Perseverance

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Tina Aldatz/Perseverance

Founder, Foot Petals

A: There will always be “naysayers” from Day One. People laughed at us in the beginning, and mocked us with sarcasm by saying, “You’re going to have to sell a million ...

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Susanna Harwood Rubin

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Visual Artist, Writer & Certified Yoga Teacher, Susanna Harwood Rubin

A: I cannot think of one huge specific incident, only a collection of smaller ones. I know, however, that my ability to go for what I want and to fight for ...

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Cortney Novogratz

Cortney Novogratz/Perseverance

Co-Founder/Designer, The Novogratz

A: It took my husband and I successfully turning 6 run-down, empty, condemned buildings/homes/lots into beautiful homes for our family to finally believe in us. After those 6 projects, we took ...

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Summer Rayne Oakes

Summer Rayne Oakes/Perseverance

Co-founder, Source4Style

A: September 2005. I had just started my first company a few months earlier and wasn’t sure what my next step would be especially since I didn’t have a steady cash ...

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Sheila Kelley

Sheila Kelley/Perseverance

Founder & CEO, Sheila Kelley S Factor

A: You're talking to the woman who founded pole dance fitness! I most certainly did. That little eviction warning I found attached to my front door when I was teaching S ...

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Tereza Nemessanyi

Tereza Nemessanyi/Perseverance

Founder & CEO, Honestly Now

A: Right after I had my first child and lost my parents, it was clear that I needed to re-enter the workforce. I started doing consulting, which was fine, but not ...

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