THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

NATHANIEL LANDAU

LANDAU UNIFORMS
FOUNDER

Nat Landau is a native Memphian, and he has lived in the city for most of his life. He attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with every intention of making a career in finance on Wall Street. Nat’s father passed away shortly before he graduated from college, so upon graduation he returned to Memphis to help his mother operate the family business, a retail uniform store primarily serving the healthcare community in Memphis.

Several years after joining the family business, Nat, along with his brother, Ferdinand, decided to expand into manufacturing. Those efforts began very modestly, with 5 seamstresses in the basement of their retail store.

Over the years, the manufacturing business grew rapidly, driven by several innovative product introductions that turned Landau into a well-known brand nationwide. Today, Landau markets several well-known brands of healthcare and culinary apparel, as well as shoes and accessories, and distributes across the U.S. as well as more than 20 countries internationally. Landau manufactures in its own facility in Honduras, as well as contractors in the Middle East and Asia, and employs more than 1,000 associates.

Nat Landau, in addition to his business pursuits, has been actively involved in charitable activities, serving on the Board and as President of the Memphis Jewish Home and Rehabilitation Center, Beth Shalom Synagogue, and Memphis Jewish Foundation. Nat and Leslie, his wife of more than 50 years, have 3 sons and daughters-in-law, and 4 grandchildren.

Description of Business:

Manufacturer of health care and culinary apparel

Year Business Founded:

1963

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“An entrepreneur is a risk taker with a strong sense of independence and a passion for results. A successful entrepreneur models honesty, integrity and dedication; these attributes inspire others to follow his leadership. A successful entrepreneur encourages his employees to take ownership of their work and gives them the independence to make decisions (and mistakes), and in this way, he helps them to achieve more than they may have imagined possible.
Entrepreneurs are vital to the growth of the U.S. economy. They have the imagination and the courage to take risks which open up new ideas and opportunities resulting in the creation of new small and mid-size businesses.
In today’s global economy, when you can access capital from around the world, raise funds with the click of a mouse or cell phone, the entrepreneurial spirit is stronger and more important than ever.”

For More Information: http://www.landau.com