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Over 100 Highly Successful Companies That Started During Tough Times

“Success is like a giant iceberg,” writes author and motivational speaker Alex Altman. “What people see is only on the surface.” Wise words! And especially in an age where everyone can look like a winner with a carefully crafted Instagram post.But as Alex points out, behind the picture of a billionaire kicking back on a private yacht, there’s an underwater mountain of early mornings, late finishes, rejection, and a few failures.

In other words, real success doesn’t come easy. It’s up to us to go out there and build it. So what do you during the times when everything seems stacked against you, like now? After all, starting a new business in the middle of a global recession can’t be a good idea, surely? Many would argue otherwise, and that


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