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At C group on paperless post war -- Parker word press huge companies that came from simple -- -- We've interviewed these founders and more and put together some of their best advice dodge ignores starting out.
Robert -- is the founder of the handmade focused e-commerce site Etsy.
Which since launching in 2000 name.
Has amassed over 22 million members and -- merchants sold 895.
Million dollars in gross merchandise.
In 2012 alone.
He says he got a piece of the dice.
He never forgot.
If you're going down the wrong path and feel like -- -- -- turn around and get out of it and a lot of times are hard decisions to me.
Group -- founder Andrew Mason has been in the news recently after being ousted from the company he started.
But -- he's no longer at the -- he did build a business that Google once offered to buy for six billion dollars -- advice is to the point.
Don't listen to advice just to figure out what you need to do -- your and you can read all the business books in the world and there's.
There's a lot of good stuff in there but ultimately go with your -- to do it seems right down.
Listened what some -- of -- good thing.
When you have.
Two dozen -- there is you notice their preferences their willingness to pay their desire more.
And it allows you to go and raise capital on a way that you can really be confident.
About the pen is you know that there's somebody and the other side needs what you're making.
The guys behind -- -- Parker have helped to disrupt the eyewear industry which is valued at 65 billion dollars.
The co-founder Dave go -- -- if they -- listen to others they would have never started.
I think it's a natural inclination of most people.
To look for why something can work I think a lot of people get discouraged because they ask ten people on nine of them say and I'll never work.
Most people told us if it was possible to -- about -- -- some -- -- doing -- we really believe in each other.
And in the idea that we had and just decide it's ignore other skeptics.
CE -- senate seat he's skiers -- yogurt started his company out of his apartment.
And now sells over a 100000 cups of yogurt a week.
He says it's -- to expect six -- I never.
Like how fast this -- I was successful we have been so maybe I didn't plan enough.
Successful it would have been fortunate enough enough to have him.
Plan for your dreams get realized it's great to work on something that she would do even if you want to be paid.
That's not -- in -- who's one of the founders of word press the open source blogging platform that powers over sixty million web sites.
Including Fox News and Fox Business.
They go to bed every night anybody would ever warned about it.
For a lot of reasons one you do about it -- two.
Even if it doesn't work out at least you did what you want to receive follow your -- Say miss Jones did what he wanted he quit this job -- negotiated a free commercial kitchen to work out of from 10 PM to 8 in the morning.
He says hard work which included pulling those all nightmares was crucial to making Brooklyn -- a million dollar pickle company.
I had -- moment I was waiting for majority -- And had to -- my whole crew home casinos going to be three hours and doing.
Doing nothing and it was kind of beautiful moment I was sitting here in the states norms here there is that.
It is being able to reflect on my and you got you -- last book you know I mean you're doing what you wanna do.
I don't know it was it made it all worth -- you know I mean.
Reporting in New York Christina Scotty Fox Business.
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