I am a self-proclaimed business nerd, maybe even a business junkie.
When I walk into a restaurant, coffee shop or retail store, I study the business’ flow, think about its efficiencies, and want to know its story. I am curious about the owner, what drives them and how they got to this point in their career. Oh, and don’t even get me started on walking into an Office Depot or Staples. All the possibilities of organizing your business with supplies….it’s like a candy store!
My guess is, if you have read this far, you might be a business junkie too. We are a unique tribe; we are HUGE fans of businesses, LOVE seeing success stories and ENJOY studying business’ in’s and out’s. The stories of successful businesses give us motivation to improve and show us anything is possible.
Recently, the stories of three companies struck me because of their common thread: originating with a blog. Yup, a blog! Interestingly enough, they all began their blogs about 10 years ago. Through their consistent hard work, belief in their brand, and perseverance, they are now major success stories, and I believe they are just getting started. Congrats to these amazing women and their past, present and future companies. Let their stories be inspiration to you that anything is possible, and the best is yet to come. Take a look:
Arielle Charnas, Something Navy
Something Navy began in 2009 when Arielle Charnas started a fashion blog. Since Something Navy’s inception, Arielle has become a powerful Influencer in the digital, fashion and blogging spaces. Arielle released her own fashion label in 2018 and has continued to establish her clothing brand. Something Navy offers new and relevant brands, services, and blogs with a fresh perspective. Personally, Arielle has amassed 1.3 million Instagram followers and provides her followers with Pinterest worthy snapshots. As of 2019, Charnas’ company was valued at $45 million, and their latest social campaign features women founders in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th.
Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin, The Home Edit
This Nashville based company’s goal is, “to reinvent traditional organizing, and merge it with design and interior styling.” A team of two California transplants, this duo has organized homes for celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Thomas Rhett. They even created a book: The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals which made the New York Times Bestseller list and revolutionized the way homeowners view organization. Shearer and Teplin embrace a ROYGBIV organizational style and love morning walks, hydrangeas, and Schitt’s Creek. Their Instagram following totals 1.5 million (and still growing.) This past week, the company was featured in a TRIPLE page spread in People magazine!
Rachel Hollis, The Hollis Co.
Rachel Hollis has built an inspirational empire since her small lifestyle blog began years ago. She is now a #1 New York Times Best-Selling author of her most well-known book, Girl, Wash Your Face, and she frequently provides motivation and inspiration through speaking engagements. The Hollis Co. provides life and business coaching, original events and books, and apparel through their online store. Rachel Hollis frequently teams up with her husband, Dave, through coaching and social media platforms. Her Instagram community totals 1.7 million followers, and most recently the company held their first ever Hollis Company Leadership Summit!
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