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Some people think you can’t start a business if:

  1. You are married (what the heck?).
  2. You have kids.
  3. You have any responsibility.
  4. You have no experience in the industry

Screw all that. Today’s guest is Steve Chou, creator (along with his wife) of and BumblebeeLinens. And boy does Steve have a story. Without any experience, together they launched an online wedding linen store (and Steve’s wife quit her six figure job) right after they had their first child. Now the store is raking it in and the Chou’s have essentially their own mini-empire.

In this interview, Steve dishes on his story and provides a massive dose of inspiration for all of us. Enjoy!

About Today’s Guest, Steve Chou:

In his own words:

Steve ChouOur online wedding linens store went from earning nothing to a healthy six figure income in the span of only one year. While I would like to say that it was smooth sailing all of the way, the journey has been extremely challenging but rewarding at the same time.

Our goal was for my wife to be able to stay at home with our kids and still make at least her old salary. We’re happy to have achieved that goal and would like to share with you our story of how we did it.

Connect With Steve (and tell him you saw him on RISE!):

On His Website
On Twitter
Check Out His Online Store
Check Out Steve’s Course if You Are Creating Your Own Online Store (affiliate)

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