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Rustico Tile

Tile Business - Selling Two Trucks of Tiles in two Weeks

Fifteen years ago, I was a skinny, white girl in my late 20s living near the border of south Texas and Mexico. I was also in the final stages of shutting down my (failing) eBay franchise business. In…

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Origamei

Crumpled Outfits Drove me to Create Origami-Style Dresses

I was commuting to work from Los Angeles County to Huntington Beach in Orange County, always at the gym, working, attending professional events, all the while, being stuck in traffic. Because of this…

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PanIQ Room

Creating One Of The First US Escape Rooms

Escape rooms became extremely popular in Budapest, Hungary around 2012. It seemed like a good idea to bring this fantastic idea to the US, I always wanted to build something that can grow organically…

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featured image thumbnail for post After Struggling to find a Productivity Planner we Created Our Own

Saint Belford

After Struggling to find a Planner we Created Our Own

There were three things that pushed us down the entrepreneurial path. Experiencing burnout In early 2017, I had well and truly burnt myself out. It was only the start of the year, but I had…

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East Meets Dress

Bringing Asian-American Representation to Weddings

The idea originated from the struggles of my co-founder, Jenn, when she was looking for a modern version of the cheongsam, a traditional Chinese wedding dress. She wanted to wear a cheongsam dress for…

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Waka Coffee

Selling Home Brew Coffee without Need for a Machine

When I was about 15 years old, I began collecting menus from local cafes to generate ideas for my future business. My dream was to open a coffee shop. When I moved to New York City from Israel and…

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Cadenshae

Growing a Sports Bra For Mothers to $330k/month Business

Before I became a mother, I was a Personal Trainer, and so once I had recovered post birth, I decided to head back to the gym to catch up with clients, show Caden off, and do a bit of a work-out. As I…

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Vital Pet Life

Growing a Passion Project into a Successful Amazon brand

Our dog, Tuxedo, was having issues with his fur when we adopted him. We thought he was part wire-haired terrier with really coarse hair. After doing some research, I started adding Wild Alaskan…

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Valet Maids

After Trialing on Neighbours I created a Valet Maid Service

I have always wanted to own my own business but have struggled with what exactly to start. I owned a subscription box for a while and have tried a variety of other online businesses. Although these…

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