Four years ago, a 13-year-old entrepreneur started a bow tie company– and it has already hit $200,000 in sales
Moziah Bridges came up with the idea of starting his own bow tie company, Mo’s Bows, when he was just 9 years old. He once appeared on CNBC last year (2014) to promote his holiday collaboration with Cole Haan.
Bridges told CNBC he loved dressing up, but could never find bow ties he liked.
As a result, in order to fix his problem, his grandmother taught him how to sew, which in the end, worked out in Bridges’ favor.
Bridges, who lives in Memphis, has been featured on Shark Tank, and in Vogue, GQ, and Oprah Winfrey’s O magazines after the expansion of his company. Also, due to his credentials and charm, he was offered a job as an NBA fashion analysis for NBA draftees last Thursday, June 25th, which is really huge considering his age.
When asked how he finds the time to balance school and run a company, he says, “Since I’m the CEO I can do it when I feel like it. I have employees — my grandmother, she’s about like 80, and my mom works for me, and I have three more seamstresses.”
Bridges’ bow ties retail for $50, and as of late, they are available at 15 stores across six states. His goal is to have his own fashion line by the age of 20. The world is yours kid.
– With Sherley Boursiquot–@sherleybee_