Nada Kiblawi was born in a refugee camp, lived through a few wars and finally found safe haven and economic independence as an entrepreneur in the U.S.
By keeping an eye on the bottom line, Laura Zander has grown her tiny idea into a major success.
Joy Opfer left her internet job to return to her steel industry roots and hand craft eco-jewelry, now worn by top celebrities.
Watch how Anna Chau built a successful restaurant empire in one of the most competitive food capitals.
Aside from your new look, Ana Perez thinks there’s something else going on in hair salons that can make you feel better.
At 21, Jocelyn Chng took over a family business to provide for her five siblings and grew it to a company that today employs hundreds.
There is a movement brewing among young people who are waking up to the problems around them and taking action in meaningful, effective ways. Learn more about Talia, who mobilized kids to raise $10 million for Hurricane Katrina Relief.
Elizabeth Woods persevered through unbelievable challenges and now thrives as a leading entrepreneur serving up magnificent quiche.
Puifung Leung is on a mission to make trade more equitable. She pays farmers a fair price for their crops, which she uses to make drinks and snacks.
Elim Chew started her company selling imported clothing and accessories after she literally sold the shirt off her back at an incredibly high price.
Adrienne Ma is taking the lessons she learned from her family’s traditional retail business to the web selling luxury items on her high-end e-commerce site.
Growing up below the poverty line, Melissa Mowbray-D’Arbela, the founder of Filligent Technologies, learned to be resourceful at an early age.
Rose Yeong ran away from home as a teenager and began selling shoes. She learned the hard way, on the job, and today sells thousands of pairs of shoes each year.
“I have to follow my own passion, not what my parents set out for me,” our 22-year-old intern Christina Wu said after watching Violet Lim’s video on The Story Exchange.
Lyn Lee, founder of Awfully Chocolate, told us her main reason for starting a company was so she could start a family and raise children on her terms. In a way it seems counterintuitive.