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12-03-2010, 08:52 PM
Amazing story at how Angie's list was started:

Q. You did this all yourself?

A. I worked by myself the first year and signed up a thousand members in Columbus that year. In the beginning, I went door-to-door selling the membership.

Q. You literally knocked on people's doors?

A. Yes. I was a pretty reserved, quiet person, so that was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I remember one of the first houses I went to, her name was Patty. She was so excited that she bought two memberships, one for herself and one for her son. Then she asked me: How many memberships do you have now? I said, 'Well, that makes three!' (Laughs.) She then hurried to get a list of contractors she had used and friends she insisted I call. To this day I thank Patty for taking a leap of faith.

WSJ (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703843804575534493983291732.html?m od=WSJ_hpp_sections_smallbusiness)

12-07-2010, 04:12 AM
I think this is an amazing story about how hard work paid off.

Plus it's a great service.

12-07-2010, 12:13 PM
Plus it's a great service.