23: How a Mompreneur Built a Luxury Diaper Bag Brand from Scratch with Meggan Wood

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Meggan Wood, @lilyjadeco creator of Lily Jade, was on a mission to not only create a great diaper bag, but to be a blessing for women. Even though she had no design experience, she built her diaper bags based on the real needs of moms everywhere and gives back to them whenever she can. With the support of her husband Landon, she started the design process and together they built Lily Jade one bag at a time! Episode 23 of the Time To Be You Podcast proves you don't need to have everything figured out in order to start building something great! Meggan personifies that life truly is a marathon and not a sprint - with twists and turns you have to figure out along the way. So get your running gear ready and head off to find your next adventure...who knows, you may even become an entrepreneur! -- Questions asked on this episode: 1. Can you give us a brief background of you and how you started Lily Jade? 2. What's been on of the hardest things you have come across building a business from scratch? 3. How did you grow? Was it through Instagram or other online presence? 4. If you had one piece of advice to give another women entrepreneur out there that is just starting out in creating their own business what would it be? 5. How did you manage to start your business financially and did you decide to take on any outside investors? How were you able to grow if not? 6. Where do you see Lily Jade 5 years from now? 7. How has it been working with your husband and what is the best way to grow a team? -- Bio: Meggan Wood is the co-founder, designer, and branding maestro behind the leather diaper bag and handbag brand, Lily Jade. It all started when she was a new mom and diaper bag options weren’t available for the woman who valued quality AND organization. As a solution, Meggan carried her leather tote filled with a ziploc bag “organizational” system. Her friends thought it was hilarious but her husband, Landon, knew she was on to something. Encouraging her vision, Landon asked her to design the diaper bag of her dreams, and friends, that’s how she went from happy homeschool mom to successful business owner in one year! After launching Lily Jade from their home in San Antonio, Texas in 2013, Meggan said “As much as I love a good diaper bag, this has to be about more than just bags. I want Lily Jade to be a blessing to women.” With that aim in mind, LIly Jade values hosting giveaways, championing adoptive families, inviting women into friendship through Nourishment & Encouragement Groups and helping out mommas with unexpected pregnancies by partnering with Embrace Grace. All you really need to know about Meggan though is that she loves people, sunshine, Jesus and a great bra! -- Resources: www.Lily-Jade.com https://www.instagram.com/lilyjadeco/ https://www.instagram.com/megganewood/ -- Follow Laura on IG! https://www.instagram.com/laura_loveandfit/ Book a free Discovery call with Laura! https://itslaurab.com/1-1/

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