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FS 002: Build-a-bear: How Maxine quit her lifeless job-followed her passion and built a multi-million dollar business

 

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Maxine Clark left her well-paying job at the age of 47 and started the now insanely famous “build-a-bear workshop” stores and bringing smiles to millions of young children’s hearts.

She had enough money and money was not a problem at all for her. Yet she was not happy.

What compelled her to start Build-a-bear? This is her story.

What you will learn from this episode:

  • How she didn’t have a business idea and how she accidentally stumbled on this idea.
  • Why she choose to start a business for kids.
  • How her childhood memories helped her design build-a-bear stores.
  • How she did not enough money and what she did to start the stores anyway.

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