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Millionaire Rule #9: Be An Entrepreneur

 

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Being an entrepreneur takes a pure drive, but it can be done. You have to have the desire to succeed. A good example of the entrepreneur spirit can be found in Joe Palko and Scott Sanfilippo from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. When they became ferret owners in 1994, they soon realized there were very few pet stores that carried food or toys for ferrets. Most retail pet stores were reluctant to carry product for this group of animals that seemed to have such a small share of the market.

 

Joe and Scott started TheFerretStore.com to serve ferret owners like themselves and worked on the business every night after work before devoting themselves to the business full time in 1999. Today, that has over 1,500 ferret products and has expanded their company to include AnimalCages.com, PetCareCentral.com, CritterCentral.com, TheKittyStore.com, and RabbitCentral.com. They continue to develop a specialty market with more supplies that are sold online for popular pets and small animals.

 

They certainly had the desire to succeed. Starting a business with a vision in your mind to actually making money takes relentlessness effort every day in order to move things forward. It doesn’t work well if someone else is cheering you on from the outside. That type of motivation will fade, especially when it starts to get hard running your own business. Your persistence and determination have to come from within you. Successful entrepreneurs will see progress every day and work hard to make that happen. Continue reading →

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