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  • Welsh Entrepreneur Goes From Dole Queue to Running £180m Business in Little Over a Decade

    07/20/2021 4:46:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Wa ^ | 19 JUL 2021 | Laura Clements
    He was so broke just 13 years ago that he had to borrow £2.50 from his mum for deodorant but now Darren Briggs is sitting prettyDarren Briggs can remember the day that, aged 38, he had to borrow £2.50 from his mum to buy deodorant before he could go and sign on to the dole. These days he’s in charge of a company turning over £200m and takes helicopter piloting lessons every Friday. He is flying high, literally, as director of one of the fastest-growing companies in Wales which is set to make £12m this year. But, just 13 years...
  • Huy Fong's Sriracha hit revenue of $150m+ a year...with no sales team, no trademark and $0 in ad spend. Its creator is Vietnamese-American David Tran, making the sauce's success a tale of immigrant hustle and a product that literally sells itself.

    06/28/2021 6:25:09 AM PDT · by mylife · 44 replies
    The Sriracha story traces back to the 1930s. In a Thai town called Sri Racha, a housewife named Thanom Chakkapak created a paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt. Variations of this recipe have travelled across the globes in the decades since. 2/ One variation was created by David Tran, a major in the South Vietnamese army. In 1978, the Tran family joined 3k+ refugees and fled Communist Vietnam on a Taiwanese boat called the Huey Fong (means "Gathering Prosperity”). The boat inspired the business name Huy Fong Foods. Image 3/ Tran landed in the US and...
  • Racism in Band White (print title)

    06/08/2021 4:37:29 PM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies
    Isn’t it amazing that the Republican Party and conservatives have been branded with the racist label but in reality, it really is the Democratic Party and radical liberals who are the true racist? Publicly, liberals constantly profess their “love” and “affection” for the Black community yet have the most racist track record around. One need look no further than Washington, D.C., known within the Black community as “Chocolate City” because of its former status as a majority Black city; governed by a majority Black city council and having a history of all Black mayors. White D.C. city council member Mary...
  • S.B. Fuller: The Forgotten History of a Legendary Black American Entrepreneur

    06/06/2021 10:57:34 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 4 replies ^ | 6/6/2021 | Sam Jacobs
    In the days before President Lyndon Baines Johnson, black Republicans were a thing. And chief among them was Samuel B. Fuller. Fuller was a black American entrepreneur in the mid-Century United States. More than just an entrepreneur, he also gave back to the black community by providing both inspirational speeches as well as nuts-and-bolts training at a time when entrepreneurially minded black Americans had precious few options for either. Some entrepreneurs trained or inspired by Fuller include John H. Johnson of Johnson Publishing and George Ellis Johnson of Johnson Products. To say that Fuller came from “humble beginnings” is a...
  • Russian actress, Japanese entrepreneur cleared for space station visits

    05/13/2021 8:15:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Space Flight Now ^ | May 13, 2021 | William Harwood
    Russian actress Yulia Peresild and filmmaker Klim Shipenko will join cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov for a Soyuz flight to the International Space Station on Oct. 5 to shoot scenes for an upcoming movie, the Russian space agency announced Thursday. In a related development, Roscosmos and Space Adventures, a company that brokers commercial flights to the space station, announced that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and an assistant, Yozo Hirano, will launch aboard another Soyuz Dec. 8. The upcoming Soyuz launches, along with two SpaceX Crew Dragon flights carrying all-civilian crews, are the latest milestones in a new era of commercial human spaceflight....
  • How Mikaila Ulmer Turned a Lemonade Stand Into a Multi-Million Dollar Operation. (Great Story)

    02/23/2020 9:09:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    FEE ^ | FEBRUARY 17,2020 | Jon Miltimore
    When Mikaila Ulmer was four years old, she received an old cookbook from her grandmother. It was tattered and the covering was falling off, but the recipes were still intact. Thumbing through the pages, she stumbled on a mixture for flaxseed lemonade. “We tried making it, and it tasted really good,” Mikaila recalled in an interview years later. The Austin, Texas, native decided to sell the concoction at a lemonade stand. After a while—and an additional touch of her own, an infusion of honey, inspired by a newfound fascination with bees (more on that later)—Mikaila was encouraged by a local...
  • Hi tech entrepreneur’ Andrew Yang not rich enough to buy a modest home in Silicon Valley

    09/20/2019 7:36:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/20/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Andrew Yang is widely identified as a “hi tech entrepreneur,” leading many people (including me) to assume that he is worth many millions of dollars, and independently wealthy. That made sense considering his plan to give a thousand bucks a month (borrowed, of course) to everyone (and it’s not clear to me if legal or illegal aliens qualify).But according to information in this column by James Freeman in the Wall Street Journal, he isn’t more than middle class, at least by the standards of Silicon Valley.  Julie Bykowicz reported in the Journal in May: Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a self-described...
  • INSPIRING: MyPillow founder Mike Lindell tells Levin about

    04/15/2019 8:32:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 17 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | · April 15, 2019 | Nate Madden
    Mike Lindell, the founder of MyPillow, opened up about how he overcame his lifelong battle with addiction on the latest episode of Life, Liberty & Levin on Fox News Sunday night. Lindell was a crack addict who started drinking and got into hard drugs when he was just a teenager. He recalled showing up for his five-year high school reunion drunk and envying his old friends for doing things like going to college and starting families. All in all, Lindell says, he suffered through about “40 years of addiction” between alcohol, powder cocaine and crack. All that started to change...
  • Don’t Rest Until You Get Out To Vote on November 6

    10/28/2018 10:22:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 29, 2018 | Mike Lindell
    As an inventor and entrepreneur, my focus was never on politics. All that changed when then-presidential candidate Donald Trump reached out to me for a private meeting. I knew this was going to be a divine appointment. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked into his office on August 15, 2016. We talked about products made in the USA, his desire to bring jobs back, how to help the inner cities, the economy, and so much more. I saw first-hand his true passion to help our country. I walked out of that office convinced he would be the...
  • 11-year-old Frank does a 'great job' mowing White House lawn

    09/15/2017 9:19:05 AM PDT · by freedomlover · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2017-09-15 | Fox News
    Eleven-year-old yard services entrepreneur Frank Giaccio locked down his biggest client ever Friday morning, mowing the White House lawn on the invitation of President Trump. (excerpted)
  • SF Company Created a Bike Lock That Makes Thieves Vomit

    10/22/2016 12:06:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, October 21, 2016 | Amy Graff
    Bike thieves be wary. A pair of San Francisco entrepreneurs are developing a way to stop you—and you'll probably think it really stinks. Daniel Idzkowski and Yves Perrenoud created a steel U-lock called the SkunkLock that emits a noxious, vomit-inducing odor into the face of the person attempting to cut it. The acids in the pressurized formula are food-grade, sharing the same properties as those found in fowl-smelling Swedish fermented herring. Inhalation won't cause permanent harm but it does lead 99 percent of people to throw up uncontrollably. As your angle grinder just starts to break through the lock's steel,...
  • Multi-billionaire Enterprise Rent-A-Car founder Jack Taylor dies aged 94 after a brief illnessEnter

    07/03/2016 1:47:12 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    The DailyMail ^ | 3 July 2016 | Hannah Parry For
    Multi-billionaire Jack Taylor, who made his fortune after founding Enterprise Rent-A-Car in the 1950s, has died aged 94. Taylor, who launched the company in St. Louis, Missouri in 1957, passed away on Saturday after a short illness. This year, Forbes magazine estimated his wealth at $5.3 billion and listed him in the top 250 richest people in the world. But more than anything else, Taylor simply wanted to be remembered as 'a nice guy.'
  • Israel to issue ‘start-up visas’ for foreign entrepreneurs

    10/22/2015 6:44:27 PM PDT · by amorphous · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 23 Oct 2015 | NIV ELIS
    Entrepreneurs who obtain the two-year visas will be able to develop new technological enterprises in Israel and their visas will be extended if they decide to establish start-up companies in Israel. If you’re planning on creating the next Waze, the next Trusteer, or the next XtremIO, the government doesn’t care if you’re Jewish, Israeli or have even visited the Holy Land. It wants you to set up shop right here. The Economy Ministry on Thursday announced plans to issue “innovation visas” for foreign entrepreneurs to come work in Israel. Entrepreneurs who obtain the two-year visas “will be able to develop...
  • 11-Year-Old Runs Successful Ice Cream Business

    07/24/2015 2:46:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KDSK | July 24, 2015
    11-Year-Old Runs Successful Ice Cream Business
  • 'If my kids want to go to college, they'll have to pay themselves'

    10/28/2014 5:03:57 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 October 2014 | Erin Clements for MailOnline
    A father of eight has sparked controversy by refusing to save money for his children’s college education. Guerilla Parenting author David T. Fagan told the Washington Post that college is 'a lot of wasted time' and if his children want to attend, they will have to pay for it themselves. The 37-year-old marketing entrepreneur, whose family lives in Orange County, California, added to MailOnline: 'The focus is too much on a piece of paper and not enough on self-reliance.'
  • BrickStix, company inspired by a 9-year-old's idea, lands deal with Toys "R" Us (WI)

    09/21/2013 5:07:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-20-13 | Kathleen Gallagher
    BrickStix LLC, a Hartland company formed around an idea young Greyson MacLean had for making removable stickers for Lego bricks, has reached an agreement with Toys "R" Us that will have the retailer carrying the stickers in in all of its stores. The company's stickers will be in nearly 600 Toys "R" Us stores, said Matt MacLean, Greyson's father and BrickStix's lawyer. BrickStix began shipping its patent-pending stickers to the retailer on Thursday, and the product will be available in stores later this month, he said. They are already sold in smaller toy stores across the country, at Harrods department...
  • 13-Year-Old Makes $100K Reinventing the Scooter Wheel

    09/18/2013 7:17:10 AM PDT · by Altariel · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 13, 2013 | Gabrielle Karol
    Nicholas Pinto may be one year away from high school, but he’s already doing big business. The 13-year-old says he’s always loved scooters, but was frustrated by how quickly the wheels would break. “As you develop your skills, like landing on the scooter harder when you’re going off of a ramp, what you want is for the parts not to break,” says Pinto, who lives with his parents and three siblings in Cranford, New Jersey. He says he was spending a lot of money replacing the wheels every few weeks. “I was saying, ‘Wow, this can’t be!’ I was trying...
  • Kennel owner takes gamble on dog business

    07/18/2013 7:17:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Glendale Now ^ | 7-18-13 | Michael Meidenbaur
    Dog Tired Dogs cage-free setting offers owner new beginning Glendale — Downsized and downtrodden, Susan Taylor was in life's doghouse. Decades ago, she had been in the prosperous business of supplying ingredients to Milwaukee's brewers. As that business began to taper off in the 80s and 90s, Taylor was one of many shown the door when her employer was snapped up by a larger company. Suddenly outside an industry for which she had cultivated a particular skill set, Taylor went on a 15-year "journey to find out what to do with my life" — a long and difficult journey that...
  • The 10 Best Countries For Growing A Business [RANKED]

    10/22/2012 2:10:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/22/2012 | Max Nisen
    Management consulting firm Grant Thornton recently released a ranking of countries by how well they encourage "dynamic growth" for businesses. We caught up with Stephen Chipman, CEO of Grant Thornton U.S., who says that "dynamism can be largely defined by a business' ability to act with speed, agility and flexibility. It’s about an organization's knack to move relatively fast in a productive manner, to grow, to take action without significant barriers — internal or external — getting in the way." It's not all about the economy. A variety of factors went into the model, including the availability of private credit,...
  • GOP Should Invite Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy to Address Convention

    08/03/2012 12:34:51 PM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies
    Conservative HQ | 8/1/12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Today is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and who better to make the case for traditional values at the Republican National Convention than Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy, a man who lives them in his business and personal life and who has paid a heavy price for publicly saying so? Mr. Cathy learned the hard way what President Obama meant when he said that this election is a choice between two different visions for the country -- and by saying publicly he supports the biblical definition of the family, Cathy put himself at odds with President Obama and his Democratic Party allies on...