E99: How I Built 5 Multi-Million Dollar Companies: Marcia Kilgore
The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett
Marcia Kilgore is responsible for revolutionising the beauty industry through the multiple multi-million dollar businesses she’s founded and built. She’s the woman behind Beauty Pie, Fit Flops, Bliss spas, Soap and Glory and Soaper Duper. Marcia moved to New York with just $300, which she spent on a gym membership, became a personal trainer and started a one room studio where she provided facials and spa treatments. Within a few years she’d built a spa empire and sold it to LVMH for millions and millions of dollars. What’s incredible about Marcia is she never stops moving and innovating, and she hasn’t just got lucky once with one successful business, but has managed to do it again and again. Now, Marcia runs a beauty empire. Today she tells us what it took to get to that point, what she’s learnt along the way, and what she had to give up. Topics: Your early years The gym & moving to New York The start of Bliss Attention to detail and maintaining a high standard What is it about you that made you successful Can you teach people to have good ideas Selling Bliss Starting Soap and Glory Coming up with new ideas Why was Soap and Glory so successful and selling it Having an entrepreneurial partner The death bed test Choosing yourself rather than others choosing you What are you playing for now Failures Advice for people of where to start Marcia: https://www.instagram.com/marcia.kilgore/?hl=en https://twitter.com/marciakilgore The Diary Of a CEO live - Sign up here - https://g2ul0.app.link/diaryofaceolive Sponsors: https://uk.huel.com/https://www.fiverr.com/ceo
Nicki chats to seriel entrepreneur Marcia Kilgore. They discuss how she got started with Bliss, what it's like to be a women in the board room, how FitFlop came to be and her latest project Beauty Pie.
162 - Marcia Kilgore - Founder of Beauty Pie, FitFlop, Bliss Spa, and Soap & Glory
The Kara Goldin Show
"Your unique experiences and how you pull them together are actually your unique opportunities." There’s so much learning and inspiration on this episode of #TheKaraGoldinShow with Marcia Kilgore! Marcia is the amazing founder behind the well-known brands Bliss Spa, FitFlop, Soap & Glory, and most recently, Beauty Pie. In this episode, she shares her awe-inspiring story of how she accidentally discovered what she was good at and went on to build the iconic Bliss Spa in New York City. Then, Soap & Glory and FitFlop. This serial entrepreneur has so many valuable things to say that we can all learn from. And how today she is disrupting the beauty industry with her latest company, Beauty Pie (so good!). Kickback, listen, learn and order some Beauty Pie too! Show notes at https://karagoldin.com/podcasts/162 Enjoying this episode of #TheKaraGoldinShow? Let Kara know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout-out on social! Follow Kara on IG: https://www.instagram.com/karagoldin/ Follow Kara on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karagoldin Follow Kara on Twitter: https://twitter.com/karagoldin Follow Kara on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KaraGoldin/ Mentioned in the Episode: Beauty Pie: https://www.beautypie.com/ Use code KARAGOLDINSHOW at checkout for one month free. Marcia Kilgore’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marcia.kilgore Marcia Kilgore’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcia-kilgore
“The opposite of a good idea is often a great idea” — Marcia Kilgore, founder of Beauty Pie
The Gentleman's Journal Podcast
Most of us would be content to have one big hit in our lifetimes, and to milk it for all its worth. But Marcia Kilgore has had four resounding successes with four separate businesses — Bliss, a range of New York beauty spas, of which she sold a majority stake to LVMH for a reported $30million in 2004; Soap & Glory, a toiletries brand thar Boots bought acquired in 2014 and has hundreds of millions in annual revenues; FitFlop, the ingenious ergonomic footwear brand; and now Beauty Pie, a subscription cosmetics service which may well turn the beauty industry on its head. In a fascinating and highly enjoyable episode, we discussed the unique atmosphere of New York in the late 1980s; why bullshit is the enemy of success; and how the opposite of a good idea is almost always a great idea.
How Communities Shape Brands: Marcia Kilgore, serial entrepreneur - founder of Bliss, Beauty Pie, Soap & Glory, Fitflop and Soaper Duper
Now, Then, Ten
To mark International Women's Day this week, Nicola speaks to a female entrepreneur who Oprah has called one of the most inspiring people she’s met. In an episode jam-packed with business advice, Marcia Kilgore tells Nicola Mendelsohn about launching her first company in her studio apartment, its multi-million-dollar acquisition five years later, and disrupting the beauty industry yet again with her most recent start-up, Beauty Pie. She also explains why community has been instrumental to every brand she’s built, reveals her most important business relationship – and shares some of the mistakes she’s made during her career.Sign up to Facebook Curated, the monthly leadership newsletter for stories on the people, brands and ideas shaping business and culture: https://bit.ly/37tFNMtNow, Then, Ten is brought to you in collaboration with Facebook & Founders Forum. Want to hear more from our hosts? Find Nicola & Brent on LinkedIn & follow @FoundersForum for more on podcast content.
This week Ryan speaks with Canadian-born serial entrepreneur Marcia Kilgore, whose latest brainchild is Beauty Pie, a disruptive, direct-to-consumer luxury beauty brand. In 1996, Kilgore launched Bliss Spa in New York City, which quickly became a success with a celebrity clientele. She went on to start four more thriving companies including FitFlop, the hugely popular ergonomic footwear line.Ryan’s Rants & Raves is a podcast series on fashion, design and all things Québec produced by the Québec Government Office in New York and hosted by Fashion Attaché Ryan McInturf.
A Beauty Industry Giant Wants You To Stop Paying $50 For A $5 Lipstick w Marcia Kilgore
SheSez with Linda Grasso
After 30 years in the beauty industry, during which she founded 5 successful brands, Marcia Kilgore is now running what she believes will be her most successful venture yet. Beauty Pie is a beauty club in which members have access to the highest end cosmetics and skincare products in the world at bargain prices. Members get backdoor access to some of the world’s best fragrance, skin care and cosmetics factories, many of which supply big-name luxury brands that go on to charge sky-high prices once stamped with their logo. By cutting out things like fancy packaging, celebrity endorsements and expensive ad campaigns, Beauty Pie is able to side step the huge mark up. In this episode, Marcia shares some behind-the-scenes observations of the industry, how she came up with the innovative concept, how she sources the products all over the world and her 5 absolute favorite "desert island" skincare and anti-aging products. Plus why at 52, after having sold one of her companies (Bliss Spa) to LVMH for millions, the mom of two continues to push herself into the entrepreneurial arena. If you want to give Beauty Pie a whirl, Marcia has offered a free one month membership to SheSez listeners. Just go to Beauty Pie, sign up for a membership and then use the code SHESEZ at the end (it will bring your membership fee to zero and then you can shop on the site).
This week our guest is the extraordinary entrepreneur Marcia Kilgore, founder of beauty brand after beauty brand. Her most recent incarnation is Beauty Pie, the disruptive buyer’s club that changed the way we think about beauty shopping. We talk self-doubt, skin and why this might actually be the best time to unleash your creativity…P.S. Beauty Pie is offering you lovely lot your first month's membership free. Your code is MIDULTSENTME**T&Cs apply Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices