At the Toronto Waterfront Festival I had the absolute pleasure of meeting of young 10 year old female entrepreneur who was working in her booth at the Festival selling her “Love Sandals”. As we walked up to her booth we were greeted by a huge smile and a warm welcome. “Hi I’m Abi – have you seen my sandals”. Wow – a brilliant, adorable entrepreneur all wrap up in a little package less than five feet tall.
I asked Abi how she came up with the idea and she explained that her mom always complained about tan lines from her sandals so she thought it would be cool to have a heart shaped tan line so she came up with a design and is now marketing her product. Abi has two designs Hippy Chick and Beach Bum leaves pretty Heart shaped tan lines on the top of your foot.
Abi Smithson is creator and CEO of ABI Inc. and has learned every aspect of building a successful retail business. She is an inspiration to all of us. I invite you to check out her online store Love Sandal and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I know I will be following Abi because she is definitely going places. Well done Abi and congrats to your parents for their support and guidance.