"Don't let anyone tell you, you can't do it" was the message of Charlie Barzoff, owner of B Auto Parts. Charlie is an alum of Granite City High School and took over his father's business at a very young age. Charlie is very dedicated to his business and stressed to students that it is easy to make money, but it's hard to keep it; you don't want to give it all to the government. Charlie sets an agenda every day and works seven days a week. Charlie has made his business his hobby and has fun every day. Charlie stressed the importance of understanding the numbers to make money and keeping control of your costs of doing business.

Charlie, CEO appreciates and thanks you for your time spent with us.

Reflection by Andrea Gibson
On Thursday, we went on a business trip to B’s Auto Parts. If Charlie Barzoff, the owner, would have never spoken at all and just gave us a tour of his facility, I still would’ve learned so much. He was so organized. The whole place was organized. I was seriously amazed. But I also learned from Charlie's teachings. He repeated over and over again, “don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it” and that spoke to me. I feel like because of my age and being a girl, a lot of people think that I can’t accomplish things but I can. And he reassured me of that. He also spoke about saving money and about how people will tell you that money isn’t everything but in business, it is everything. It’s all you work for.

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