it's about a brave individual who took a risk from a salesman to a business owner.

Nathan's journey began in the car rental business, where he honed his skills in communication, negotiation, and building relationships. Working in this environment didn’t match his personality and there was always an entrepreneurial spark within him, a desire to build something of his own. It's as if entrepreneurship was ingrained in his DNA, coming from a family with a long history of successful business ownership in Butte. The Truzzolino Tamales business, running strong for over 125 years, is a testament to the family's entrepreneurial spirit.

What truly sets Nathan apart is his ability to inspire and motivate his team. He understands that a business is only as strong as its employees, and he built a dedicated and motivated workforce by fostering a culture of trust, open communication, and a shared vision for the future. He gives night owls and loners a place where they can thrive and fill a great need in our community.

Yet, losing employees is one of the most challenging aspects of Nathan's journey. He recognizes the crucial role that his team plays in the success of his business. Employee turnover disrupts not just daily operations but also the trust and camaraderie he has worked hard to cultivate. Still, Nathan's resilience and determination shine through as he bounces back from such setbacks, driven by his desire to provide great opportunities for his employees.

To maintain a healthy work-life balance and deal with the mental demands of entrepreneurship, Nathan turns to therapy. It's his way of unwinding and giving his mind a break. Regular therapy sessions help him gain perspective, manage stress, and recharge his mental batteries. This self-care practice underscores his commitment to maintaining his mental health, which, in turn, contributes to his business success.

Nathan's transition from TV ad sales to owning a janitorial company was far from straightforward, especially given the COVID-19 pandemic. He had to navigate the uncertainties of starting a new business, but he did it with determination and a willingness to adapt. He started “Cardboard Only” as another business option to help recycle and provide a pickup service for those who don’t want their cardboard to deteriorate in the dump.

“What’s the worst that could happen?” he asked himself. In a town as vibrant as Missoula, with soaring demand, there couldn't have been a better time to start these businesses.

Nathan's journey is an inspiration to all, encouraging listeners to take the leap and make their business dreams a reality. Hard work and the desire to succeed are all you need to bring your next business to life.

Here's to Butte, America, and the entrepreneurial people that come out of that crazy town!

- Resset

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