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MY FIRST MILLION
How Gang Life Prepared Him To Be A CEO
Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar: My First Million
"I definitely love art. My whole family is artistic. My dad's a designer, my brother's a filmmaker, my grandfather was a
A.J. Khubani, TeleBrands: My First Million
Jason Fried, 37signals: Old-School Wisdom From A Software Pioneer
The original version of this article appeared on AOL Small Business on 5/26/10. "Back in 1999, Carlos was watching an episode
Tim Leatherman: Inventor On The Cutting Edge
"Eventually, as the situation within the country began to deteriorate, I left with my wife and her family. After getting
Barbara Corcoran, The Corcoran Group: My First Million
Bob Williamson, Horizon Software International And Honey Lake Plantation: My First Million
"My sons are talented software developers, so they came to work for me. The plan was to find a little niche and sell it to
Jim McCann, 1-800-FLOWERS.com: My First Million
"We've been at it now for 34 years, and when I could make payroll without sweating every week, I had the suspicion that it
Sara Blakely, Spanx: My First Million
"$5,000 was my savings from selling fax machines door to door and my budget for Spanx and that's what I launched the business
Alexis Maybank And Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Gilt Groupe: My First Million
Maybank: We used to attend the sample sales in New York at odd hours during the day -- that informed the idea. Plus, the
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Andrew Mason, Groupon: The Unlikely Dealmaker
"It was such a weird, evolutionary process. I never thought of myself as an entrepreneur, but both my parents were entrepreneurs
Gary Erickson And Kit Crawford, Clif Bar: My First Million
Erickson: Growing up, there were so many times I wanted to start my own business. When I worked at a ski shop or a restaurant
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