Business: Manufactures and markets plant-based creams and lotions that either alleviate pain or heal tissue damage and fight infection in dairy cows, horses -- and people.

Founded: 1982

Headquarters: Mabel, Minn.


Executives: Founder Gary Steuart

Employees: Three

2009 revenue: $294,000, up 20 percent from $245,000 in 2008.

Quote: "When I started, I had two problems: I had no money and a lot of ignorance." -- Steuart