If you don t know the story of Ebby Halliday s life and her path to become a successful entrepreneur, be sure to check out this great article in the SMU Daily Campus. The article recounts Ebby seeking investment advice from her doctor while having her tonsils removed. He originally declined to offer any assistance, saying he didn t advise women because if they lost money, they cried. After she persisted, he advised her to invest her $1,000 savings in cotton futures. She did and eventually parlayed that savings into $12,000 to open her own boutique, Ebby’s Hats. We all know what happened after that.

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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