BBuddyBowties: Becoming an Entrepreneur

BBuddyBowties: Becoming an Entrepreneur
You shouldn’t focus on why you cant do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.
— Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL

- Its easy to think of an idea, the problem comes with implementing the idea. Becoming an entrepreneur is a daunting task within itself. If you are not blessed to receive a million dollar "loan" at the age of 18, starting out you could possibly struggle. You have to invest in your own materials, do research within your niche, partner with other people and companies etc.

- This entrepreneur Benjamin Hopper, Founder of BBuddyBowties (Instagram Handle @bbuddybowties), has took it upon his self try and implement change within the menswear fashion world as we know it.

What made you want to launch your entrepreneurial journey? "I didn't want to adopt the stereotypical frat style, so I diverted to making my own unique outfit accents. Therefore I started making bow ties in Burlap, Leather, Velvet, Denim and Suede."

Who are you? Benjamin Michael Hopper, I'm a 20 year old Georgia native, currently living in North Atlanta. I'm a college student there, where I'm getting ready to start my Junior year studying BioPsychology (to be a doctor) at Oglethorpe University. I am the son of a Christian Pastor/Radio Anchor and a Special Education School teacher as well as a brother to an actor who is studying at New York University. Those 3 people guided me to who I am today. I'd like to think there's a good bit of God, Education, and Style in everything that I do.


Where did the name BBuddyBowties originate? I assume people might ask about the name... I have to give credit to my brilliant girlfriend of 4 1/2 years. Her nick name for me is B-Buddy... so there ya have it! She also is the person who inspired me to open my bowtie shop because last summer she opened her own Etsy store that makes Disney mouse ears and recently another store for Sorority shirts, earrings, packages.

Any Last Comments? I just want people to see that you don't have to rely on conventional fabrics, styles, or trends.


 Entrepreneurship is a hard venture to pursue it can have his pros and cons. I will say that I support this young man. He looks to reinvent the look of menswear fashion. I will be doing business with him and hopefully you all will do the same.

PS: His next test run is a menswear accessory made entirely out of cork.....yes personally I want to see that.


If yall would like to get in contact with him or follow his entrepreneurial journey, Follow him on Instagram.

Personal:  b3njamin_

Company IG: bbuddybowties


Until Next Time,

The Dapper King

Razhede Highsmith