Larry Wright was never supposed to own Lake Charles, LA-based C&C Home Appliances. But the store’s former owner, who watched Wright diligently and successfully learn every part of the business, saw things a little bit differently. That led the then-owner, who was ready to retire, to approach Wright with a bold offer: buy the business.
The stars aligned perfectly for Enos Barger, managing partner at Castle Rental & Pawn, to sign an NIL deal with a local college athlete and recent transfer student. But theirs is a situation that other independent business owners can learn from and look to capitalize on in their own markets.