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Motivate your career with Daymond John, Star of 'Shark Tank’

1871 Says: Our partners at Sage are gearing up for their annual Sage Summit, the largest gathering of small and medium-sized business in the world. The 1871 community can attend Sage Summit at a special rate using code 1871PROMO here. Ahead of the event, Sage has contributed a guest blog to the 1871 site, highlighting Sage Summit speaker Daymond John's entrepreneurial journey. Learn more below:


All entrepreneurship begins with faith, trust and a dash of optimism. Daymond John, investor extraordinaire and star of Shark Tank, took all of these elements to create the extraordinary career he has today.

Daymond John is a world-famous entrepreneur and fashion industry pioneer who can now be seen each Friday night on ABC's Emmy Award winning series, Shark Tank. In addition to his work on TV, Daymond is a New York Times Bestselling Author and a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship as a result of the massive commercial and financial success. In his 25-year career, he's developed more than 25 brands and doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon.

Raised in hip-hop incubator Hollis, Queens, Daymond was inspired by area's culture and music to start his own clothing brand. Daymond founded FUBU, For Us By Us, made popular by LL Cool J throughout the 1990s into the early 2000s. As his business prowess grew, Daymond found himself as one of the original "Sharks" on ABC's "Shark Tank," while continuing his duties as CEO of Shark Branding and traveling the world as a motivational speaker. Today, Daymond is proud to inspire thousands of small-business owners throughout the world.

Daymond has received the NAACP Entrepreneurs of the Year award, AdAge Marketing 1000 for Outstanding Campaign award, Essence award, Crain's Business 40 under 40, Ernst and Young's New York Entrepreneur of the Year award, Details 50 Most Influential Men, and is also a recipient of the Congressional Achievement award. He has worked with countless famous celebrities such as Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Magic Johnson, Whitney Houston and more.

Daymond John is known for his entrepreneurial spirit, wild success and dedication to family throughout his career. Today, he wishes to inspire thousands to follow in his footsteps with his new book 'The Power of Broke' and a positive spirit in all endeavors.

Come to Chicago to ignite your passion at the Sage Summit, July 25-28! Imagine how much you could learn in three full days of networking with peers, hearing from and interacting with renowned business leaders, seeing the latest technology from over 150 vendors and going to a really cool concert on the beach!

Register today for Sage Summit, the largest gathering dedicated to small and medium businesses in the world. It's only $99 when you register by June 30, 2016 using promo code 1871PROMO.

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