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Back Office Betties

I Love Answering the Phone So Created an Outsourcing Company

I was working on a major IT project which required me to be on project calls all day so I didn’t have free time to spend calling contractors when I needed several home services at once. I was shocked…

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SleepPhones

We created sleep headphones and sold 1,000,000 pairs

Being a family doctor, I needed a way to get back to sleep after taking patient calls in the middle of the night. My husband, computer programmer Jason Wolfe, suggested listening to soothing music to…

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The Comfy

How We Created Shark Tank's 5th Best-Selling Product Ever

Michael was going through a divorce, and staying at my house. One morning he was walking through the living room when he saw my 7-year-old son, Saxon, sitting on the couch in one of my old hoodies. It…

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Totem

$33k/Month Business by Gamifying Positive Communication

I’ve always been incredibly passionate about self-development. The idea actually came to me back in 2004 – to create a self-development tool that would be easy, fun, and most importantly, accessible…

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Golf Insider UK

How I Built A Golf Website That Now Funds My PHD

The concept was brewing for a while, but the pivotal moment came whilst I was waiting to get my haircut, I picked up a well-known golf magazine (it shall not be named). I was saddened by how poor the…

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Fool and Scholar Productions

How We Grew Our Storytelling Podcasts to 1,000,000 Downloads

We had been working to create podcasts as a hobby and side hustle for about a year and a half before we came up with the idea to brand ourselves as a single company (or duo) creating multiple shows…

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SpareFare

Selling Non-Refundable Flights 6M Flights Going To Waste

We give people refunds for their non-refundable flights and hotel bookings! And we provide travellers with unique below-market prices for holidays. Curious fact - one of the most frequently cited…

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Moneycado

Split Expenses Post-Holiday Without The Awkward Conversations

I started out only with the desire to create something of my own, rather than a specific idea or even a problem area. The first question I asked myself was ‘What kind of problem do I want to solve…

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PASS Technology

Background Screening Company for Safer Work Communities

I started working in the employment screening industry in 2002 and I found it striking how difficult it was to find a good background checking company in key markets. But there is a need for one – I…

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