Rose Yeong ran away from home as a teenager and began selling shoes. This woman entrepreneur learned the hard way, on the job, and today sells thousands of pairs of shoes each year. “Whether you’re married or single, and especially if you’re married, it’s very, very important that you’re independent,” Rose told The Story Exchange. Rose sells over 10,000 pairs of shoes each year, and counting.

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