Fashion designer Tracy Reese took her dreams of owning her own company and made them a reality. After initial bumps along the road to entrepreneurship, Reese came back stronger and more profitable after a company relaunch in 1996. Now her brands include her Tracy Reese and Plenty fashion lines, and she has expanded into footwear, home collections and nail polish.
Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles has always had a passion for entrepreneurship and opened her own hair salon, Headliners, in Houston before her daughter rose to fame. Today, she has channeled her love of fashion design into two successful lines, House of Dereon and Miss Tina, which is sold exclusively with the Home Shopping Network and Wal-Mart.