Susan Petersen (Freshly Picked)

May 9, 2014, 12:00 – 3:00 AM

Adobe, Adobe Way, Lehi, 84043

Susan Petersen started making baby moccasins in 2009 after becoming frustrated by the lack of well-designed baby shoes. Today she has grown her business, even being featured on Shark Tank where she cut a deal with celebrity entrepreneur Daymond John.

In-person event

About this event

Susan Petersen started making baby moccasins in 2009 after becoming frustrated by the lack of well-designed baby shoes. Working at her kitchen table, on a shoestring budget, Susan persisted through some disastrous attempts until she had created a pair of moccasins that not only looked adorable on chubby little feet, but stayed on little feet as well. Since then the moccasins have gone through about six design changes. Each change has perfected the look and the fit of the soft-soled shoe. The moccasins you purchase today are durable, well designed, and most importantly: stay on your child’s foot. Money was tight at the time Susan started and in order to earn money to start her business she got resourceful. Her brother owns a window installation business and in the summer of 2009 she convinced him to let her keep the old windows that he was removing from the houses. She spent a whole summer banging the glass out of the windows because they were encased in aluminum frames. At the end of the summer she took the aluminum window frames to the scrap yard and recycled them to get money. She made $200 dollars and with that literal sweat equity, she started her business.

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Speaker

  • Susan Petersen

    Freshly Picked

When

When

Friday, May 9, 2014
12:00 AM – 3:00 AM UTC

Agenda

12:00 AMNetworking and Food
1:00 AMFireside Chat
2:00 AMNetworking

Organizer

  • Taylor Johnson

    Chapter Director

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