The Risk Takers

The Risk Takers

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The Risk Takers is about ordinary people, all with good ideas, who faced daunting challenges, but took a leap of faith and started their own business. The book tells the stories of the personal and professional journeys of sixteen fascinating men and women who built hugely successful, multimillion dollar companies. They started with very little, opted to strike out on their own, and struggled with disappointment and failure. Yet, they overcame adversity and through persistence and resiliency determined their own destiny. Youa€™ll meet the founders of companies familiar to most Americans: Geek Squad, Curves, Liz Lange Maternity, Kinkoa€™s, Paul Mitchell, Spanx, Amya€™s Kitchen, along with nine others. Don and Renee Martin, successful entrepreneurs in their own right, personally interviewed these men and women whose inspiring stories demonstrate ita€™s never been easy to start your own business and navigate it through all the inevitable storms to ultimate successa€”in any economy, in any era. But can be done. The personal stories in this volume remind us of what is possible when you combine an inspired business idea with faith and tenacity. Ita€™s the right book at the right timea€”ita€™s time to resurrect The American Dream.About 60 percent of Build-A- Bear Workshopa#39;s clientele comprises repeat customers who plan their store visits in ... Thata#39;s when Maxine got her idea to launch a company that allowed kids to make their own teddy bearsa€”a concept that buckedanbsp;...

Title:The Risk Takers
Author:Renee Martin, Don Martin
Publisher:Vanguard Press - 2010-04-06


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