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  They Were Small Businesses  

They were small, but their vision was big. The size of your business today doesn’t limit your future!

Mark Zuckerberg went from coding in a Harvard dorm to creating Facebook now with over 500 million users.

Starting with $5000, Sara Blakely undertook all initial calls and marketing herself across North America to build the $1 billion Spanx company.

Michael Dell started by selling computer parts from his dorm room at the University of Texas.

Jeff Bezos set out to create America's largest bookstore, Amazon, but it grew to become one of America's largest retailers.

Wolfgang Puck brought glamour to pizzas and built a restaurant empire.

Fred Deluca founded Subway to float his tuition boat for college.

Mary Kay Ash created a cosemetic business which gave thousands of women a pathway to business ownership.

Sam Walton came from humble beginnings as a retailer with only one store. He created Walmart, now the largest private employer in the nation.

Russell Simmons is the premier hip-hop merchant who founded Def Jam Records and Phat Farm Clothing.

Walt Disney founded an empire on two visions, feature length animated movies and family focused amusement parks.

Larry Ellison founded Oracle based on his database program written for the CIA. His success is no secret.

Lynda Resnick rode her marketing skills to become a serial entrepreneur by starting Teleflora, Fiji Water and Palm.