Fairfield soccer players create successful small business
A small business in Fairfield created by three players on the Fairfield University women's soccer team is about to go international.
Founders Carly Beyar, Shannon Far and Alanna Locast say their venture "Soccer Grl Probs" was at first a series of funny YouTube videos and Twitter posts by members of the team, but is now a business that pulls in hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales.
A fan suggested that the girls print one of their tweets on a T-shirt. The girls say that received about 300 orders in more than 20 minutes, and it kept going from there.
The trio has since graduated from Fairfield University since the idea first came to fruition. They currently spend their days at a small business incubator called the Fairfield Accelerator and Mentoring Enterprise, or FAME.
"Soccer Grl Probs" currently has about 190,000 Twitter followers and 53,000 subscribers on YouTube.
Their goal is to leverage their brand into something that encourages and inspires female athletes everywhere.
The business owners say they plan to sell their merchandise at the Women's World Cup in Canada this summer.