Don’t let age get in your way
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When she was only 7-years old, Gabrielle Goodwin, along with her mom Rozallyn, invented the Double-Face Double-Snap barrette to solve the age-old problem of disappearing hair barrettes. These became the cornerstone product of Gabbybows.com. In just three years of operation, Goodwin has filled online orders to all 50 states in the U.S. and eight countries. Goodwin is a testament to the fact that age shouldn’t determine when you start your dream business. “Starting GaBBY Bows made me understand you can do anything at any age,” says the Columbia, South Carolina, native. Read more on other life lessons from CEOs.
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The sky is literally the limit for Goodwin, who continues to make waves, most recently when she was one of three national finalists for the 2017 Black Enterprise Entrepreneur of the year. “My business taught me that when you dream big, your dream can come true.” As a result of the award, a children’s book about Goodwin and GaBBY Bows, entitled, Gabby Invents the Perfect Hair Bow was published by Entrepreneur Kid. Here are more children’s books that teach lessons.