(COLUMBIA, SC) ─ Local elementary entrepreneur Gabrielle Goodwin and her mom Rozalynn will make their national television debut on Thursday, June 30 on The Real. The entire community is invited to join them as they watch their segment at a viewing party at Sam’s Club on Harbison Boulevard from 1:30 to 2:30 pm that afternoon.
The mother-daughter duo is featured on the show’s “Girl Powered” segment discussing their invention and hair accessory solution: The Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette by GaBBY. GaBBY Bows solve the age-old problem of disappearing girls’ hair barrettes.
GaBBY Bows was recently named a 2016 SCORE and Sam’s Club American Small Business Champion, so it’s fitting to celebrate with their supporters and SCORE mentors at their local Sam’s Club. Mentors from The Midlands Chapter of SCORE will be on hand during the viewing party to provide free advice for other entrepreneurs.
Kickstarter: Help this SC Young Entrepreneur of the Year reach her goal!
Supporters will also be able to help Gabrielle reach her goal to manufacture new designs and colors for GaBBY Bows through a $25,000 Kickstarter campaign being launched at the viewing party. The campaign ends July 31 and can be accessed at http://kck.st/28S545r,
The American Small Business Championship is hosted by SCORE, a national nonprofit dedicated to small business owners, and generously supported by Sam’s Club, a leading U.S. membership club serving small businesses since 1983. The Championship awarded the title to 103 small businesses for their dedication to the success of their businesses.
Gabrielle was just five years old when she started daily insisting she and her Mom create a barrette that would stay in her hair. They started the company when Gabrielle was seven years old. In just two years of operations, GaBBY Bows have saved families time, money and frustration in 47 states and eight countries through online sales at gabbybows.com. The hair accessory solution is also sold in 25 retail stores in the Southeast.
Gabrielle is the self-proclaimed President and CEO, handling inventory, serving as the lead salesperson at trade shows, speaking to community groups and schools, writing thank you cards to customers who order online, and helping with sales taxes. She also hosts GaBBY Play Dates to teach girls in children’s shelters about entrepreneurship.
Gabrielle was chosen as a 2015 SC Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and GaBBY Bows was one of 14 national finalists for the 2015 U.S. Small Business Administration InnovateHER Business Competition.
“I had so much fun in LA and I can’t wait for everyone to see the show! I hope I can keep inspiring people!” says Gabrielle Goodwin, GaBBY Bows President and CEO.