Driven Single Mom Turns $10K Into Booming Business
Sophia Strother, a 43-year-old single mother and survivor from Austin, Texas, transformed a small $10,000 investment into a thriving delivery empire grossing over $3 million annually in under 3 years.
After reading that Amazon sought partners to handle local shipments, she took a chance to apply without transportation experience.
Now her company L2E Industries coordinates a fleet of 38 Prime-branded sprinter vans staffed by nearly 80 employees fulfilling routes across Central Texas. Since 2020, the team has transported over 4 million packages.
Conquering Roadblocks Along the Way
Strother’s journey involved persevering through difficult personal circumstances earlier in life, including teen pregnancy and sex trafficking trauma. But she remained dedicated to her education and bettering her future.
While launching L2E Industries with Amazon quickly showed promise, a 2021 Texas winter storm delivered a major setback Strother had to rally back from using her own retirement savings to keep the business afloat. Her resilience and support from an Amazon-provided coach helped stabilize operations.
Paying Her Good Fortune Forward
Having cleared $3 million revenue despite only starting recently, Strother feels passionate about uplifting her team with a supportive work culture.
She leads by example when facing challenges, emphasizing compassion and understanding for people navigating setbacks.
By mirroring the type of positive environment she always wished for in past jobs, Strother enables her associates to provide quality service and develop strong bonds with the Austin community they serve each day. Her persevering spirit now steers a new generation towards success.