Kim Kaupe, the co-founder of ZinePak, was a naturally curious, outgoing, and gregarious child that had no intentions of becoming an entrepreneur. She met her co-founder right as she was becoming disillusioned with corporate life and they began to innovate in the physical products space as CD sales were declining rapidly. Today, she is more confident than ever as her company is experiencing strong and consistent growth.
Brian Clark, the founder of Copyblogger and Rainmaker Digital, was in law school when he already started thinking of an exit strategy. After spending a few years as a lawyer, the emergence of the Internet sparked his curiosity and he began spotting opportunities for making money. He quit being a lawyer and pursued entrepreneurship full-time. Today, he has started nine businesses with eight of them being successful while learning to become well rounded in all aspects of his life.
Lindsay White, the owner and designer of Lot801, got a 9-to-5 job right out of college and worked her way up in the company. After her boss told her that he was going to retire soon and would like to pass the business down to a few employees including her, she ultimately came to terms with the fact that she hated what she was doing. When she was looking for non-gender specific items for her daughter and couldn't find any, the light bulb went on. A year and a half later and she has been able to quit her job and pursue what she loves full-time.