Many ladies who wish to put on a bikini on their vacation holidays run-up in opposition to a standard frustration: Their swimsuits are too flimsy for them to do something apart from sitting in a lounge chair. They’ve to decide on between carrying fashionable kinds at excessive risk of a wardrobe malfunction and having fun with an enjoyable, energetic getaway in a much less-modern alternative.
Listening to his sister’s complaints with the two-piece bathing fits she’d tried, John Moran, 25, founder of swimsuit maker Vaya Island, noticed the decent alternative to create an enterprise by providing bikinis that have been each sporty and trendy. He began his one-person enterprise from a dorm room whereas he was learning enterprise and advertising and marketing at Merrimack Faculty in 2014, investing $700 he’d saved from working at a golf course. At present, Moran, who relies on Cape Cod, Mass., has constructed it to the purpose he’ll usher in $500,000 this year.
“It wasn’t like I wished to keep away from a nine-to-five job,” says Moran. “I didn’t suppose I used to be going to be doing this full-time in any respect. I went to work and picked it up and swiftly was making sufficient cash to assist myself—all of the whereas having fun with it. If you do one thing you like, you work a lot harder at it. It begins to turn out to be your child, virtually.”