You know when you want to dress down, but not too down? Effortless, but the effortless that is still cute? A top that transitions well from playtime with kids to coffee with a friend? Molly and Meriah know exactly what you’re talking about, and thus, GHC Studio was born.
Let’s start by breaking down the name.
Gratitude Happiness Create...GHC!
Molly and Meriah are two strong willed women who believe that when you give thanks and live happily, you create. At least, that’s what they have done. Molly and Meriah originally met at a university as Admissions Advisors, soon becoming great colleagues and friends. As each of them left the university, they kept in touch, supporting each other through their latest life changes of marriage and kids. Molly, now with two little ones of her own, was bit by the entrepreneur bug early on. While she had spent the majority of her life in corporate America, she always itched for something more, claiming “I always wanted to start a business”. However, it was not until 2016 after having her children that Molly decided to take a chance and try her hand in entrepreneurship.
Molly: “I looked for inspiration on Pinterest”
As she pursued her pinterest feed, she looked for creative pieces that struck her fancy until she stumbled upon photos of clothing. As she thought about what her take would be on the fashion industry she contemplated what she herself would want to purchase. Eventually it came to her, apparel with fabric accents and funky pockets. Simple, stylish, practical. Excited about her newfound idea, she reached out to Meriah, pitched the business and brought her on board. “Meriah is really good at the technical stuff”. Molly remarked, noting that she and Meriah balance each other out well. While Molly searches for the fabrics and nails down the perfect cut, Meriah handles more of the marketing and website management.
Sounds pretty simple, right? Scroll pinterest until you’re inspired, find a good partnership, nail down and awesome product, build a website and voila!
Both Molly and Meriah have worked incredibly hard balancing their lives. They have managed to build a business through Meriah being a newlywed, Molly being a new mother, both ladies working full time jobs, and handling all that life have thrown their way. While the journey has been rewarding, they have also endured the learning curve of self-promotion through online marketing and social media. They have learned the importance of working on one, no more than two things at a time and giving their sincerest attention to every detail. They had to learn where their time was best spent, which meant outsourcing some of the work to a local seamstress; making time to meet with her to build trust and ensure a flawless product. They are learning how to market to males, purchase wholesale and how to spend company bills wisely. Thankfully, these boss babes are not completely alone in their endeavors. Through the love and support of both their spouses and families, these ladies have been able to work hard, knowing their families have their backs
When asked what makes them happiest about being business owners they each had this to say…
Molly: We’ve done it ourselves. I’ve never liked working for other people and now we get to call the shots. I love being able to express my creativity!
Meriah: When I get compliments on the products it feels so good. I get to tell people that this is my company! We are good friends who get to do this fun thing together and it has only brought us closer together. I got married and bought a house and Molly has kids now!
Molly: It's such a cool relationship. [Together] we can have a beer and have a business, it creates balance.
When asked what their advice was for other budding entrepreneurs the ladies left me with this:
Don’t give up too quickly, nothing is going to magically happen. You have to ask for help, take notes and see what others do. Collaborate with others. Ultimately, find something that you love that gives you something to look forward to - work on that. Do it because you love it and enjoy what you’re doing!
GHC Studio hopes to expand their brand throughout the Denver market and beyond. Not only for themselves and their families, but for the shelters that they donate funds to as well. GHC studio currently works closely with Max Fund, supporting the shelter’s endeavor to give warm homes to all of their beautiful pets. For more information on GHC Studio and to shop the brand click on the following link: ghcstudio.com
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