Name: Sarah Meyer
Business: 107 Market Street
Location: St Simons Island, Georgia, U.S.
Industry: Apparel & Accessories
Reason for Starting: Organizations have nailed helping those in poverty stricken developing countries learn a skill and start a small business by making a product. Many of them struggle with keeping these small businesses sustainable long term. We saw a need to help sell those products, stateside, so the organizations can continue to focus on development in country. We decided to use our experience in sales and marketing and making connections by telling the stories of the artisans who make the products.
How do you define success? As long as we know we are doing what God has called us to do, we know we are successful.
Biggest success: Simply launching has been a huge success for us. We never saw this coming and every day we get to do it is one of joy and gratitude for us. My business partner and I both left our corporate jobs in 2014. A few months after I announced my decision to take a step back from my job of 12 years, we began discussions about this opportunity and felt like this was the direction we were both supposed to go. We decided to start this company shortly thereafter.
What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it? Our strategy isn’t really ours – we look to God for every step along the way. Often times we will try to push for what we think is the way we should go and fall flat on our face. We will lose a lot of time or money and then realize that we need to look back to Him for direction.
Who is your most important role model? Jesus.
Edited by The Story Exchange