So Money - Episode 308

Lauren Maillian

Entrepreneur, Author & TV Personality

My guest today is a former model turned serial entrepreneur, TV personality, and author. Lauren Maillian, at just 19 years old founded a boutique winery, making her the youngest self-made winery owner in the country.

Since then, she has served as the founder and CEO of LMB Group, which is a strategic marketing company and is a founding partner at Gen Y Capital Partners, an early stage venture firm focused in investments in mobile and consumer facing technology enabled companies. Lauren’s passion in business is to marry marketing, branding strategy, and technology.

She’s going to co-star in a new TV show in Oxygen this January called Create Your Day Job. She’s also the author of the best-selling business memoir, The Path Redefined.

In our conversation, we learned how her father’s upbringing influenced her dedication and drive to becoming financial independent at a really young age. We talk about what does it take for a 19 year old to want to launch her own business? Keep in mind, she was doing this while in school and expecting a child. And her So Money moment when she sold her winery and why, she says, “You know what? I was really scared in that moment.”

One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “The independence that comes w/ entrepreneurship & finding a sense of identity has always been my motivation.” – Click to Tweet

If you’d like to learn more about Lauren Maillian check out her website or follow her on Twitter & Instagram @LaurenMaillian.


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