Teen entrepreneur worth $15million by age 19-how she did it!

30 May

Hi Ladies,

As you all know, the City Girl Business Club is not only here to teach you how to start a business, but also to inspire you to follow your dreams. From time to time we like to post inspirational stories of people just like you who had the guts to take that leap of faith, and found remarkable success as a result.

Today’s entrepreneur is Juliette Brindak who is truly an ispiration to both kids and adults. At the tender age of 10, Julie launched a website called Miss O & Friends.  Juliette Brindak’s idea targeted tween girls who were tired of playing with dolls, and were not quite mature enough for Britney Spears and other teen idols.“My friends and I looked at Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera and other teen idols and realized they were not like real, everyday girls,” explains Juliette Brindak.

Using characters  with names like Harlie and Isabella, Julie’s website offers young girls the chance to play, create, learn, exchange ideas, compare experiences, get published and more Says Juliette, “Our goal is to help girls build a sense of self and self-esteem so girls will be less likely to fall prey to the pressures of fitting in and being popular.”

The idea  got the attention of tween girls around the world. Now the site is visited by millions of girls each month.

Julie did not stop with just the website,  at age 16, she authored a successful book that sold 120,000 copies.

Julie is now 20 yrs old, and a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis, she continues to serve as an inspiration to female kids interested in business.

Some interesting facts:

– The Miss O website is on over 7,000 classroom websites across the country.

– Miss O is hyperlinked alongside the White House, National Geographic and NASA

– Their website “Dear Abby” column (“KidsCounsel”) is syndicated worldwide via McClatchy-Tribune

– They claim to have 11 licensees, including Knight Ridder/Tribune (McClatchy), and VNU

Visit www.missoandfriends to learn more about Julie and her inspirational website.
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5 Responses to “Teen entrepreneur worth $15million by age 19-how she did it!”

  1. lauralyseight June 10, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    That is exactly what the teens of this generation, must be taught to do, build business, become history makers and world shakers. Incredible start for Miss O and friends, more grease to your elbows. Visit http://www.success4teens.info

    • City Girl June 11, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

      We agree Laura!
      It is very important that teens learn how to be resourceful. Thanks for your comment.

  2. City Girl Business Club October 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by. Its an inspirational piece!

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