036: Launching a Bag Strap Brand and Landing British Vogue with Leisha Ryan of Elevar
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Leisha Ryan worked 4 jobs up to 70 hours per week to finance a gap year after university—then COVID hit. She was forced to cancel her travel and career plans but found the time to research starting a business. After 6 months of preparation, Leisha launched her brand Elevar, which sells 100% premium cruelty-free handbags and straps.   In this interview, Mollie chats with Leisha about:  Generating $3K within 3 weeks of launch How Elevar has grown 600% growth since its launch How minimal design inspired her branding and product colors How Start and Scale helped her find the right manufacturing partners  How Elevar got featured in the October issue of British Vogue How she researches influencers before partnering with them   Listen to Leisha's journey from canceling her plans to building her dream. Who do you want to see next on the podcast? Comment and let us know! And don't forget to leave us a 5-star review if you loved this episode.   Wait, there's more… If you enjoy the Zero to Foundr podcast, check out our free trainings. Get exclusive, actionable advice from some of the world's best entrepreneurs.    For more Foundr content, follow us on your favorite platform:  Foundr.com Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Magazine
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