Sophia Amoruso on How Her Bootstrapped Business Grew into a $100 Million Company


How did a love for selling vintage clothes turn into a $100 million business? Sophia Amoruso, serial entrepreneur, NYT bestselling author, educator, investor, founder & CEO at Business Class began as an eBay seller, and very quickly found herself running a multi-million dollar business, getting investors, and being thrown in the spotlight. She shares what she learned from creating Nasty Gal and Girlboss, how to have the courage to put yourself out there, why your first product should be your worst product, how to gain wisdom from the failures, and how to stop living on someone else’s terms.

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1. If you’re hesitant to put yourself out there, remember the value that you have to offer people.
2. When you can laugh at yourself, when you have no shame around your flaws, then the entire audience roots for you.
3. You don’t need to be somebody who you’re not. You don’t have to live on other people’s terms. We can show up as ourselves.
4. Your first product is your worst product. It’s okay to start ugly.
5. The earlier you fail, the better you’ll get at it. You don’t learn from the yes’s. You learn from the no’s.
6. There’s no reward without risk.
7. Your greatest resource is your resourcefulness
8. You have within you the capacity that you don’t realize.

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