10 Women Own Business
At The Boss Up Inc., our mission is to empower women entrepreneurs to be the best that they can be. Here are 10 women-owned businesses who are killing the game right now:
The Honey Pot Company
The Honey Pot Company was founded in 2012 by Bea Dixon. She was tired of the lack of options for women’s vaginal health, so she created the first complete feminine care system that cleanses, protects, and balances your vagina. The Honey Pot Company has no chemicals or artificial fragrances in any of their products. They emphasize that their products are made with 100% natural herbs. They sell healthy feminine washes, natural wipes, organic cotton tampons, herb-infused menstrual pads and so much more. You can find their products online at Target, Amazon, Walmart, and Kroger.
Miss Jessie’s was founded in 1997 by two sisters, Miko and Titi Branch. They owe their inspiration behind Miss Jessie’s to their grandmother, Jessie. Miko and Titi’s grandmother would concoct all sorts of mixtures and formulas at her kitchen table to help tame and style Miko and Titi’s curly hairs. The two developed curly hair products from their salon and were able to perfect their curly hair product's performance. Miss Jessie's natural hair products consist of styling cremes, moisturizers, and deep conditioning treatments for natural and naturally curly hair. You can find their products on their website or in their salon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Instant Figure was founded in 1985 by Monir Jalili. Monir Jalili has been in the fashion industry for over 25 years. She wanted to create pieces that would help women feel confident with their bodies. Monir believes everyone should feel beautiful in their curves no matter what size they are. Keeping this in mind, she made sure that every item has a big range of sizes. Instant Figure is a world-renowned apparel company offering compression slimming shapewear, as well as tops, bottoms, swimwear, and accessories. You can find her products on her website and on Amazon.
Spoonful Apparel was founded in 2017 by Susan Elwer. Susan created Spoonful Apparel in hopes to create a new apparel brand with inspiring messages that would spark a new conversation. purchase you make, they donate 50% of their profits to an organization in your community that is committed to fighting childhood hunger. Spoonful Apparel has created more than 60,000 meals for children in the United States. Spoonful Apparel carries clothing for women, men, and children. You can check them out on their website to join the fight against childhood hunger.
Celestial Scents Candles
Celestial Scents Candles was founded in 2003 by Denise DeMoss. She started her business in her basement, selling candles to her family and friends. After years of hard work, she is able to sell her candles to people in all different states as well as opening her own retail store in Kentucky. Celestial Scents Candles are all hand-poured in small batches with no added colors. Their candles are highly scented and offer 130 different fragrances. Besides their signature candles, they also sell bar soaps, facial care, massage oils, and soy wax melt. You can find them on their website and in their retail store in Alexandria Pike, South Kentucky.
Olita was founded in 2018 by Laurie O’Hara. She was inspired by her local beaches and her children to start Olita. She wanted a product that would wick away sand, sweat, salt water, and general grit from your skin. Her first ever product launched did just that, her Beach Be Gone body powder. Olita sells skincare products using all-natural, high performing ingredients. Their product protects and nourishes your skin when you're outside with their vitamins and age-defying antioxidants. You can find their products on their website and in-store at United Markets, Andy's Market, Como Hotels, Marriott, Hilton, Viceroy, Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Swimoutlet.com, Amazon, Proof Lab, Live Water.
Two Chicks Cocktail
Two Chicks Cocktail was founded in 2019 by Meghan Hanna and Linda Cash. They saw a void in the marketplace for a brand that made delicious cocktails in the convenience of a can. While looking into the beverage industry, they realized not many women brands were in this business. That’s when Two Chicks Cocktail began. They merged cocktails with a brand that honored the importance of connection and support between women. Their products have unique flavors with a beautiful design on every can. Their cocktails are made with all-natural fruits and have 5% alcohol. You can find their products at Walmart, Total Wine, Albertsons, Buyrite, Cost Plus, and hundreds of independent retailers across the United States.
Poo~Pourri was founded in 2007 by Suzy Batiz. Poo~Pourri is a company that sells fragrant sprays for the toilets. These are made of essential oils and other natural compounds, which coat the surface of the water and hold in bad odors. Suzy developed the spray and started giving it to her friends and the word spread. She began selling it in small stores and now they sold over 60 million bottles, Poo~Pourri has become internationally known. You can find their products online or at Costco, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ulta, Kroger, and thousands of additional retailers.
4Sisters Rice was founded by four Kennedy Sisters that decided to launch their own rice brand. Their father founded their family farm in 1964, with their farm able to produce 560,000 metric tons in bulk rice annually. The 4Sisters Rice grow, harvest, dry, mill, package, and sell in the U.S. Their goal is to create sustainably grown, organic and natural rice products to consumers nationwide. They are sold at Walmart, Kroger, Dillons, Fry’s Smith’s, Whole Foods, Rouses, Brookshires, Fresh Thyme, Hy-Vee, HEB, and on their website.
Cat’s Meow Village
Cat’s Meow Village was founded in 1982 by Faline Jones. She started her company from one simple wooden house cut out on her grandfather's hog barn and that inspired her to do this for a living. The company makes little wooden replicas of buildings, landmarks, and scenes to help remember the good times in life. Every replica has colorful details and written facts or a story on the back. Each design has its signature black cat, Casper sitting down. You can order your very own wooden replicas on their website.