Cancer was a big part of beauty student Rachel Fortin’s life. Her mother and relatives suffered from the disease at one time or the other.
So, when a friend lost her hair while on chemotherapy treatment, Rachel wanted to help.
Rachel got her to come into her beauty school and had her fitted with a wig and it made all the difference. Her friend was back to her bubbly self again.
After that experience, Rachel started to look for wig stores in her area specializing in cancer patient fitting, but came up empty.
That’s when Rachel decided to start her own business, wig fitting for cancer patients.
Rachel found a wig supplier, bought her first supply of wigs for $300 and Wig-Out was born.
Rachel works from home and her brother in law, who is a graphic designer is building her a website www.wig-out.me
This is a great small business idea and could easily be operated in your neck of the woods.
How James Started A Business By Taking Over An Ailing Factory And Creating An Upmarket British Clothing Brand
James Eden was on the verge of a successful career in finance, but his enthusiasm was waning. So he moved up north to Manchester, England and started a business by taking over an ailing clothing factory named after his great grandfather Private Jack White, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery.
He created a upmarket menswear brand called “Private White VC” named after his great grandfather with the help of the designer Nick Ashley, the son of famous British designer Laura Ashley.
The brand was launched in 2011 with garments sourced and handmade in the UK. After all, Manchester in its heyday was the triving centre of Britain’s clothing industry.
The sales have steadily increased since 2011 and James attributes the success to his passion and interest in the business.
Read more in Forbes
Image below of the ailing factory that James Eden took over and where Private White VC is made.
Watch the video below about how the clothing is created:
Maizie Bowkowy is just 12 and already she is showing signs of entrepreneurship. Her passion to help rescued dogs is now a successful business.
Her idea is to create dog beds and sell them and for every three bought,she donates one to a resued dogs charity in Canada.
Sales are rising and on a recent personal visit to the charity, Maizie donated forty three handmade beds.
Maizie’s family dig in and help out.
Watch the video and read the post in Global News
Image of Maizie Bowkowy courtesy Jazmin Bowkowy
Wendy Reiner was 33 when she woke up one day with pimples that worsened over time. She tried everything to get better.
With her marriage falling apart and her self esteem down to zero, she decided to create her own brand of pimple cream.
She proceeded to source the ingredients and have it tested,then found a manufacturer in Australia to create the product.
Balense cream was born. But the creation wasn’t easy. To get funding, Wendy sold her house.
Now, she is hoping that the product will win a huge portion of the billion dollar cosmetics and toiletries market in Australia.
Watch the video below about the pimple cream:
Vivian and Joseph had a passion and that was to start their own business. While Vivian worked as a product manager in Apple, Joseph started work on the design and initial creation of Orbit Baby strollers.
So, why baby stroller’s? Vivian and Joseph wanted to create something that they could brand.
One day, Joseph’s sister came to visit with her little baby. When Joseph tried to use the stroller, he thought it was poorly made and that inspired him to create a new stroller.
Recently Vivian and Joseph were interviewed by Steve from mywifequitherjob.com and Viv and Joe explains their business journey from nothing to the creation and success of Orbit baby.
Watch this review video below of one of the Orbit Baby products:
While most young people prefer looking at their smartphone’s to tell the time, Shaun Reinhold loves looking at a watch on his wrist.
Shaun has always loved small intricate machinery and developed a passion for watches.
Now, he wants to start a business manufacturing watches in the USA and sell them on the internet. To get there, he needs funding and has applied via crowdfunding site Kickstarter. He has so far received half of what he needs.
With passion and determination, the Canvas Watch Company will soon be a reality.
Image: Shaun Reinhold
Watch the video below of Shaun Reinhold and his Kickstarter campaign:
Like most people Logan Maxwell likes his coffee hot. As an undergraduate, he came up with the idea to create a mug that will keep the coffee or tea hot.
Along with his business partner, he started Joeveo, a company that makes the Temperfect mug.
The pair started a kickstarter campaign and raised $269,000 to get their idea off the ground.
Check out the below video of Maxwell talking about his Temperfect mug: