In 2000, Maria Peevey created a women's lifestyle brand company called SimplyShe. One of her books, SimplyDog, helped open her eyes to a growing trend: the humanization of pets. She decided to add pet clothes to her line of products and today, the company boasts annual revenues of $30 Million with 99% of the business being pet related.
Two Men And A Truck
When her sons went off to college, Mary Ellen Sheets took over their moving company and her daughter, Melanie, started franchising the business. Now two women run a $170 million a year moving company called Two Men And A Truck.
Childhood friends, Ira Liran and Michael Kirban met a couple of Brazilian women in a Manhattan bar who told them that they really missed the "agua de coco" or coconut water from home. That chance encounter was the catalyst for what is now a $40 Million a year company — Vita Coco.
In the 11 years since starting SimplyShe, I have experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows. I have learned the greatest asset is to be truly fearless. Every assumption, every relationship, every conviction, has been tested and retested along the path to growing my company. And it is that internal compass that keeps me on track.