MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A younger entrepreneur who began his personal firm as a result of he wished to appear and feel good about himself is concentrated on rising his bow tie enterprise, and serving to different younger individuals do the identical.
Moziah Bridges owns Mo’s Bows Handcrafted Bowties, and at 19 years previous, his enterprise has already taken him around the globe and again, just a few instances. Former presidents Obama and Bush headline his wall of fame, together with a dozen or so different well-known individuals.
“I like totally different colours on one bow tie. Among the African prints,” Bridges stated, exhibiting off his newly opened Memphis retail store. “That’s my aim, to actually have totally different prints and patterns that come out at you, that you may’t decide on the checkout line.”
At 10 years previous, this sharp-dressed child was reducing and stitching on the household dinner desk like his grandmother taught him.
“Once we began out on this bow-tie journey, I prefer to say, Mo is 9, so I’m considering lemonade stand at greatest,” stated his mom, Tramica Morris.
Morris stated she seen that she’d ship her son to highschool with a bow tie, and he’d come house with out it, telling her he’d bought it or traded it at college.
“On the similar time, he noticed the worth in his product, so as soon as it began being profitable, I believe I stated shortly, ‘Mo may very well be my boss,’” Morris stated. “After which that’s what occurred, at 9 years previous, my boss was my son.”
The savvy grade-school entrepreneur landed on “The Steve Harvey Present,” then “Shark Tank.” He made the shiny pages of fashion magazines. At 13, the NBA even employed him as a vogue correspondent for Draft Day. Two years later, he acquired a licensing cope with them.
“It’s been nice to have so many mentors,” Bridges stated. “In fact I’ve Obama, and Daymond John. He’s been an amazing mentor from ‘Shark Tank,’ and I at all times say that he offers me nice recommendation.”
Bridges realizes the significance mentors have performed in his success, in order that’s why he and his mom plan to assist different child entreprenuers attain their desires. They began the Mo’s Bows Foundation, the place they assist different youngsters develop abilities into companies.
“I assumed, I’ve executed it with Mo and it’s confirmed to be fairly good, so I simply wished to make use of the sources that we’ve made over time to assist and put money into different youngsters,” Morris stated.
Through the pandemic, Bridges added swanky masks to his stock, coordinating them together with his bow ties. His targets now are a clothes line and extra retail outlets.
Mo’s Bows additionally makes a signature bow tie every year, giving the proceeds to a summer time camp program. Final yr the Go Mo program despatched greater than 50 children to summer time camp.
Whereas his enterprise retains rising, so do Bridges’s desires — not only for himself, however for others.
“It’s principally, if we will’t go away one thing behind or if we will’t assist another person obtain what I’ve achieved, then there’s no level on this in any respect,” he stated.
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