Silicon Valley is obsessed with the ethos of bootstrapping. Yet, even in an Eric Ries-inspired lean startup world, the Stevens’ story is unique. How exactly did a married couple with no e-commerce expertise get to 30K+ customers and $5M+ in annual revenue from their living room?
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Stevens, a BYU graduate, has experienced the ups and downs of life as he builds his multi-million dollar men’s shoe brand Taft and continues to be motivated for success. “I have this quote on the wall right there,” Stevens said while pointing to a corner of his office. “It says ‘Life is tough, but so are you.'”
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