Angelyn Myers’s daughter insisted on using three towels after every bath, and still complained she was cold. Bathrobes didn’t help either – they left her legs exposed, and didn’t do the work of drying her off. Myers, a mother of six, was tired of washing dozens of towels. One day, when her daughter once again asked for three towels, Myers had a lightbulb moment: “This child of mine needs a full body towel she can get right into immediately after a bath!” When an internet search showed that the product she was looking for didn’t exist, Myers decided to invent it herself.
Myers created the My Buddy Towel – a towel that’s also a hooded onesie. Parents can zip children up right after a bath, and kids get to hop around in a fun outfit shaped like a frog, a shark, or a dinosaur. No more towel-hoarding, and no more wet, dripping children running through the house without drying off.
After designing the My Buddy Towel, Myers found a manufacturer and had a set of prototypes made. She used them to create a promotional YouTube video with her kids, and soon after ordered her first batch.
Myers worked with SCORE mentor Ron Glass, who helped her with her business plan. He also prepped her for her appearance on Elevator Pitch.
Myers advises others thinking about starting a small business: “Lots of people have ideas. Most stay there as an idea. If you have a drive to bring your idea to life and are passionate during the process you will succeed!”