This entrepreneur used to paint flowers on household tools for fun. Now she’s turned her hobby into a $2 million business.
What they do:
Manufactures a unique line of hand painted tools for the home, kitchen, and garden, called CuteTools.
Lisa Knoppe Reed sat at her kitchen table and painted whimsical scenes and colorful flowers on household gadgets and tools. Wanting to make a difference in lives of others, she sold the tools and donated a percentage of all profit to charities. While visiting a school, she saw how excited special needs kids got when helping to create Cute Tools.
About the business:
Manufactures a unique line of hand painted tools. Business helps support charities and special needs schools. In exchange for schools sharing a percentage of her revenue, students work sanding, priming, doing inventory and quality control. Cute Tools are sold in 4,000 stores around the world with sales projections of $2.5 million.