A Promise Takes Flight
THE DAY THAT COMMERCIAL PILOT, BLAIN DAPPER, got the idea to start a business, it wasn’t because he had a brilliant idea, or because he was fulfilling a need that wasn’t being addressed in the market place. Nor was he trying to get rich.
No, Blain started his business for one reason and one reason only: he wanted to pass the promise of America down to his daughters.
It had occurred to him on a cross-country flight that nearly all of his family and close relatives had started businesses. They were entrepreneurs all; people who had trusted that if they worked hard—and never gave up—that America offered them the promise of a better life. And all of them had met with some measure of success. Blain was always comfortable as a wage-earner and felt proud to be a part of the American work force that is second to none among the world’s workers. But he wanted his girls to know firsthand the extraordinary gift of self-determination that the American way of life offers—and so, he decided that the three of them, Jayden, Dakota, and he would start a company.
But what kind of business would they excel in? What did his young girls know a little something about? What could they understand? Where did all three of their lives overlap?
Suddenly, he had it. Soap!
Today, hand-crafted, all-natural and American-made Navigator Soap consists of two enterprising young girls who are involved in every aspect of the product—and their loving father who wanted to give them a most extraordinary gift. “In America, if you can dream it, you can do it. So go do it. America believes in you. You should too.”
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