Every Amazon seller has a story
"We've funded three wells and brought clean water to thousands of people."
Suzie Benson Gillies
CEO/Founder, African Promise Jewelry and Crafts
"Our business employs a bunch of friends and family."
CEO, Alexander Del Rossa
"We make a product that helps people celebrate life. That's enjoyable."
Co-Owner, Ann Arbor T-shirt Company
"We manufacture right here in the United States."
Founder, Big Dot of Happiness
"Leaving astronomy was a scary transition, but I'm glad I did it."
Co-Founder, Cambridge Select
"I took my storytelling passion and put it into creating ideas related to jewelry."
"It's a lot of fun. "
Retail & Digital Executive, Lamour Group
"I was looking for a way to make extra money at home."
Owner, Mama Moon Boutique
"My brother and I took what our parents had built and pivoted into retail online."
Co-Founder, Marlow's Mercantile
"I grew up in a tiny village in Crimea. "
"When that first sale comes in, there's nothing more exciting."
President/Co-Founder, Nayked Apparel
"We didn't have enough budget to rent a physical store."
Managing Director, PattyBoutik
"Owning my own business has given me better work-life balance."
CEO, Stand Steady
"We've been able to offer jobs to people, which is really exciting."
CEO/Founder, The Beauty Box
"It’s almost like a Cheers. Everyone knows your name."
Internet Sales Manager, Cardboard Legends
"I was a physician assistant working in trauma surgery."
"The Captain Dave’s name comes from my history as a sailor."
President, Captain Dave, Inc.
"When I started, I was a killer ski salesman."
Owner, Got Your Gear
"My family always wanted me to be in the traditional business."
Founder, Herbs and Crops Overseas
"I started in my dad’s woodshed with 600 bucks."
President, Driven Products
"I export products from Sanganer--a small town in India."
Kavita Prints from Jaipur, India
"My role with the company is kinda the get-it-done guy."
Chief Sales Executive, Think Fast
"July first of 2011--that’s the day I officially left Google."
Founder/CEO, Anker Technology
"Our company’s philosophy is to do well by doing good."
Senior Marketplace Manager, World Wide Stereo
"Could we bring a product to the United States? Would someone buy it?"
"Before I started Hospitology I was an ER physician at the Beth Israel Hospital."
"It’s a pretty awesome ride so far, you know?"
VP Corporate Development, Jackery
"...So kind of like Yoda and Luke Skywalker type stuff "
"I was the kid in my neighborhood that had the lemonade stand."
"We had two families to take care of."
Co-Founder, Terrific Deal
"I started in a one-bedroom apartment with a credit card. I had no backing, nothing."
CEO, Bling Jewelry
"First thing I ever sold was a battery. And it's probably going to be the last thing I sell."
CEO, Chrome Battery
"I did a quick Google and said, 'okay, okay--what does a CEO do?'"
CEO, The Friendly Swede
Every Amazon seller has a story.
"It was a weekend gig for a while. It was really kind of a garage project."
"I had a job in the IT industry."
"I started the company when I was 17 on $1,000"
CEO, Lyons Trading Company
"I started at Morgan Stanley doing tech mergers and acquisitions in Silicon Valley."
"Our question to ourselves was: could we build a better device company?"
"I was actually in 11th grade at the time. I was 15."
President, Quantum Networks
"It’s the great niche product story."
General Manager, MPD Digital
"We were definitely surprised by the growth."
"I was literally trying to make beer money for the weekend."
Owner, Seismic Audio