From private signings to auctions and now a retail store, one east coast business owes its start to one special year in Pittsburgh Steelers history.
He was still working in retail management, but owning his own sports memorabilia company is what Pete Ausiello really wanted to do.
A life-long sports fan, he knew others shared the same passions and decided to dive in.
An exclusive deal with Jerome Bettis a few years ago got the ball rolling in a big way. Now, B&G Sports has several players under contract as well as a thriving online business. Earlier this year, the New Jersey-based company owned by a Steelers fan took the next step: a retail store jam-packed with autographs and other sports collectibles.
It makes for a busy–and rewarding time.