Here is an amazing and truly inspiring story of a 14 year old Florida girl, Willow Tufano who bought her own house from the proceeds of a business she setup selling stuff on Craigslist. She sourced mostly electronic stuff at garage sale etc and became an expert at recognizing items of value which would sell on Craigslist.
It goes to show that with a positive attitude and a willingness to act when opportunity presents itself it is possible to start a successful business even in these troubled times. You can read the full story here.
Some 30 miles north of Fort Myers, for example, 14–year–old Willow Tufano scored a foreclosed house—one that might have been worth $100K in its heyday—for $12000. An NPR piece details the story: during the housing …
Willow Tufano with Ellen
There is opportunity all around us if we are willing to open our eyes, and as Russell H Conwell said “We are all standing in our own acre of diamonds”