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Richard Busch, owner of JC Auto Connections, goes over the finer points of a just-purchased vehicle with customer and niece Chelsea Busch. After years of working at area dealerships, Busch has opened his own lot called JC Auto Connections at 1710 Missouri Blvd.

Richard Busch, owner of JC Auto Connections, goes over the finer points of a just-purchased vehicle with customer and niece Chelsea Busch. After years of working at area dealerships, Busch has opened his own lot called JC Auto Connections at 1710 Missouri Blvd. Photo by Julie Smith.

For Richard Busch, the early success of his business JC Auto Connection may signal an upturn in the automobile industry and economy in general.

Since the May 15 inception of his used car dealership, Busch has already overseen the sale of several cars and remains confident for the upcoming weeks.

Despite the difficulties of establishing a new business, Busch’s satisfaction in working with others and innate determination motivated him to launch JC Auto Connection in a less-than-favorable business climate.

“I’m always up for a challenge,” he said.

The creation of JC Auto Connection largely resulted from Busch’s desire to spend more time with family.

Married with one son, Busch hopes a self-determined schedule will enable him to not only enjoy more hours at home but to also introduce his son to his passion of working with cars.

“My son can come and have fun, not be uptight,” he said.

Citing customer service as a crucial component of his business, Busch attempts to ensure the dependability of his inventory by making any necessary repairs before offering the cars for sale. Busch also emphasized his integrity in his sale of quality vehicles.

“If I sell a car and they have an issue, I’m fixing it,” he said.

Though car buyers may not always see a vehicle they prefer on the lot, Busch urged them to still inquire about other models.

“Check with JC Auto Connection. We can get it,” he said.

Busch also plans on opening an onsite detailing shop in the near future.

Other business licenses granted by the city in May include:

Diversified Mechanical Service Contractors, LLC, 2401 E. McCarty St., heat air, doing business as Diversified Mechanical.

New Star Communications, Pleasant Grove, Utah, door sales.

Parker and Parker Dynasty, Long Beach, Calif., door sales.

Clothing Concepts Inc., 1510 Jefferson St., temporary license.

Dream to Reality, 1101 Southwest Blvd., liquor picnic.

Red Skye Wireless, LLC, 2810 S. Ten Mile Drive, retail, doing business as AT&T.

Jefferson City Host Lions Club, charge exempt.

Pulse Telecom, LLC, Louisville, Ky., phone long distance.

Shelby Beetem & Fred Warren, 1612 Payne Drive, lawn, doing business as PO Boys Mowing & Maintenance.

Snap! Photo Booth, LLP, Sedalia, temporary license.

Four Ward Enterprises, LLC, Pleasant Hill, temporary license, doing business as Darrell Laclair.

Communique Inc., 722 Cliff St., hotel, doing business as Cliff Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn.

Crawley, James, 308 Fox Creek Road, door sales.

Payne, Jason, 601 Broadway St., retail.

Southside Business Association, 620 Madison St., liquor picnic.

Stuetz III., Bernard John, 308 Fox Creek Road, door sales.

Broadway Shell, 5227 W. Business 50, bus unspecified.

Evans Photo, LLC, Columbia, photo.

Jefferson City Rape & Abuse Crisis Service, Inc., 115 Memorial Park Drive, liquor picnic.

Penuel Academy, 1305 Swifts Highway, health.

Shawn M. Armstrong, LLC, 702 E. McCarty St., business unspecified, doing business as Capital Mortuary Service.

Thunder Performance, 124 Westmore Drive, door sales, doing business as TPG.

Nix Corp., 104 E. McCarty St., dry clean, doing business as Capital City Cleaners.

Sub-Thing Great Inc., 112 E. Dunklin St., liquor cater, doing business as Shep’s Southside.

Jeff Catering Co. Capital Plaza, St. Louis, door sales.

Southwestern Advantage, 308 Fox Creek Road, door sales.

Ecco MDS, LLC, 703 Jefferson St, liquor cater.

Welcome Inn Again, LLC, 130 E. Dunklin St., liquor cater.

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