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Marketing Student Hits Stride, Reselling Sneakers

Aug 10, 2020
Entrepreneurial Spirit

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Reselling sneakers is big business for Maryland Smith marketing student Gautam Malik, ’22.

Since January, the 20-year-old entrepreneur has brought in half a million dollars in sneaker sales, according to a recent article in Business Insider. He’s running his own resale business and an exclusive sneaker advisory group that charges members $45 a month for admission.

"I was meant to sell something," Malik tells Business Insider.

He talks about his journey and what he has learned along the way and why it’s a great time to break into the market. Read more at Business Insider: A 20-year-old who brought in half a million dollars in sneaker sales this year reveals why now is the best time to break into the exploding market and how to do it correctly.

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