Dec 3, 2018
Meggan Wood, @lilyjadeco creator of Lily Jade, was on a
mission to not only create a great diaper bag, but to be a blessing
for women. Even though she had no design experience, she built her
diaper bags based on the real needs of moms everywhere and gives
back to them whenever she can. With the support of her husband
Landon, she started the design process and together they built Lily
Jade one bag at a time!
Episode 23 of the Time To Be You Podcast proves you don't need
to have everything figured out in order to start building something
great! Meggan personifies that life truly is a marathon and not a
sprint - with twists and turns you have to figure out along the
way. So get your running gear ready and head off to find your next
adventure...who knows, you may even become an
Questions asked on this episode:
1. Can you give us a brief background of you and how you
started Lily Jade?
2. What's been on of the hardest things you have come across
building a business from scratch?
3. How did you grow? Was it through Instagram or other online
4. If you had one piece of advice to give another women
entrepreneur out there that is just starting out in creating their
own business what would it be?
5. How did you manage to start your business financially and
did you decide to take on any outside investors? How were you able
to grow if not?
6. Where do you see Lily Jade 5 years from now?
7. How has it been working with your husband and what is the
best way to grow a team?
Meggan Wood is the co-founder, designer, and branding maestro
behind the leather diaper bag and handbag brand, Lily Jade. It all
started when she was a new mom and diaper bag options weren’t
available for the woman who valued quality AND organization. As a
solution, Meggan carried her leather tote filled with a ziploc bag
“organizational” system. Her friends thought it was hilarious but
her husband, Landon, knew she was on to something. Encouraging her
vision, Landon asked her to design the diaper bag of her dreams,
and friends, that’s how she went from happy homeschool mom to
successful business owner in one year! After launching Lily Jade
from their home in San Antonio, Texas in 2013, Meggan said “As much
as I love a good diaper bag, this has to be about more than just
bags. I want Lily Jade to be a blessing to women.” With that aim in
mind, LIly Jade values hosting giveaways, championing adoptive
families, inviting women into friendship through Nourishment &
Encouragement Groups and helping out mommas with unexpected
pregnancies by partnering with Embrace Grace. All you really need
to know about Meggan though is that she loves people, sunshine,
Jesus and a great bra!