Vivian and Joseph had a passion and that was to start their own business. While Vivian worked as a product manager in Apple, Joseph started work on the design and initial creation of Orbit Baby strollers.
So, why a baby stroller’s? Vivian and Joseph wanted to create something that they could brand.
One day, Joseph’s sister came to visit with her little baby. When Joseph tried to use the stroller, he thought it was poorly made and that inspired him to create a new stroller.
Recently Vivian and Joseph were interviewed by Steve from mywifequitherjob.com and Viv and Joe explains their business journey from nothing to the creation and success of Orbit baby. Please listen as it’s an inspiring interview.
Watch this review video below of one of the Orbit Baby products:
While most young people prefer looking at their smartphone’s to tell the time, Shaun Reinhold loves looking at a watch on his wrist.
Shaun has always loved small intricate machinery and developed a passion for watches.
Now, he wants to start a business manufacturing watches in the USA and sell them on the internet. To get there, he needs funding and has applied via crowdfunding site Kickstarter. He has so far received half of what he needs.
With passion and determination, the Canvas Watch Company will soon be a reality.
Image: Shaun Reinhold
Watch the video below of Shaun Reinhold and his Kickstarter campaign:
Like most people Logan Maxwell likes his coffee hot. As an undergraduate, he came up with the idea to create a mug that will keep the coffee or tea hot.
Along with his business partner, he started Joeveo, a company that makes the Temperfect mug.
The pair started a kickstarter campaign and raised $269,000 to get their idea off the ground.
Check out the below video of Maxwell talking about his Temperfect mug:
KFC, an “American icon”, is one of the largest fast food chains worldwide. It caters to 115 countries and territories with 17,000 outlets. It mainly serves fried chicken in varieties, from sandwiches and wraps to salads, side dishes and desserts. However, fried chicken is its most famous product, masterfully seasoned with KFC’s notable trade secret original recipe, with ingredients, that are still unknown.
The origins of the Business Startup called KFC …
Harland Sanders, a native of Corbin, Kentucky, is the founder of KFC. In 1930, he sold homemade fried chicken from his restaurant in front of a gasoline station. In 1936, Kentucky Governor Ruby Laffoon appointed Sanders as Kentucky Colonel in recognition of his contribution to the state’s cuisine. In 1939 when the pressure cooker was first released, he had the idea to use it to deep fry his chicken as he was never satisfied with the 30 minutes it took when using an iron frying pan. The method worked, it did produce a tastier, moister and crisper chicken. In 1940, with his own mixture of marinate using his secret 11 herbs and spices, he was able to create and finalize the first original recipe.
In 1952, Sanders opened the pioneer franchise of KFC in Utah. An agreement stipulated a payment of a nickel to Sanders for each chicken sold, was reached with just a handshake. In 1957 Kentucky Fried Chicken was first sold in buckets. In 1958, Sanders gave franchising rights in Florida as a wedding present to his eldest daughter, Margaret.
Franchisee since 1962, Dave Thomas, actualized the rotating bucket sign.
The KFC Corporation went public in 1966.
In 1970, its bustling expansion was phenomenal making managing everything too large to handle for Sanders. He eventually sold the property to Heublein, and was eventually acquired by PepsiCo. PepsiCo, then, spun off as Tricon Global Restaurants, which was later renamed Yum! Brands, one of the largest restaurant companies in the world, owning KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.
In 1980, Colonel Sanders died after being stricken with leukemia.
In 2006, the first slogan, “finger lickin’ good “, became a big hit. At present, KFC is a staple food chain all over the world with billions in revenue every day. It got a new logo, depicting the signature string tie of Colonel Sanders to honor him and a new slogan, “so good” to describe KFC, as a whole.
KFC has proven its staying power over the years, even with the rise of new food chains, such as McDonalds and Burger King. Moreover, the chain has gone through rough times, when KFC had been passed around and taken over by one management after another. Several legal battles followed when KFC’s franchising rights had been at stake. There were many controversies too. PETA, an animal rights organization, has accused and criticized KFC of chicken maltreatment and mishandling. KFC, against all odds, seems to weather the storm, and seems to grow every year bigger and better.
KFC headquarters today is below:
Watch the video below of the KFC story:
Eliot Payne had a passion. It was to make Bow Ties.
First he had to learn to sew, so he started on his girlfriends sewing machine.
He launched his business Accoutre in 2011 and gradually his company started making money, but he was still only part time.
In 2013 he was laid off from his full time job. Now was the time to devote more time to his business.
Watch the short interview below of Accoutre’s founder Eliot Payne:
Lily Sandler is now 16, but when she was 10,she started a company with the help of her mother and sister; mixing, creating and selling her own lip balm called Blamtastic.
It was her mother who put the seed of entrepreneurship in her brain. She read an article that claimed that few women were bosses of Fortune 500 companies. So, her mother asked them to come up with an idea for them to start a business together.
Blamtastic was born. At first they mixed the ingredients in their kitchen to create the balm, but now they outsource the manufacturing to an American company.
Sales have increased and thousands of stores across USA stock the product. They have also begun exporting.
Watch Lily Sandler talking about her early beginnings below:
Terry Lin interviewed Lily Sandler, so if you want to download the podcast and listen to it on your iphone or other media, you can do it here. It’s 17 minsutes long and well worth a listen.
Ashraf Alkiswani is a 30 year old entrepreneur from Palestine with a dream and the desire and persistence to bring his dream to fruition. He had to sit with sheiks in his Ramallah mosque to get approval for his online sex shop.
He did get the approval and his website Karaz was born.
It’s not just about sex. It’s about couples expressing their love for each other and improving their sexual harmony and by doing this, there is less chance of divorce and unhappiness between them.
So, why would a Palestine entrepreneur want to start an online sex shop? The idea came to him when he over-heard 2 men talking about buying a product online to improve sexual performance.