From Homeless to a 200MM Company: The Story of Marshall Sylver

There is no shortage of articles that will teach you how to start a business. There are even articles that will teach you how to scale a business, but what about to the tune $200 million dollars? The thing to understand about large and small companies is that the general lessons can work for any type of business. There are tried and true principles that have been around before us and will work long after we’re gone.

Marshall Sylver was born into a family of 10 children. The family was raised by a single mother, which meant money was tight to nonexistent at times. Twice the family was homeless and until Marshall was seven, he lived in a chicken coop. At ten, Marshall knew that the family needed money, so he started earning a few bucks as a magician—something he enjoyed……