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Gainesville Student Painter entrepreneur lining up customers, recruiting employees
Johnathan West, left, of Student Painters talks with customer John Holbrooks about the Sherwin Williams training and certification painters will obtain before work begins on the exterior of the Ed Dodd Trail home. - photo by LeAnne Akin
Johnathan West, a University of Georgia student from Gainesville, hopes to run at least an $80,000 business this summer as an intern with Young Entrepreneurs Across America’s “Student Painters.” As Gainesville branch manager, West recruits marketers and painters for the student development company established in Michigan in 1987 that develops communication and business skills through a summer of real world business experience. Students like West gain the tools needed to become entrepreneurs by running their own painting business.