The Personal Price an Entrepreneur Pays
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Meet Laurel Thompson

Laurel Thompson is a recovering fast-fashion designer. After spending her career in the world of NYC fashion, she landed back in her hometown of Atlanta, GA where she now lives with her husband and daughter, Beya—the inspiration behind her children’s clothing line, Beya Made.

If you’re saying to yourself, “Great, more outfits my toddler will outgrow in months,” think again. Laurel’s sustainably sourced, ethically produced designs grow with your kid, allowing them to fit at least three times longer than other childrenswear.

On this episode of Making it Happen

While Beya Made is shaking up the children’s clothing space, starting her own business meant Laurel had to make certain sacrifices. 

While becoming an entrepreneur gave Laurel a certain amount of flexibility that most climbing the corporate ladder never gain, she quickly realized that carving your own path can also come at a personal cost.

On this episode, Laurel talks with Katie and Jenny about:

  • Adjusting to founder life when you have a family
  • How to know when you need to take a step back from your work
  • The legacy she wants to leave with Beya Made
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