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What’s Up with Leg Up Winners?

Winning a Leg Up was just the beginning for these ambitious ladies. We love hearing their tales of success and how they’re paying it forward!

Stephanie

Stephanie Jolluck
of Coleccion Luna:

On the morning of the Leg Up® announcement I was on a plane to Guatemala to visit and work with my indigenous artisans. It was so symbolic

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On the morning of the Leg Up® announcement I was on a plane to Guatemala to visit and work with my indigenous artisans. It was so symbolic for me to be traveling to see them on the same day because, as my partners, they are also Leg Up winners. I was able to share the exciting news with them in person and it was really a sweet moment. Since the announcement, the response has been amazing…sales have increased 110% and I have had two interviews because of the award! Looks like I will be boarding another plane to Guatemala very soon!

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Cyndi

Cyndi Prince
of LooHoo:

Since being featured in the May catalog, our retail sales average has increased 166% and our retail income has become equal to our wholesale income!

Stephanie

Stephanie Ava Maistrellis
of Ava Maistrellis:

“I was thrilled to receive my own Lucky Red Backpack from the promotion and took it with me on my most recent trip to visit a manufacturer.

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“I was thrilled to receive my own Lucky Red Backpack from the promotion and took it with me on my most recent trip to visit a manufacturer. When I was waiting to board my flight in the international terminal at the Atlanta airport I saw the new SPANX store and asked someone to take my picture in front of the store with my lucky red backpack. It was a wonderful moment.”

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Neeley

Neeley Kolsch
of Well-Kept:

“We are releasing a new pattern this holiday and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to business start-up education and seed funding for a village in Kenya.

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We are releasing a new pattern this holiday and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to business start-up education and seed funding for a village in Kenya. I visited this community earlier this year and know the people it will be funding. I’m really excited…it’s Well-Kept’s way of giving women a Leg Up®!

Neely Kolsch in Kenya
“After the Leg Up feature our monthly average rose by 1900%!”
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Meredith

Meredith Restein
of Moonrise Jewelry:

“Winning the Leg Up promotion gave me the push I needed to open a new retail showroom and studio in Cape Charles, a small beach town near my home on Virginia’s Eastern Shore…

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“Winning the Leg Up promotion gave me the push I needed to open a new retail showroom and studio in Cape Charles, a small beach town near my home on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Since then I’ve hired 4 new part-time employees and our average monthly revenues have increased over 150%.”

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Ava

Ava Anderson
of Ava Anderson Non-Toxic:

“Since our win, we have doubled our office space, tripled our business and added more than 1,000 new consultants to our team! We believe we can educate more than 1 million…

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“Since our win, we have doubled our office space, tripled our business and added more than 1,000 new consultants to our team! We believe we can educate more than 1 million American families this year on the dangers of the harmful chemicals in personal care, baby, pet and home cleaning products.”

Babson College Women’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program

“We are so excited to be funding the first women’s entrepreneurial accelerator program at a US College! This is a picture of the first class of women who went through a rigorous process to be accepted into the program at Babson College (where Ava attends). They will have access to the school’s legal, financial, marketing teams and much more! We are so excited and wish these women the best of luck in their ventures!”

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Anna and Nancy

Anna Muzzy & Nancy Gutierrez
of Rock Me! Made with Love
in the USA:

“Rock Me just launched a new website! We are also preparing for a fabulous spring/summer 2014 collection filled with our ‘one-piece wonders’ as well as beautiful…

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“Rock Me just launched a new website! We are also preparing for a fabulous spring/summer 2014 collection filled with our ‘one-piece wonders’ as well as beautiful dresses and separates!”

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Mackenzie

Mackenzie Colt
of Colts Chocolates:

“Spanx customers have increased website sales by 25%!”

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“Spanx customers have increased website sales by 25%!”

“I had a customer that ordered my chocolates that said “Honey, after eating all your yummy chocolates I will be puttin’ my Spanx to good use!”

Another customer wrote…”Thank God for Spanx because now I can eat more Colts Bolts (dark chocolate my favorite!)”

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