Bella Weems is 19-years old and the founder of Origami Owl, a leading direct selling jewelry company known for telling stories through their signature Living Lockets®, personalized charms, and other products. Bella founded the company at the age of 14 when her parents gave her an early heads up that if she wanted a car, she would have to earn the money to pay for it. Over the last 6 years, Origami Owl’s rocket ship growth includes:
- a social selling model that includes 55,000 “designers” who resell Origami Owl products
- the acquisition of Willa, a New York-based beauty company offering trusted, healthy skincare and cosmetics formulated for the unique needs of young women also co-founded by a teen
- a global licensing agreement with leading family entertainment company, Dream Works Animation
- $250,000,000+ in annual revenues
During this episode, we chat with Bella about what inspired her to start the business, how the company grew over the last 6 years and how she manages her life as a young adult/business owner.
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