INSPIRING—Nine-year old CEO of GaBBY Bows Gabrielle Goodwin is inspiring confidence and youthful creativity, one barrette at a time.

INSPIRING—Nine-year-old CEO of GaBBY Bows Gabrielle Goodwin is inspiring confidence and youthful creativity, one barrette at a time.

Columbia, S.C. (BlackNews.com)—Elementary entrepreneur Gabrielle Good­win recently raised $28,000 on Kickstarter with the help of her mom Rozalynn. She will use the capital to manufacture new designs and colors for her hair accessory solution GaBBY Bows. The mother-daughter duo solved the age-old problem of disappearing girls’ hair barrettes by inventing The Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette by GaBBY.

The fourth grader received an outpour of support from more than 300 backers and businesses. Jan-Pro of Columbia and Once Upon a Child stores in Charlotte and Matthews, N.C. owned by Reginald Barner and Charles Johnson of the Carolina Panthers, Koils by Nature, and Capital City Takeout of Columbia invested generously to make Gabrielle’s Kickstarter goal a reality.

Gabrielle was just five years old when she started daily insisting she and her Mom create a barrette that would stay in her hair. They started the company when Gabrielle was seven years old. In just two years of operations, GaBBY Bows have saved families time, money and frustration in 48 states and eight countries through online sales at http://www.gabbybows.com. The hair accessory is also sold at select retail stores in the Southeast.

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