Meet Amy, creator of Kuhfs
Posted on March 09 2016
Meet Amy Olson, the owner, and creator of Kuhfs. An innovative accessory company that is revolutionizing the industry.
1. Tell me a bit about yourself.
My name is Amy Olson and I am 44 years old from the Chicagoland area. I am a stay-at-home mom turned accessory designer that launched Kuhfs in 2013. I have always had the entrepreneurial bug and Kuhfs allows my creative side to flourish.
2. Tell me about your business/product. What is it, how did you come up with the idea, what problem does it solve?
Kuhfs is an innovative accessory company that allows women to express their personal style in a distinctive and dynamic way. Our original product launch is called, Kuhfs. A sleek and stylish fabric cuff that is designed to accessorize your boots, jeans, leggings, workout pants and capris. Kuhfs has since expanded its product line to include another innovative accessory called, Scarf Kuhfs. Scarf Kuhfs are a jewelry-like piece designed to accessorize your scarf. I created Kuhfs out of necessity. I was tired of the way my boots looked by the end of the season but was not in a position to buy another pair of expensive boots. I searched for a product to meet this need but when nothing could be found, I created the product myself. I borrowed my mom’s sewing machine and set out to bring my idea to reality. I had zero experience in the fashion industry, but I did not let that deter me. I took it one step at a time and overcame one hurdle after another. I taught myself how to get my product made, market it and run my own business and for that, I am beyond proud.
3. Why do you think female entrepreneurs are more successful than men? What qualities, leadership skills, time management skills etc. do we possess that men do not?
I think female entrepreneurs are more successful than men because our businesses and or products are more often than not problem-solving products or ideas. We do not set our goals solely around monetary gains. We set our business goals around solving a common problem our fellow females encounter on a daily basis. We are more passionate about our products because of this. I also think we possess a unique ability to problem solve and overcome obstacles in a way men do not. Put a roadblock in front of us and we will come up with several ways to overcome it.
4. If you had one piece of advice for a female entrepreneur, what would it be?
Define what success look like for YOUR business, not what others tell you success is. Really sit down and think about it. Your answer to that question will influence and guide all of your decisions and will keep you on track for continued success.
5. What other female entrepreneur do you admire and why?
Cosmetic queen Bobbi Brown. I admire her drive and unstoppable ambition. She has grown her cosmetic company into a nationally recognized brand. She does not let setbacks or failures derail her.
Visit Kuhfs to see our entire collection: http://www.kuhfs.com/