Entrepreneur Stories

I.M. Success Tutoring + Wave: Education meets efficiency

Helping kids get the best possible education is Michael Gibben’s passion—he even built a successful tutoring business to make it happen. Watch his video story to learn about his journey from impassioned educator to entrepreneur.

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Mike Reisacher + Wave: Inspiration meets integration

Not every entrepreneur sets out to be one. Sometimes it’s just part of doing what you love. In this inspiring video, freelance film editor Mike Reisacher walks us through what it was like building a network, mastering a craft, and growing a small business, all at once.

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Fitness4Youth + Wave: Passion meets productivity

Shyanne McPherson knew how to get kids to love fitness, but she quickly realized that running a successful business requires a whole new set of skills. Watch the video of her inspiring story of passion, self-doubt, and, finally, success.

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10 inspiring quotes from female business leaders

If you’re dreaming of owning a business but not confident in your leadership skills, it helps to hear some inspiring advice from the people who’ve already taken that leap. Learn from the wise words of 10 inspiring female leaders.

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Las Fincas: A story of passion and incomparable coffee from crop to cup

Building a business is a bit like brewing the perfect cup of coffee. When you pick the cherry, roast the beans, and brew it to your exact taste, it’s pure perfection. Follow Las Fincas owner Armando Gonzalez through his journey to becoming a successful coffee entrepreneur, starting with a passion dating back generations.

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I got audited and lived to tell the tale

Audits are scary, right? They don’t have to be when you’re prepared. Read the story of a real Wave customer and get advice on what to do if the dreaded audit happens to you.

An Interview with Nancy Gaines

Systemization, outsourcing, and delegation: An interview with Nancy Gaines

Nancy Gaines, a Fortune 100 and small business advisor shares her advice for improving profitability and weeding out inefficiencies by using proven systems.

Great entrepreneurs from history: part two

We’ve got even more entrepreneur stories to inspire you on your path to greatness in part two of our series.

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Great entrepreneurs from history: part one

Looking for some inspiration to start your journey as an entrepreneur? These stories of the great entrepreneurs from history are sure to spark your creativity.