OHIO: Forget the California Gold Rush. It’s so mid-1800s.
Like a growing number of entrepreneurs nationwide, Andy Joseph knows that his business fortunes are tied, for better or worse, to what he describes as the “green rush.”
Sales jumped from $750,000 in 2012 to $3.2 million in 2013. This year, Joseph expects revenue to approach $9 million.
Joseph started Apeks in 2001 after fine-tuning a process that extracts botanical oils using a setup that looks like a cross between a moonshiner’s still and Dr. Frankenstein’s workbench.