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Stories about building a large business/fortune starting with little or no money

1 Emend by Eclipse by Lazlo Zalezac

Benny Baker went from being a smarter than average, fourteen year old kid, to being a super genius. It was an overnight transformation in which his speech patterns become more precise, his mannerisms became muted, and his opinions matured. He has a chance to make things right, but he's not sure what that means.
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Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Time Travel
Tags: Time Travel, Alternate Timeline, Humor, Rags To Riches
Downloads: 15883 | Votes: 257 | Score: 9.22
Size: 1328KB | 256,548 words | Posted: Concluded:

2 The Earl's Man by FantasyLover

Story of the life of a young man starting life in 13th century England. His dedication earns him an offer to become a Knight and unexpectedly a noble. Follow his rise to power from a favorite of the Earl he serves. See how his interest in new and better ideas serves him as he works to improve the lives of his subjects, and battles forces threatening England and her allies, rewriting history his own way.
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Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Historical, Rags To Riches, Fantasy
Downloads: 10394 | Votes: 190 | Score: 9.07
Size: 956KB | 177,294 words | Posted: Concluded:

3 Perchance to Visit by FantasyLover

Johnny Campbell barely graduates high school yet lands a "dream" job that changes his life and many others dramatically. While different, this is a follow-on story to "Perchance to Dream" and a familiarity with that story is recommended or many references won't make sense.
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Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Alternate Universe, School, Historical, Rags To Riches, Supernatural, Fantasy
Downloads: 6286 | Votes: 194 | Score: 9.06
Size: 604KB | 114,465 words | Posted: Concluded:

4 Lucky Jim 1 Firehair by FantasyLover

A story in the Lucky Jim Universe
The adventures of 16-year-old Jim Reynolds start in 1856 Virginia. When his family and several others head west to settle near Council Bluffs, his adventures continue, becoming more numerous and earning him the moniker Lucky Jim. Follow Jim as he grows into a leadership role that he feels unqualified to hold, until finally forced to test both his leadership ability and his luck. A "fantasy history."
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Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Alternate Timeline, Coming of Age, Drama, Violence, Historical, War, Rags To Riches, Fantasy
Downloads: 10449 | Votes: 254 | Score: 9.06
Size: 735KB | 137,866 words | Posted: Concluded:

5 Spirit Quest by FantasyLover

16-year-old David Whitehorse suddenly finds himself transported more than 1500 years into the past. This is the story of how his parents prepared him and of his life back then: how he used his considerable knowledge and skills, and how he finally came to understand why he ended up back then.
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Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Time Travel
Tags: Time Travel, Alternate Timeline, Coming of Age, Rags To Riches, Fantasy
Downloads: 10424 | Votes: 278 | Score: 9.00
Size: 584KB | 107,524 words | Posted: Concluded:

6 Shiloh by The Scott

A story in the Damsels In Distress Universe
Shiloh is a land of plains, forests, and mountains on the planet Chaos. The planet's two most powerful Heroes are dead and the bureaucracy of the Crossroads control centre is more of a hindrance than a help, due to treachery within their ranks. Kyle Alexander is the heir to Jonas the powerful Lord of Shiloh, he must now take up his inheritance due to Jonas' unexpected death, and solve many problems while fighting enemies and protect his people on both Earth and Chaos. - 270,700 words
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Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Romance, Politics, School, Violence, War, Military, Workplace, Rags To Riches
Downloads: 7881 | Votes: 129 | Score: 8.99
Size: 1423KB | 277,785 words | Posted:

7 For the Love of Lana by Pars001

A story in the Mage and Magic Universe Universe
A powerful mage from a powerful clan, is betrothed to the daughter of a powerful Vampire clan. This is your average vampire/mage story but with a twist. What if you were a mage or a vampire and suddenly found your self a plain powerless human? Just ask Lana or Johnathon. This also crosses over into Dead stick my first ever cross over!
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Age Rating: Older than 17
Tags: Alternate Universe, Shapeshifters, Romance, Violence, Assassins, Spies, Secret Agents, Supernatural, Vampires, Werewolves, Demons, Ghosts, Monsters, Undead, Fantasy, Magic
Downloads: 2595 | Votes: 84 | Score: 8.99
Size: 219KB | 43,378 words | Posted: Concluded:

8 When in Rome by FantasyLover

Modern-day Marine Steven Harris is seriously wounded and on a flight to Germany for further treatment. Instead, he awakens in 200 BC Rome. Aside from wondering how the hell he ended up there--or if he was merely dreaming--he wonders how to go about supporting himself. Then he learns the "why" of his transfer and his life becomes a bit more complicated.
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Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Time Travel
Tags: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Alternate Universe, Violence, War, Military, Rags To Riches, Fantasy
Downloads: 8772 | Votes: 249 | Score: 8.91
Size: 606KB | 113,931 words | Posted: Concluded:

9 A Terran Trader on Toolondo by FantasyLover

Captain Marc Parker makes a living making four-year hyperspace round-trips to trade with the Karkallians, a race distant from Terra. He meets and falls in love with a beautiful young Karkallian woman, all while trying to avoid screwing up and committing a faux pas while dealing with different social norms between Terrans and Karkallians. He also has to deal with what he learns about her father. Inadvertently becoming involved in a political intrigue, Parker suddenly finds that he's now a targe
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Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, Nanotechnology, Robots, AI, Coming of Age, Politics, Rags To Riches
Downloads: 6960 | Votes: 234 | Score: 8.91
Size: 427KB | 78,586 words | Posted: Concluded:

10 Lucky Jim 4 the Prequel by FantasyLover

A story in the Lucky Jim Universe
This tale begins in southwest Virginia in the "colonies" a few years before the American Revolution. For my readers in Britain, sorry 'bout that. It follows James through being a long hunter, starting a new estate in North Carolina, and his involvement fighting against the British. % chapters posted 1 chapter each day starting Friday.
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Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Rags To Riches, Fantasy
Downloads: 2569 | Votes: 113 | Score: 8.80
Size: 223KB | 41,211 words | Posted: Concluded:
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