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10 Characters You Totally Forgot are Small Business Owners

Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith is Editor-in-Chief at Fundera. Specializing in financial advice for small business owners, Meredith is a current and past contributor to Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, SCORE, AllBusiness and more.
Meredith Wood

1. Kermit the Frog

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This long-suffering showrunner of The Muppet Show has weathered all kinds of setbacks, from kidnapping to amnesia. Nevertheless, Kermit has kept his unruly troupe afloat for 40 years—what a boss!

 

2. Lucy van Pelt

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Forget the lemonade stand. Lucy might be a kid, but that doesn’t stop her from offering her, uh, “psychiatric” services to the Peanuts gang for the low, low price of five cents.

 

3. Moe Syzslak

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What would Springfield be without Moe’s Tavern? Moe’s may not be the warmest, cleanest, or most legal establishment in town, but it’ll always be a reliable spot to throw back an ice-cold Duff.

 

4. The Ghostbusters

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Getting fired from Columbia University didn’t stop Venkman, Spengler, and Statz. They turned their work as parapsychologists into a wildly successful business—and saved New York City!

 

5. Uncle Jesse

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How could we leave out the grooviest member of the Full House gang? Jesse Katsopolis endured a few classic small business trials to get the Smash Club up and running, but after securing that small business loan, Cool Uncle Jesse had the hottest nightclub in town.

 

6. Fred and George Weasley

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Thanks to a loan from Harry Potter, the Weasley twins turned their expulsion from Hogwarts into a business opportunity, and Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes was born: a joke shop with magical merchandise as mischievous as the twins themselves.

 

7. Princess Tiana

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Kissing her frog prince isn’t the end of the story for Tiana. This New Orleans-born restaurateur is the first princess to own her own business! That’s our kind of leading lady.

 

8. Geppetto

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Who could forget this hardworking woodworker? Whale catastrophe aside, Geppetto’s got an enviable life, working with his hands and enjoying the simple things in life with puppet-son Pinocchio.

 

9. Maurice

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Belle’s eccentric father might not be the most successful inventor in France, but that doesn’t stop him from toiling away in his workshop in pursuit of the next big thing!

 

10. Mario

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Even the Mushroom Kingdom needs a few trusty plumbers, though it’s hard to imagine Mario has time for many house calls, what with all the kidnapped princesses to save.

Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.
Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith is Editor-in-Chief at Fundera. Specializing in financial advice for small business owners, Meredith is a current and past contributor to Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, SCORE, AllBusiness and more.
Meredith Wood

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