A loan of $5,000 helped place my first order of inventory.

Lacey's story

I was raised in Richmond Virginia, but for three years, I lived in Hollywood, California pursuing a career in the entertainment field. I wanted to work in reality television. What brought me out to Hollywood was graduate school where I completed my Masters Degree in Producing Film and Television. Once my studies were complete I began interning at multiple production companies. By the third year I completed my fifth internship and I was at a career crossroads. Do I continue interning and working for free for or do I come home to Richmond and find a full time job that pays well but not in my field?

I had a lot of sleepless nights until one night; I dreamt I had a successful business selling unique leather sandals. I was inspired to follow the dream and see if I could turn it into reality. I drove all over Hollywood collecting inexpensive materials. Once I arrived at home I began the creative process. Thinking this idea could have potential, I began my research online. Coming up short, I couldn't find any products similar to what I had just created.

On March 23, 2012, the ball started rolling on the overall concept, design and management for Soles Citizen, LLC and in May I moved back home to Richmond to live with my parents and focus my time and energy on my new business. I am very grateful for the dream, which lead me to start my own business.

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About Soles Citizen Functional Footwear

Industry: Clothing
Years in operation: New Business
Website: SolesCitizen.com


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