Tori Dunlap started her first business at 9 years old.
By the time the now 26-year-old entrepreneur reached high school, she had a network of 15 vending machines pulling in money 24 hours per day.
But profits weren’t the only thing Dunlap received.
The business translated to a lot of lessons about life and money, according to Dunlap, founder of the woman-focused financial education company Her First 100K.
“I learned how to accept rejection. I learned what profit and loss was. I learned that I couldn’t expand my business until I had the money to do so,” Dunlap said.
The Seattle resident now boasts more than 1.5 million followers on TikTok and cleared more than $100,000 in profit in a single month from her company to start 2021.
Check out this video to learn how Dunlap went from blogging in her spare time to running a successful business.
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