It isn’t easy to take an idea and turn it into a tangible business, but that’s what Jean Newell did. And on the road to turning her dream into a reality, she turned herself into an entrepreneur.
Her product the PUP: Personal Utility Pouch has gotten her on QVC and countless network TV shows. Now, the self-made businesswoman is using her road to success as inspiration for a new book, “The Barefooted CEO,” to inspire others.
Her invention, triggered by necessity, is a high-tech tool belt that solves a personal need. And her product proved to be needed — the first time she was featured on QVC, she sold 4,000 PUPs in seven minutes!
She talks with Growing Bolder about her spin-off product, the GiZmo bag and what mistakes she made on the road to becoming successful.