- Entrepreneur Wayne Beckley heard about the power of anti oxidants in red wine and was convinced they could help the skin in topical form. The multi-million dollar Merlot Skin Care line began in his own kitchen.
- Two friends max out their credit cards to fund their new business making eco-friendly cleaning products packaged in beautifully designed containers. Today, Method revenues top $100 million.
- Miche Bag
- Corbin Church has created a powerhouse out of Miche Bag, started by a young housewife, Michelle Romero, who saved a soiled handbag by replacing the outside with a new design. Today Miche sells more than 40 outer shells for their popular bags.
- Schlafly Beer
- In 1989, Tom Schlafly and Dan Kopman wanted to make their own beer and start a brewpub. Today Schlafly Beer produces 36,000 barrels of beer a year and boasts sales of more than $13 million.