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Success From Scratch -- Origami Owl

Success From Scratch -- Origami Owl
Posted April 3rd, 2014 @ 6:45am

In 2011, 14-year-old Bella Weems was thinking ahead to her 16th birthday and asked her parents if they would consider buying her a car.

They said 'no way.'  

So she asked them how she could earn the money so she could buy one herself.  

They made a few suggestions: additional chores, babysitting, or...starting a business.

After saving $350 from babysitting jobs, she decided to start her own jewelry business called Origami Owl.

She calls it a 'living locket', customers can customize a locket with charms that relate to their family, life, hobbies, etc.

In her first year, the business made $20 million.

Today, just 3 years after she started, that business is worth $250 million.

Check out Origami Owl


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