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Dunklin County business success story

Garry Beckett, owner of Xtreme Stereo LLC, started his Bootheel-area business in 2006 with counseling from a small business development specialist based at the University of Missouri Extension center in Jackson.

"You don't get anything unless you take a little risk."

So says entrepreneur Garry Beckett of Campbell. He ought to know. He owns Xtreme Stereo LLC, the parent company of ... not one ... not two ... but three money-making enterprises in the Bootheel.

Through Dent Pro, Garry offers auto-body repair services. With XtremeStereo he provides equipment and installation of customized automobile stereo systems. And as a RadioShack franchisee, Garry has established retail electronics gear locations in Kennett and Dexter.

Garry's entrepreneurial adventure took shape in 2006. He and his wife Kim, an elementary school teacher and reading specialist, had been thinking about starting a business for several years.

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