If you saw Kate Maloney you’d never expect that she’s the CEO of a company who will do $7M in revenues this year…or that she made the INC 500 list. Why? Because she’s only 26! She’s simply amazing! So is her company–they increased 700% in revenues between 2003 ($654,064) and 2006 ($5.2M)! Kate’s team and co-founders are her mom, Kathleen, and brother Matthew. They have 95 employees right now because Costume Craze is CRAZY this time of year! On their busiest day they ship 6,000 packages! Click here to listen her interview with INC 500. Kate says one of their most popular items is the Ghostbuster costume. I need to check and see if they have any Fairy Godmother costumes, I know they have hundreds of costumes for Princesses, my daughter was browsing the site the other day dreaming of which one she wants next!
We’re delighted that Kate is one of our speakers for The Startup Princess Make a Wish, Make it Happen conference on October 12th at Utah Valley State University. She will be speaking about “Funding Your Business Idea.” She knows the full spectrum of options well–they used credit cards, loans, investors, and even her parents’ mortgage to fund inventory! She’ll offer excellent perspective on the good, bad, and ugly of what your options are and what it takes–a bit of faith and a ton of guts!