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Niveen Heaton (Adicora Swimwear), Morgan Carson (fashion designer behind Renee Ropas) and Juliet Sander (Sander Brand Culture) will be speaking at Monday’s CRAVE Chat, a fabulous series devoted to helping female entrepreneurs rock all aspects of their business. Monday’s topic will be about how mentorship can help you achieve your career and business goals, by learning from the successes and failures of others. Whether you’re in the fashion business or not, this hot talk will only inspire you. For more info and to register, please go to the CRAVE website. Hope you can make it!


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I found this great article on Allison Lewis, founder of the emerging label “Lewis”, where she is interviewed by Smart Money Small Business, and speaks on the business side of fashion and running her growing business in a down-economy. She also discusses getting in front of influential fashion editors, which helped her visibility tremendously.

Read the interview here:
InFocus: A Designing Woman


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Over and over again, I hear about entrepreneurs in fashion and footwear who leap ahead by solving a problem in the marketplace, by filling a market niche that nobody else has served. Cause Han, founder of See Kai Run footwear for children, did this and is now a smashing success. How can you apply this to your business?

Read about her story here on Ladies Who Launch: http://www.ladieswholaunch.com/magazine/cause-haun-see-kai-run/4763

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I love, love, love this piece on Johnny Cupcakes, and how Johnny Earle, a 27 year old from Hull, MA started his T-shirt biz selling fun designs out of his trunk, and built it into a million-plus dollar biz. Quick summary: people want what no one else has. Keep it fun, creative, and fresh. Be smart about money, but take necessary steps to protect your brand and intellectual property. After that, the world is yours.

Enjoy the article from Inc here.

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Here’s a great article on some young, up-and-coming fashion designers, and how they’re pulling off success in these tough times. They’re not only creative, but smart business people as well. Check it out and get inspired:

The New Guard

By Bridget Foley for W Magazine

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On July 19, I will be conducting a Coffee Chat through CRAVEbusiness along with fellow superstar consultant Juliet Sander. It will be an informative, informal, and entertaining session where we discuss the ins and outs of launching a successful biz in the retail, fashion, and beauty industries, and what to expect in your business, over coffee. Here’s the official event description and a link to sign up. Hope to see you on July 19 in Seattle!


This Coffee Chat is for fashion, beauty, lifestyle and retail business owners (or those who want to be) and will give you a snapshot of what to expect for your first 0-10 years in business, how to get off the ground, and how to use branding, marketing, and social media to your advantage. We’ll also focus on your own individual business challenges and will brainstorm helpful ideas to keep your business growing.

Speakers: Giannina Granata Silverman and Juliet Sander
Topic: Make it happen – Strategies for Launching and Growing a Fabulous Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle or Retail Business
When: Sunday, July 19th, 2pm-4pm
Where: Pilates on 10th, 2351 10th Ave E Seattle, WA 98102
Price: $25 per person

Click here to sign up.

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