Published on November 16, 2022 by Morgan Black
Samford junior Maggie Corbitt is an affiliate in the Samford Startup small business incubator. Corbitt uses her experience in the program to aid her in running her business, Corbitt & Co. Lakeside Apparel and Gear LLC. Corbitt & Co. Lakeside Apparel and Gear LLC is a brick and mortar plus online lifestyle and outdoor store. Ranging from hunting apparel to high end boutique clothing.
A journalism and mass communication major, Corbitt said, "The store brings my two favorite things in one place: high end fashion and the outdoors."
How has Brock School of Business and the Samford Startup program helped you launch your business?
Brock School of Business and Samford Startup have helped me grow my business through giving me a platform on campus for my company. Along with that, I have gained connections through professors and fellow students that have helped me grow and expand my business. Plus, the startup program has connected me to other students who own/or want to start a business.
Looking to the future, what do you envision for your business?
In the future, my goal is to have more stores and expand to other areas of the country that are lake and beach towns. Along with that my goal is to capture to each individual location, therefor making each store unique and not all alike.
How can the Samford and Birmingham communities learn more about your business?
To learn more about Corbitt & Co. Lakeside Apparel and Gear LLC, go to corbittapparel.com.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.