Latest posts by Andre Spivey (see all)
- Funding Female Founders Makes Dollars and Sense
Female founders are proving to be top performers in the startup world time and time again.- June 7, 2018
- A Radical Approach To Student Absences
Principal Suspends 500 Students At One Time- April 24, 2017
- Here’s How To Hack Into The Tech Industry
Fellow African-Americans, Becoming Competition Makes You More Hireable- March 22, 2017
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.
Feature Image From Chronicle.Augusta.com