“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes — and then learn how to do it later.”

Richard Branson

Mentor of the Shopify Build a Business Program

90%

Entrepreneurs who started their companies to become better leaders.

75%

Entrepreneurs who worked as an employee before launching their own venture.

80%

Entrepreneurs who quit their day job because they want more control over their life.

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Mike knew he needed to make a change after having to borrow money for his struggling business

Less than 4 years ago, Mike Brown had to sell his home, move into his mother's basement, and borrow money just to make payroll for his coffee shop in upstate New York. He thought his dream of running his own business was over. Flash forward to today, his company had a commercial air during the Super Bowl.

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A mother of 2 kids started a handmade clothing business out of her home

Fresh out of college and expecting her first baby, Mallory and her husband Kory started Taft out of their little 2-bedroom apartment. After visiting Europe and wondering why no one was making great no-show socks for men, they knew they stumbled on a unique niche. They have since been featured on Reddit, earning over $40,000 in one day.

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After failing 9 times, Grant built Nut Butter while still working full-time

Trial, error, and experimentation are all part of every entrepreneur’s journey. Many fail the first time. And the 2nd time. Even the 3rd time. In Grant Ellis’ case, the 9th time was a charm. His successful side business sells 100% natural peanut butter.

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Corinne, a 20-year-old student built a $100k business selling hats

Her hats and neckwear, in neon polka dots, geisha flowers, and hipster plaids, are in 47 retail stores across the country. The joint major in anthropology and geography says her company, Skida, has been profitable since 2009. Sales for the last 12 months have hit $100,000.

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