My success was neither accident nor good luck. When vision and persistence are combined with a clearly defined but flexible method, success follows. A good, early example in the history of my company is a small barbecue business that sold 5 pound tubs of barbecue beef smoked in one smokehouse and only to restaurants. My company refined the product, promotional material, packaging, pricing and placement within the buyer’s retail environment. The core was the newly created team that included advertising and packaging specialists. Success in business depends upon trustworthy people working together to mutual benefit.