Lars King’s startup focuses on col­lecting the best online videos to inspire people to be more moti­vated — a quality he never really lacked him­self, at least not when it came to making money.

King, a sopho­more at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, started his entre­pre­neurial career at age 12 selling herbs from his par­ents’ garden to neigh­bors. Later, he began mowing lawns and shov­eling snow from driveways.

His most recent entre­pre­neurial idea came about last December, when he locked him­self in a room for a week to scour the Web for the best online moti­va­tional videos for his startup, Boston-​​based Year of Motivation.

The web­site, which launched Jan. 1, offers users one hand-​​picked, three– to five-​​minute moti­va­tional video every day for a year, for $27.

King, who is majoring in busi­ness with con­cen­tra­tions in entre­pre­neur­ship and mar­keting, invested about $200 in his startup, which went mostly toward web hosting and email mar­keting software.

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