9-Year-Old Raises $28K in Kickstarter Campaign for Accessories Business

Gabrielle Goodwin is the CEO and Founder of her own accessories company “Gabby’s Bows”.

Andre Spivey

Andre has over 10 years of experience in Tech and Start-ups ranging from the advanced tech in the US Air Force to building his own educational software company Live 2 Learn Differently. His is a proud graduate of Morris Brown College and Cornell University.

At the tender age of only 9 years of age, Gabrielle Goodwin is the CEO and Founder of her own accessories company “Gabby’s Bows”. She was a finalist in the 2015 InnovateHer Business Competition. Already, her bows are in 25 retail stores, and her company is taking orders all across the world!


At that age, the majority of us are in elementary school trying to figure out, what the best cartoons, candies, and cookies are. Most of us are trying to figure out how we can fit in with friends, family, please teachers and more. Life is quiet, fun and simple, we have dreams, but they aren’t fully developed yet, we aren’t pressured by the call of life to respond to those dreams just yet.


We are innocent, filled with belief about the possibilities, about the fact that so much of what we learn is still cool, fun and new to us.  We aren’t thinking about, our future source of income, or what we want to do with our lives.


We have a faith in life that is unshakable. That faith is only matched by entrepreneurial ventures, which often makes children some of the best entrepreneurs. Children have a belief that what they are doing is right, they also have a sincere desire to get what they want, and they are not the easiest to say no to.


Children ask and demand over and over, without fear of rejection, rather than over thinking their business, or industry or life in general, they ask the simple questions that adults make complicated, and that question is, “What do people like and want?”.


According to a recent Essence Magazine article, Gabrielle raised $28K for her business via KickStarter. On her company website, her advice to others is “believe, work hard, persevere and never give up!”. This young lady is taking control over her own style and beauty at a young age. No one is too young or too old to pursue this advice.


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