Noa Mintz, the 15-year-old founder of Nannies by Noa, is a real boss. Literally, her mega-successful company, which matches families with nannies and babysitters, is like The Babysitter’s Club‘s on steroids.
Noa has been running her business for three years — and yes, that means she was only in sixth grade when she started out. That was the year she interned with a non-profit agency, sparking her interest is business management. Along with a little help from her dad (minors can’t file the paperwork to become a business), she took her idea and ran with it. She won’t officially confirm it, but Noa’s company is pulling in an estimated $375,000 a year in revenue. Wow! We wonder if running your own business makes the “I’m too busy to do my homework” excuse actually work.
So what inspired this big, super-profitable idea? Noa says it came from having four younger siblings an a lot of experience with babysitters — the good, the bad, and the ugly. At first, she found nannies by networking and recruiting at SoulCycle and on college websites. Some people might call that guerrilla marketing; we call it genius.
Recently, Nannies by Noa has grown so much that Noa was forced to hire a CEO to take on the day-to-day management of the company (which includes fielding the hundreds of daily emails from clients).
We love that Noa took a small idea and built it into a huge company. She’s got creative skills, business sense and the ability to delegate responsibility like a champ. We are officially in awe of this girl.