The human ability for invention is amazing. Overall, it has moved the world forward, helping us make life better. Some inventions are big, such as space travel and the Internet.
Yet, some solve everyday pains. Inventor Robert Segal imagined a way to clean gutters from the ground. In 2002, he created the model for Gutter Sense. Nearly 20 years later, thousands use it for gutter cleaning.
Michael Schiestel and Entrepreneurship
The Gutter Sense story is bigger than the invention of the tool. It’s a story about the spark of creativity that drives invention. It’s about the excitement of entrepreneurship. Finally, it’s about the promise of small business. I grew up in a family business, so I saw how it could bring ideas to life.
I’m passing the spirit of entrepreneurship to the next generation. First, I recruited my daughter Paige to be a Gutter Sense seller. Currently, she runs the company with me. I also teach entrepreneurship at a local school. I help high schoolers create products that solve problems. Necessity may be the mother of invention. Yet, small business is the start that makes ideas reality.
– Mike & Paige