When Tony Xu started DoorDash in 2013, he wanted to help local restaurants stay afloat by introducing them to online delivery. Today, his quest remains the same, now that DoorDash has become an essential business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Marcia Kilgore's footwear brand, FitFlop, is experiencing a downturn in sales as retail stores stay closed. However, Beauty Pie – her direct-to-consumer cosmetics brand – is thriving as the beauty industry goes digital. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series, where Guy talks online with founders and entrepreneurs about how they're navigating these turbulent times.
Our fifth episode from the 2019 How I Built This Summit features serial entrepreneur Marcia Kilgore, founder of Bliss, FitFlop, BeautyPie and more. The animating question behind all of Marcia's business ideas is 'So What?'— if she can't answer it, she doesn't pursue it. We'll be releasing more episodes from the HIBT Summit over the next few weeks, so keep checking your podcast feed!
After high school, Marcia Kilgore moved to New York City with $300 in her pocket and no real plan. One step at a time, she became a successful serial entrepreneur. First, she used her high school bodybuilding experience to find work as a personal trainer. Then she taught herself to give facials, and eventually started her own spa and skincare line, Bliss. The spa became so popular that it was booked months in advance with a list of celebrity clientele. After selling her shares in Bliss, Marcia went on to start four new successful companies: Soap & Glory, FitFlop, Soaper Duper, and Beauty Pie. PLUS in our postscript "How You Built That," we check back with Emma Cohen, who explains how she helped develop and market The Final Straw, a collapsible metal drinking straw.
In this week’s episode of Wellness with Liz Earle, Liz is joined by serial wellbeing and beauty entrepreneur, Marcia Kilgore, a lady who has launched not one, but five brilliant brands (Bliss, FitFlop, Soap and Glory, Soaper Duper and Beauty Pie!) A true business guru and beauty expert, listen in as Marcia shares her incredible career and the secrets to her amazing skin.
You can stream the episode below, or download the recording via iTunes or Stitcher:
Inside the episode:
Marcia shares where her business empire began.
Marcia shares her motto – “why is this happening for me?”
Marcia reveals her unusual teen hobby.
Liz and Marcia discuss how Bliss changed the industry.
Marcia shares the highs and lows of running a business.
Liz and Marcia discuss sustainable beauty and Soaper Duper.
Liz and Marcia discuss why Beauty Pie is a ‘beauty lovers dream.’
Marcia and Liz share their love of retinols.
Marcia shares the new skincare innovations she’s most excited about.
More from Marcia:
Marcia’s Instagram: @marcia.kilgore
Marcia’s Twitter: @marciakilgore
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