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FUBU Founder Could be Your eCommerce Mentor
Posted By Shawn Hessinger On December 3, 2013 @ 11:00 am In Startup | 5 Comments
Entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor Daymond John started with nothing but hustle. John didn’t have any fancy angels writing him checks when he was launching his successful urban clothing brand FUBU .
In a recent interview, he remembers working a job in the food industry while building his brand from scratch.
John tells  the Huffington Post:
I was a waiter at Red Lobster for about 7 years while I was still doing FUBU, and slowly but surely I learned and FUBU started to take over the business and I started to just have shorter hours at Red Lobster and more at FUBU.
John is hoping to help other entrepreneurs get their start the same way with the Shopify Build a Business Contest . The contest is open to anyone interested in starting an ecommerce business. The rules seem simple enough:
Contestants have until March 31, 2014 to register, and until May 31, 2014 to build a store and generate their sales. But the official rules state  that contestants must operate their stores a minimum of 60 consecutive days to qualify to win. So don’t wait until the entry deadline to sign up.
The contestant with the highest gross sales in each category by the May 31 deadline (or the one with the highest number of transactions in the event of a tie) is the winner.
Prizes include $50,000, a trip to New York City for a face to face meeting with the mentor in your category and a Shopify point of sales package. The package includes an iPad. And it will allow winning entrepreneurs to begin selling to customers in person according to Shopify and the Huffington Post which is also sponsoring the event.
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URLs in this post:
 FUBU: http://www.fubu.com/
 tells: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/15/daymond-john-entrepreneur_n_4277533.html?ref=topbarass.html
 Shopify Build a Business Contest: http://www.shopify.com/build-a-business
 state: http://www.shopify.com/build-a-business/rules