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'I had to bootstrap...but I wouldn't do it a different way'

Whether it was outlined on the back of a paper napkin, it was financed by your sister's mother-in-law's next-door neighbour, or it was a desperation move after you were laid off by a corporation, we want to hear about how your small or medium-sized business got its start.

Graeme Scott is the owner of Modern Amplification, amps that are influenced by mid-century modernism. In this edition of How I Started, he explains why he was compelled to start a company that makes  clean yet rugged amps that look great in a living room.

If you're an entrepreneur and you'd like to contribute to the series, please fill out the following submission form below, or click here. For added inspiration, check out our YouTube channel featuring small business owners across the country.

If you're chosen to participate, be prepared to shoot and send us a two-minute video of yourself telling your start-up story. We're not looking for anything fancy. A smart phone camera will do.

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