No job. A Prius. And the will to succeed. For Riaz, the owner of Agora Cab, a Manchester, New Hampshire-based ride service, that was enough to become one of the city’s hottest new businesses.
In between jobs, Riaz began offering rides to friends for cash. Before long, word of mouth grew this side-gig into a full-fledged business. Day or night, wherever you are, you can always count on Agora Cab to give you a ride for well below market rates.
And the best part? You can pay in Bitcoin. In fact, a good chunk of Riaz’s business comes from the digital cryptocurrency.
If Agora Cab’s success teaches us anything, it’s that anyone can create opportunity. All it takes is an entrepreneurial spirit, a conducive environment like New Hampshire, and no one to stop you.
Joël Valenzuela is the editor of The Desert Lynx.