Sara Blakely & Spanx
Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, is an innovator every entrepreneur should admire. At the age of 27, she scraped together a few thousand dollars and risked it all on her idea. She pushed it through the gauntlet, and now, less than twenty years later, she is a billionaire. In 2013, Forbes named her in the Top 100 Most Powerful Women.
Drawing on her experience in cold calling, Sara powered through the first few rejections before breaking into major retail locations such as Neiman Marcus. To increase sales reports, she often recruited her friends to purchase her product with the understanding that she’d refund them completely. Spanx broke through when Sara was able to get her product into Oprah Winfrey’s hands. Oprah named Spanx one of her “Favorite Products”. This was followed by a deal with QVC which led to sales of eight thousand units in the first six minutes.
Sara Blakley Quotes To Inspire
Below are a few Sara Blakely quotes that we at You’ve Got Maids really appreciate.
“We don’t have the luxury of time. We spend more because of how we live, but it’s more important to be with our family and friends.”
We couldn’t agree more! This is the value that we bring to our customers every day.
“You’ve got to embrace what you don’t know.”
When starting anew, there is always a bit of uncertainty. Franchising serves to mitigate that worry through proven processes.
“Trust your gut.”
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