Sara Blakely 'Spanx' Her Way To Big Success

Sara Blakely
Sara Blakely

Not sure about how to build your own business? Look no further than Sara Blakely.She had a big idea in 1998, ran the initial business out of her apartment and still owns 100% of her business, Spanx.

The idea behind Spanx is simple--to remove the foot from pantyhose. She’s been featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," The Today Show," Forbes Magazine and the list goes on. What is so inspirational about Sara is that she only had $5,000 dollars at her disposal in order to start her own business. She cut costs by doing her homework: after her day job, she hit the library in order to research patents. She even wrote the original patent for Spanx!

Not sure how to build it? All you need to get your million dollar idea off the ground is YOU. You may need some help along the way, but Sara Blakely shows us that no matter what your situation, there are ways get it done and it all may be less difficult than you’ve ever imagined!

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