Job Spotlight on Misty Reed, Maker Of Bath And Body Products And Owner Of Rebel Belle

By Tony Adams
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga.

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) It’s been about three years since Misty Reed launched Rebel Belle a company that makes and sells bath and body products.  Her journey to female business ownership started out in her home, creating remedies for family members’ skin problems. Eventually she made the leap into a retail setting inside a small shopping center and since then, things have taken off!

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga.

Misty Reed readily admits that she marches somewhat to a different drum. After all, the name she chose for her shop that makes and sells men’s and women’s bath and body products is Rebel Belle.

“If there’s a difficult way, I’ll usually find it and take that route,” she says with a big laugh.

And don’t get her started by referring to the products she makes by hand at her 7801 Fortson Road store, in north Columbus, as “crafting.”

“I hate that word. It diminishes it; it does,” says the Columbus native, 41, preferring to call her talent artistic and creative.

It’s been about three years that Reed launched Rebel Belle out of her home because of family members’ skin problems. She eventually made the leap into a retail setting inside a small shopping center near the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Double Churches Road, and things have taken off.

The Ledger-Enquirer visited with Reed recently at Rebel Belle — with a little Waylon Jennings outlaw country playing in the background — to talk about her job, what it takes to make a good bath bomb, and to get her thoughts on small businesses in Columbus. This interview is edited a bit for length and clarity.

Q: How long have you been at this location?

A: I signed my lease in January, going into my third year. I did it for a year at home, by total accident. I never set out in a million years to do this. They say you won’t find your calling, it will find you. That’s 100 percent accurate.

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