Successful Wholesale (and More) in a Small Town [Video]

This. Just this. This video packs a powerful punch in a small package: succinct wholesale tips, a teenpreneur daughter, family business inspiration, customer support in a small town (Rocky Mount, North Carolina), and more. Kimberly Thigpen is a wife and mother of six, and not only that, she's a stellar example of successful entrepreneurship in the Maker Movement. Check out this video to see what I mean. It is everything.

Don't miss where Kimberly shares the basic, no nonsense, non-fancy way she landed her first wholesale account, at 4:20, paraphrased:

I walked into a store, gave them a sales sheet, and asked if I could follow up. And I just continued to do that until I found that one buyer who was interested in helping me push through the process.

How about that? Passion, packaging and persistence. Don't forget that.

Kimberly is the owner of The Bath Place, and has been a member of the Indie Business Network since 2010. You can visit The Bath Place retail store and buy your own goodies at 205 N Main Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27801.

Question: What do you think of Kimberly's story? I love how she articulates so many elements of success in a short period of time. She is definitely a focused entrepreneur. I'd love to hear your success stories too! Feel free to share in the comments below, or share on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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About Donna Maria Coles Johnson

Donna Maria is an author, podcaster, attorney, and the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network, providing affordable product liability insurance and mentoring. Donna Maria teaches Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs how to use technology and community to build a profitable, sustainable business.