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Did you risk everything to start, run and grow your business? Five Hundred Stories wants to hear about it. And so do other entrepreneurs looking for inspiration.
Matt Siltala (Avalaunch Media)

Matt Siltala (Avalaunch Media)

Intro "I have learned how to keep trying. You fall off the horse, then you get right back on it. I have also learned humility and to accept when I fail at something. I then do everything I can, to do better the next time and not make the same mistakes." Matt Siltala...

Anton Van Happen (CEO, Eco Green Auto Clean)

Anton Van Happen (CEO, Eco Green Auto Clean)

Intro “Once I was old enough to start doing business, I did not really think of anything other than starting my own companies and growing them.”  Anton Van Happen A cup of water and an idea. That is the foundation Anton Van Happen’s company, Eco Green Auto Clean, is...

Richard Brasser (CEO, rFactr Inc)

Richard Brasser (CEO, rFactr Inc)

"You can’t achieve uncommon success by following conventional wisdom. Learning that the ‘crowd’ is wrong, was the biggest obstacle I overcame.” - Richard Brasser Intro As CEO of rFactr, Richard Brasser is the foremost expert in helping companies increase the...

Kasim Aslam (Founder, Solutions 8)

Kasim Aslam (Founder, Solutions 8)

Intro "I failed miserably as an actor, but proved to be a pretty good digital marketer/entrepreneur." - Kasim Aslam Kasim is the founder and CEO of the hugely successful digital marketing firm, Solutions 8. As with many other success stories we hear about, this one...

Clint Greenleaf (CEO, HomePlate Peanut Butter)

Clint Greenleaf (CEO, HomePlate Peanut Butter)

Intro “I’ve spent most of my work life searching for efficiencies, and I derive great pleasure from finding better ways to do things.” "Failure is a waypoint in the process, not an end." - Clint Greenleaf It’s often been said, “Once an entrepreneur, always an...

Jon Martin (CEO, Invoq Marketing)

Jon Martin (CEO, Invoq Marketing)

Intro "We are all able and willing to challenge each other’s ideas..." - Jon Martin, re: company culture Jon was influenced at an early by working for his father's printing business. This early exposure to starting a business, as well as, the opportunity to work...