...to build a thriving new startup or about seasoned business owners who took over a decades-old franchise and transformed it into something new.
These stories are inspiring in their own way but to me, it's even more inspiring to hear about people who started with nothing.
Related: Kevin Plank is an example of entrepreneurs who started their journey with no capital no funding and sometimes no education or experience yet despite the odds were still able to build massive successes.
Kevin Plank, the CEO of the fitness apparel company Under Armour, was pretty much broke when he started selling signature clothing under the Under Armour brand.
He took all the cash he had saved, about $20,000, and racked up an additional $40,000 of credit card debt to fund the company. Soon after, he made a landmark sale of $17,000 to Georgia Tech University, and in a wave of momentum, made sales to two dozen NFL teams.
From there, he went on, in just a few years, to cultivate millions in sales and hire hundreds of employees. Today, Under Armour does nearly $2 billion in retail sales and has 5,900 employees.
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So what can we learn from entrepreneurial stories?