Original air date: Tuesday May 29,2007
Rebroadcast: Tuesday June 12,2007
Your key to the American Dream is right in front of you. You just haven’t thought of it yet! Look at your kids, under your bed or on your plate. If you’ve got an idea, don’t let it get away. More importantly, act now before someone else does. These people did:
Mike Miller was an eight grader who wanted an easier way to eat his lunch. Years later his invention is changing the way you eat and has made him a millionaire in the process.
Hate folding laundry? Debbee Barker’s kids did. So Debbee did what any inspired entrepreneur would – she turned folding clothes into a million-dollar system.
Tamara Monosoff needed a way to keep her child from wasting toilet paper. After taking a look at beauty supplies she came up with the TP Saver and a million-dollar idea to boot.
Brian Scudamore saw a truck full of junk…so he bought it for $700. Now Brian owns 419 franchises and pulls in $158 million. He’s the FedEx of junk removal and living proof that one’s trash is another person’s treasure.
Colin Roche found his $5 million idea after thinking back to his days in detention. All it took was a lighter, a pen and some time to think about what he did.
How can you build on vodka? Raphael Yakoby made it blue and sold hypnotiq for $50 million. For his latest venture, Raphael launched Nuvo, a pink liqueur aimed at women. Not bad for a college dropout.