AN INTERNSHIP IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY

photo credit: flaunter When people hear the words fashion internship they immediately picture scenes from the Devil Wears Prada and imagine an intern strutting around New York City in fancy clothes. But for people who have interned in fashion, they know that the industry is not as glamorous as it seems. People have this perception…

FASHIONISTA LIVING IN A TECH WORLD

photo credit: rawpixel In an age driven by technology, every industry must stay up to date on the latest algorithms and technological advancements in hopes of staying relevant in the fast-paced, modern world we live in. Even entrepreneurs who possess no background in Computer Science, have utilized technology to develop their corporations. For example, Brian…

How to Build Your Dream Team When Starting a New Business

photo  credit: @rawpixel Who to Recruit for Your Dream Team As an entrepreneur, launching a new business is an extremely exciting and thrilling experience. But as you are starting a new venture, you need a team who will support you and help you throughout your company’s growth. The key to any successful business is having…

How To Network and Build New Work Connections

When entering a new industry, it can be a bit intimidating trying to meet new people. Through my experiences, I have found a few tips that helped me establish new work connections: 1. Find the Best Outlet for You: There are so many great ways to build new connections in your industry. For example, conferences…

The Art of Becoming a Good Leader

Often successful people begin to feel stagnant in career, or perhaps challenged at work. When this happens, they start to question themselves where they went wrong. Leaders will often to rise to their positions relying on a particular set of ethics and characteristics. But in time, every executive reaches a point when his or her…

The Key Ingredient to Achieving Success

“Without commitment, you’ll never start, but more importantly without consistency, you’ll never finish.” Strong words by the great Denzel Washington. Have you ever wondered how some people could achieve massive amounts of success in their field of endeavor, while others work just as hard but achieve very little? It could be said that those who achieve…

Embarking on the Journey of Starting Your First Business

Today I wanted to talk about the realistic goals of what it’s like embarking on the journey of starting your first business. According to the 2011 census, about 600,000 businesses start up each year. By the end of year one, 550,000 of those businesses fail. That is less than 10% survival rate. We’re all used…

What to do with Great Ideas

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Simply having a goal or idea in mind does not achieve success. A goal without a plan is just a wish…and daydreams alone rarely produce results. To move beyond wishful thinking and create tangible results requires specific goals and a well-crafted marketing action plan. An idea…

NRF Radical Startup – National Retail Federation Conference

Radical Retail at NRF There are a lot of impressive innovations in the works for the world of Retail entrepreneurship. Disruptive technologies are changing the game of the retail industry. This past January, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak amongst a panel of retail’s disruptive thinkers. It just so happens that the panel was a…