One of the hardest part of starting a business is the idea itself. Truth be told, ideas may be all around us but it’s difficult to spot that one idea that makes all the difference. Sometimes the idea comes from solving a personal problem to improving an existing idea without needing to re-invent the wheel.

Most ideas are borne out of need. Almost all the successful founders we know today had a trigger point where they thought, “Aha! This is what I want to do.”

That Aha! moment when you are suddenly struck by a blinding insight or inspiration for a business can make all the difference in your life as an entrepreneur.

The infographic below generated by Funders and Founders explains how the most successful entrepreneurs got started by looking at their own problems and finding a solution to them. We hope these success stories help trigger your Aha! moment.

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famous entrepreneur stories