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“I didn’t really know what an entrepreneur was, and I still have no clue how to spell it,” jokes makeup mogul Bobbi Brown on how she got her start. Back in the 1980s, Brown desperately wanted to be a makeup artist in New York. Not having enough resources to do so, she headed to the local drugstore, bought every magazine and tore out the first page in order to secure the names of model booking editors.
 
More than 28 years later, Brown has truly disrupted the industry. How? She constantly encourages herself and others to ask themselves “What if?” 

That question is more relevant now than ever. After walking away from her eponymous cosmetics brand in 2016, Brown finds herself on a new journey helping her husband, Steven Plofker, renovate a 32-bedroom boutique hotel in Montclair, New Jersey, called the George Inn. Watch the video above to hear more pearls of wisdom and why Brown doesn’t plan on retiring anytime soon.

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