In this article, a compiled list of entrepreneurs share their inspiring & heart-warming stories from struggle to success. President of Purplegator, Bob Bentz, was rightfully chosen to share his success story. Bob reminisced on his struggles, sharing:
“When we started Advanced Telecom Services, it required a significant investment in telecom equipment so we were not able to take a salary for over two years.
I was away from my family on Monday through Thursday most weeks.
I slept on the floor in the office and took showers in the morning at the YMCA.
With that kind of commitment, it’s easy to see how finally getting a salary one day was a joyous time.
The gamble had finally paid off.
The good news is that it has continued for 29 years since, but I’ll never forget those first two.”