As we welcome in the warm weather this spring, we renew our hope that life will begin to return to normal. While many Ohioans begin beautifying their homes and gardens this month, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Wednesday the Ohio lawn and garden businesses that are a part of his Ohio Business Spotlight for the month of April.

This month’s business spotlight recognizes the many family-owned businesses that started with an idea, took root with countless hours of hard work and have now grown to serve thousands of Ohioans across the state.
Buck’s T&M Mowing in Georgetown is among the businesses featured this month. Over 20 years ago, Buck had a riding mower and the drive to make some extra money for his family. Now he has two trucks with trailers, four mowers, and employs a few local youth each summer to try to keep up with his expert mowing skills. During the winter, you can find him at his other business, Community Bowling Lanes in Georgetown.

“Some entrepreneurs see a need and work to make a living, while others combine their love of being outside with supporting their families,” said LaRose. “I grew up working on a farm and can appreciate the desire to work with your hands, to create and to build something you can pass along to your children and grandchildren like some of these businesses have done.”
Across Ohio, young men and women are becoming the next generation of entrepreneurs by mowing and caring for their neighbors’ lawns, and some will turn this into a thriving business. Many Ohio businesses were started by a teenager with a dream who made it official by registering their business on the Secretary of State’s website.

If you need help starting or growing your own business, Ohio is teeming with resources for new business ideas. Begin your journey down the road to success at the Secretary of State’s Ohio Business Gateway at

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