My First Million

The store's offerings have expanded far beyond candy -- Lauren has established a lifestyle brand and offers candy-themed
"We continue to build products that we need for ourselves, which means we focus on doing just a few things. It seems everyone
"When I was in college, I fell in love with a woman from Vietnam. After quitting my job, I followed her there in 1972. I
The original version of this article appeared on AOL Small Business on 3/14/11. "In 1977, I borrowed $1,000 on my credit
"We were riding the wave of the technology of the era -- 800 calling -- but we knew we had changed the way the floral industry
"In those first two years when I was getting Spanx made, there was just a lot of hearing the word 'no,' a lot of frustration
Wilson: We liked the name "Gilt" because there's a play on words with guilty pleasures -- shopping is notoriously a guilty
"You wouldn't believe some of the letters we've had from customers. Customers write in that their marriage was on the rocks
We hit upon a perfect storm of sorts where, while we had strong sales in bike shops, the healthy and natural foods movement