In Pitching Your Business, Take Every ‘No’ As a ‘Not Now,’ Says This Founder

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Absolut Art CEO Nahema Mehta turned her rent-to-own art startup into a profitable reality thanks to sheer persistence.

Mehta would build a passionate consumer base and network of galleries — enough to leave her Wall Street job and eventually catch the attention of Absolut, which was looking to launch fresh ventures beyond the world of vodka. The founder’s brainchild was purchased by the corporation in 2014 and evolved into Absolut Art, of which Mehta now serves as CEO. And though she’s still baffled by the fact that she’s leading this operation — “I never thought of myself as an entrepreneur until someone else called me that” — she knows how she got here: By never taking no for an answer.

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