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How to build an empire on an orange crate or 121 lessons I never learned in school by Ed Mirvish If you have ever been in the vicinity of Bloor St West then you have mostly probably seen Ed Mirvishs empire He owns 6 restaurants 3 theatres and one giant four-floor bargain store He is a man that went from nothing to everything He originally started off in a grocery store which was owned by his dad Since his father didnt have enough money to hire employees Ed had to work long hard hours There family barely had enough money to pay for their electricity bill which kept getting cut off When Eds father passed away that left his mother to run the store Ed was forced to drop out of school to assist his mother although he was ranked seconded in his class he was receiving the best marks of his life Unfortunately nine years later the store was forced to go out of business Ed scrambled to find a job and was lucky to find jobs through friends He was always unhappy of his low paying jobs So he pursued his own business He opened up his own laundry cleaning service store since he felt that it was practically self-serve Soon enough his venture failed After he got married his wife and himself decided to open up a store that sold ladies sports apparel This venture of his was a huge success because he sold the apparel cheaper than the retail price Ed thought as long as he sold the product cheaper than the competition and more than the purchase price he would attract customers and profit Eds was extremely right He soon enough had his wife and himself working full-time to deal with all the customers A couple of years later Ed bought a strip Slowly the ladies sports apparel store expanded to take over the whole strip
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