Kerry McCoy's story demonstrates how hard work, intelligence, intuition and a little luck can pay off big in America.
McCoy began her business in the midst of the recession in 1974-1975. As a recent fashion merchandising school graduate, McCoy was unable to find work so she simply decided to start a business with her $400 savings and self designed business cards. What began as door-to-door distribution in 1975, quickly changed because of rising gas prices, to a telemarketing sales strategy. Then, after becoming a new mother, McCoy reinvented her company again to a mail order and catalog business. In 1995, when she first learned of the Internet, a “dot com” business emerged. She is now known worldwide as simply FlagandBanner.com with roughly 30% of her current sales coming from e-commerce.
During the past four decades, under Kerry’s direction, FlagandBanner.com grew from a sole proprietor to a multi-million dollar distributor, retailer, manufacturer, and internet retailer with a multimedia presence.