How Nailah Ellis leveraged her business with help from Kevin Hart and Beyoncé

How Nailah Ellis leveraged her business with help from Kevin Hart and Beyoncé
Nailah Ellis (Photo credit: Jacob Lewkow for Ellis Isle Inc.)

What is it about your business that appeals to business savvy celebs like Beyoncé and Kevin Hart? 

When I started this company 13 years ago, I thought I would put this tea together in a week or so and get it out for the people to buy. Well, I quickly learned that it wasn’t that simple. I was selling teas out of the back of my trunk until I just couldn’t keep up with the demand. As we grew, it took even more time to find the right vendors and bottlers. I put together a small, but solid, team to help out. Fast forward to eventually opening my own manufacturing plant and really seeing the fruits of the labor. When the opportunities to expand and partner came along, we were ready. We had put in the work for over a decade and were relieved to know that more people would be able to experience Ellis Isle Teas.


I am so very grateful for investors [and] partners like Kevin Hart, who strongly stand behind the Ellis Isle brand. Our teas are now available in all Target stores and on Amazon.com.  

 

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