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Moms Who Made It - Jennifer McAllister-Nevins & Karla the Losen
Moms Who Made It - Jennifer McAllister-Nevins & Karla the Losen

Moms Who Made It - Jennifer McAllister-Nevins & Karla the Losen

Here at Belly Bandit HQ, a women-owned and operated company, we believe in celebrating the success of all women in business! Our “Moms Who Made It” series is our way of honoring Mompreneurs who inspire us every day. 

This week we're thrilled to be featuring Jennifer and Karla the amazing women behind Savor.  Savor is a company dedicated to "reinventing" keepsake storage. That means that all of their keepsake boxes are designed to preserve and share memories in an easy and elegant way. Now that's what we call 'savoring every moment!'

Describe your business philosophy:

 Don’t be afraid to ask.

What inspired you to go into business?

When we discovered the organizational problem we were having was something all moms felt. Our family memories should be a source of joy, not a source of guilt.

When did you know you, “made it?”

I don’t think I’d say we made it yet. But I do remember our live launch on The Grommet. It was like having a party and worrying if anyone would come. Very quickly, there was a flurry of questions and comments from customers. By noon, The Grommet had already put in a reorder!

Who is your mentor?

I don’t know that I have a single mentor. But I’m amazed that the busiest people I know always make time to answer my questions or take a meeting, from my friend Rinat Aruh who runs Aruliden to our friends Lisa and Eric Greenwald who run Chewbeads. Starting a business is so hard and these folks all did it with young families.

What’s your #1 tip for moms interested in starting their own business?

Make sure if you have a partner, he or she is very supportive. My husband has been an enormous support, creatively, strategically, ,and especially emotionally.

What does “me” time mean to you?

Coffee or wine with my best friends after a long day.

 What‘s on your bedside table?

I read the Times, the New Yorker, and New York Magzine. But my main go-to is fiction. I recently finished The Weight of Ink, which I loved. My son and I read Counting by 7s, which is young adult lit, but made me cry out loud. I’m about to start My Brilliant Friend, the first of the Ferrante triology.

Words to live by - Share your favorite quote!

The world isn’t good enough as it is. We must work to make it better. Alice Walker.

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