Family Entrepreneurs: The Pint-Size C.E.O.

About the Project

Sept. 19, 2015
The New York Times

View the piece on NYTimes.com in an article by Stacy Cowley: "6 Entrepreneurship Lessons from Family Businesses" 

The journalism unit of Blue Chalk Media produced “Family Entrepreneurs” collaboration with The New York Times video department and business desk. The six-part series celebrates a range of family-owned businesses across the United States—from taquerias to hand-sewn bowties, advanced technological helmets to breweries.

This episode, “The Pint-Size C.E.O.," tells the story of the young Moziah Bridges, better known as Mo, the 13-year-old C.E.O. of Mo’s Bows. Working with his mother Tramica Morris, they’ve grown from a small direct-order business to a budding partnership with Cole Haan and potential distribution in Neiman Marcus.  As the young designer puts it, “I’m Mo, and I’m C.E.O. of Mo’s Bows, but Mom is the C.E.O. of me." But as the "Momager" of the operation, Tramica is frank about the challenges of working with a soon-to-be-teenager.

“Family Entrepreneurs” is the second major initiative to come from the Blue Chalk journalism unit, designed to report and produce visual journalism with news organizations and knowledge brands.

Contributors

  • Greg Moyer, Executive Producer
  • Andrew Strenio, Series Producer
  • Eleonore Hamelin, Producer
  • Luke Versalko, Associate Producer
  • Peter Hutchens, Director of Photography
  • Danny Guy, Editor
  • Elizabeth Lim, Composer

Services Provided

  • Original Cinematography
  • Original Music Composition
  • Post-Production