How A 12-Year-Old Built A $150K Business

How A 12-Year-Old Built A $150K Business

Some people wait until they’re in their 50s to start a business, while others get started as early as possible. Moziah Bridges began creating his own company at the age of nine. Although he hasn’t even reached the teenage years yet, he’s already employing five people and netting $150,000 a year from his business. Part of his success came from his ability to land attention from big media sources. After being featured in O magazine and Vogue, it’s not surprising that he garnered plenty of orders from across the country.

Like many entrepreneurs, Bridges found a winning idea by solving a problem that he was experiencing. He was dissatisfied by the selection of bow ties sold for dapper kids like him. Since he had learned to tie his own bow from his grandfather, he was also less than thrilled about the clip-on backs featured on the products available. After learning to sew, he began a small store online of his own designs. Now his family all pitches in to keep the assembly line moving. His products are fashioned from carefully sourced vintage and new materials. With a clear vision for expansion and new marketing opportunities, Bridges expects to keep growing his business.

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