This article is a part of our encyclopedia, and is editable by you. Edit ➜
No early career info added yet...
The Heart Bandits
Michele started The Heart Bandits in 2010. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on The Heart Bandits?
I have been an entrepreneur my whole life. Every day I would think of a new business idea and with every situation I experienced in life, I would ask myself, “Could I make this into a business?”
In 2010, my boyfriend Marvin (now husband) proposed to me. My proposal was ok, but it wasn’t what I expected. I asked him why he proposed to me that way and he said that there weren’t really any resources out there to help him come up with a good idea.
A lightbulb went off and I just knew, THIS was the idea I had been waiting for.
I had already planned corporate events for a few years so I felt like I could easily transfer those skills to planning smaller events for 2 people. And I had the hustle. We wrote a business plan and went live with the website about a month later.