WSU-Logo-Flaming-WWinona State University alumnus Ryan Grant ’11 took a risk when he made the decision to leave his comfortable accounting job in Minneapolis. But five years later, that risk has paid off and then some.

Grant majored in Accounting and Business Administration in WSU’s College of Business and graduated in 2011. According to Yahoo! Finance, Grant began flexing his entrepreneurial skills while he was still enrolled at the university–buying textbooks on campus and selling them at a profit via Amazon to customers around the country.

Today, Grant’s company earns over $6 million in sales, with a business strategy that is in part supported by buying items at the local Walmart and reselling them on Amazon. As the article states, “One man’s clearance aisle is another man’s treasure.”


Read “This millennial’s company makes millions buying from Walmart and reselling on Amazon” to learn more about Grant’s story.


About the WSU College of Business
The WSU College of Business offers innovative, high-value business programs that intellectually engage and challenge students. With seven undergraduate majors and ten minors, the College of Business programs equip students for lifelong success in the global community. Students can take advantage of many opportunities to experience real business situations through internship programs, company tours, business and industry guest speakers along with research opportunities. The college has 46 full-time professors who are committed to fostering an engaging and supporting learning environment that utilizes the Winona and Rochester business community to provide innovative curricular and co-curricular experiential learning. The college is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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