We all have our own unique passions and desires. But sometimes, the path to achieving our dreams isn’t always clear or easy to navigate due to roadblocks that can range from financial restrictions or even just a lack of time. However, there are a handful of companies and organizations out there today that are helping everyday dreamers and entrepreneurs find their own path to success in a series of unique and attainable ways. Here are a few of them:
Starbucks and Arizona State University
Arizona State University and the Seattle-based coffee brand Starbucks have partnered to create the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, a new program that gives Starbucks employees the chance to earn a bachelor’s degree at no cost. Offering full-tuition coverage, personal support from academic coaches, plus orientation courses to prepare students for success, the Starbucks College Achievement Plan offers more than 60 online degrees to choose from. Since the courses are online, students can learn and earn their degrees from virtually anywhere. Arizona State University and Starbucks have also created a Pathway to Admission program that gives prospective university students the opportunity to fill in gaps in their academic histories prior to enrolling at Arizona State University, with 10 freshmen-level courses that can be taken as many times as needed.
Amway Independent Business Owners
The way people work has dramatically evolved over the past 60 years. Once, people used to work one or two jobs for their entire life. Today, people are working 10 or more, even juggling two or more at once. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to earning a living and supporting a family. Amway makes both attainable by offering diverse options that can fit a variety of lifestyles. The health and beauty company, which has been around for over 60 years, gives people the chance to become Independent Business Owners within Amway through direct selling. Since the company’s beginning, it has awarded $58.6 billion in incentives and bonuses to distributors from around the world.
Poshmark and Posh Bosses
With more than three million daily sellers and more than 25 million items it should come at no surprise that a sale is made on Poshmark every two seconds. Poshmark is currently the largest social marketplace for fashion. Open to buyers and sellers in the United States, Poshmark is available for free via the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Android app. The social marketplace has seen its fair share of success stories since its creation in 2011, including one Poshmark couple who turned a typical closet clean-out into a $110,000 business on the app. Vanessa and Cris Viscora started selling on Poshmark to pay for medical bills that they couldn’t afford. The couple went from selling their own used clothing to selling wholesale and over time, the two, and eventually their kids, turned their Poshmark side hustle into a six figure business. With Poshmark Cris and Vanessa were able to pay the medical bills, achieve financial independence, and come together as a family while teaching their two children about entrepreneurship.
Whether you want to earn a degree or just earn a little extra on the side, whatever your passion may be, there is a company that can help you achieve your own unique dreams and ideas of success.