Young Entrepreneur Builds Bow Tie Empire

News & Views | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 09/12/2014 | 10:20 AM EDT

12-year-old Moziah Bridges nets sales totaling $150,000

While his peers are probably learning their geometry, 12-year-old Moziah Bridges is busy building a bowtie empire.


His company, Mo’s Bows, has so far brought in $150,000 in sales and has partnered with retailer Cole Haan for a special holiday collection. If you’re wondering how a preteen managed to become a budding entrepreneur...you’re not alone.


Bridges, who appeared on CNBC, said he always enjoyed getting dressed up, however, the dapper youngster could never find a bow tie that he liked--so he decided to make his own. With the help of his grandmother, he learned how to sew and launched his own enterprise at 9 years old.


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The Memphis, Tennessee native has been featured on the popular show “Shark Tank,” as well as Vogue and GQ. Despite his busy schedule, he manages to balance school with the help of his family.


"Since I'm the CEO I can do it when I feel like it," Bridges said. "I have employees; my grandmother, she's about like 80, and my mom works for me, and I have three more seamstresses."


Famous businessman Daymond John of Shark Tank, who invested in the company, praised the youngster’s business savvy and fashion knowledge.


“Knowing a little bit more about fashion than probably I do, he realized that accessories are the things that are still selling and he wanted to stay focused on this one area,” John said.


Mo’s Bows is on pace of exceeding $200,000 in revenue.

(Photo: Mo's Bows Memphis via Facbook)

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