Foundr Magazine is a very highly regarded magazine featuring Entrepreneurs and CEO's, such as Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuck, Arianna Huffington and Tim Ferris, to name a few. Foundr published a feature on Bella Vida Founder and CEO, Erin Schmidt on July 31, 2019. A blog article will follow. To read the full article and see the Interview video, click here to read on Foundr's website:
BELLA VIDA SANTA BARBARA
AFTER YEARS OF JOB HOPPING AND DREAMING OF LAUNCHING A BUSINESS OF HER OWN, ERIN FINALLY TURNED HER DREAM INTO A REALITY WITH THE LAUNCH OF BELLA VIDA SANTA BARBARA.
Erin wanted to launch a business and had even dabbled in a clothing dropshipping business, but she wanted to launch a brand of her own. Even after devouring years of content from prominent founders, she knew she’d still need help getting started.
HOW SHE USED START & SCALE
Through the course, she discovered her perfect business idea, learned how to manufacture physical products and created an online presence for her brand.
On April 4th, Erin officially launched her business and has since been approached by Glamour and Vogue Magazine UK to feature her products.
WATCH ERIN'S TESTIMONIAL:
Erin worked as a speech pathologist, financial advisor and even ran her own dropshipping business selling vegan clothing items to women. But she had also wanted to launch a luxury brand of her own.
She’d spent years attending conferences led by high-profile entrepreneurs and devoured all kinds of information on what it takes to start a business, but it wasn’t until she found Start & Scale that she discovered what she actually wanted to do…and how to do it.
During the course module on finding a business idea, Erin decided she wanted to launch an organic, cruelty-free skincare brand with a sustainable twist.
Start & Scale helped her firm up her idea for Bella Vida Santa Barbara, taught her how to create physical products and walked her through how to create a successful online marketing plan. Erin says that she loved the way the course really delved deeply into each topic rather than offering surface-level information.
She also got a lot of helpful feedback from the Start & Scale Facebook group that motivated her to keep going.
On April 4th, Erin officially launched her business, turning her long-time dream into a reality.
“I don’t know that I ever would have created it if I hadn’t gone through this course.”
Since launch, she’s brought in several hundred dollars in revenue and been approached by Glamour Magazine UK to feature her product. She’s also working with a marketing agency to promote her products to high-end retailers and building wholesale deals with local shops.
Currently in the middle of her second social media influencer campaign, Erin can’t wait to see where her business goes next.