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Powering the Creative Economy

Have you dreamed of quitting your job and starting your own business, whether it be a bar serving artisanal cocktails, a cronut shop or an online fireworks business? There is now a resurgence of people starting small businesses, taking advantage of new technology which makes it cheaper and easier than ever to make their dreams a reality. Join Brad Brodigan, Vice President/General Manager SMB Retail, PayPal, as he hears from three small business leaders who have followed their hearts and do what they love.
- Natural Baby Company
- Jack and Adams Bicycles
- Stinsons Bistro


  1. What led you to quit your day job and start your business?
  2. What are the technologies that your small business can’t live without?
  3. What are the biggest challenges you have faced getting your business off the ground?
  4. What piece of advice would you give to someone thinking about starting a business?
  5. What’s the best thing about being your own boss?



Jeff Rutledge, Sr. Account Executive, MSL Group

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