Rise Jones and her husband, Louis Freeman, opened TeaLee's after five years of planning and hard work. Seven years before the doors opened and the first pot of tea was brewed, Jones had was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Fortunately, she beat it - and after she recovered, Freeman asked her what she wanted to do with her life. Her reply: "I want a tea house." This is a story about second chances and seizing the moment.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 47 seconds
Episode Number: 712
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This series offers viewers an up-close and personal look into the world of the modern American entrepreneur.
As complicated as starting a business may seem, the goal is to demystify the process by sharing the real life experiences of average Americans who are taking control of their own destiny while creating jobs for others.
Over 90% of all companies in America are small businesses.
Those small businesses employee over 50% of all people working in this country.
Today's media rarely focus on the stories of those Americans and their hard work, despite small-businesses being the backbone of the country.
"Start Up" is a explores the next generation of American business owners and the dreams that drive them.
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