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Peterborough man turns his last $200 into a million-dollar business after he was laid off

Evan Henshaw, owner of WidowMaker Industries, says he didn’t consider failure when he spent the last of his cash

Mr. Henshaw credits part of his success to his young and somewhat naive take on the business world. When he’d bought those first morale patches to sell, he says he wasn’t worried about navigating the red tape that comes along with starting a business.

And he wasn’t worried about what would happen if he failed.

“I kind of winged it,” he says. “I had nothing left to lose.”

With each small success, he says he just looked for an opportunity to keep growing.

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