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The Entrepreneurial Instinct: How Everyone Has the Innate Ability to Start a Successful Small Business by Mehta Monica

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CHAPTER 1

How Sunil and Rita Made Millions

This book starts with Sunil and Rita, two budding entrepreneurs who arrived together in Houston in 1980, strangers to the city and the country. Sunil was a merchant marine ship’s captain looking to change his line of work. “I was at sea most of the year. My wife and kids would come with me, but they used to get seasick. It was becoming difficult for me to continue my profession with a family.”

America, Sunil’s sister in Macon, Georgia assured him truly was the land of opportunity. Before leaving India, Sunil bought a container load of Indian handicrafts. The plan was to move to Houston, a port town with a growing economy, and sell the antiques as an importer.

Sunil and his family arrived not knowing ...

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