Many of my subscribers have fashion businesses. However there are a few that just have a dream.
They always wanted to be in the industry but for some reason or another they never pulled the trigger. There are many reasons why they didn’t pursue it. They got married and had children right away. They didn’t have the confidence to go for it. Or maybe they were talked out of it by well meaning parents.
Whatever the reason I’m here to tell you it’s not to late no matter what stage you are in your life. I have people approach me that want to start a fashion business who are all different ages and some are in their late 60’s. When other people are ready to retire they are ready for the next step in their life. These people have a burning desire, a dream they never attained but feel if they don’t try their lives will never feel fulfilled. I am talking about the fashion business, but this is true of any dreams you have. Dare you go for it?
When someone is ready to make the leap into the fashion business many times that’s when they contact me. They want to save time by learning from someone who has already done it. Just because you don’t know the business it doesn’t mean you can’t learn. The market is full of stories of people who took the chance. A friend of mine started his accessory business by selling belts from his trunk. Another one started in a flea market and went on to open 20 stores. My favorite story is about Sara Blakely of Spanx who built a billion dollar business with an idea and $5,000.
Are you ready to take the plunge? If so, go for it. Make it happen. Believe in yourself.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
Maria Pesin knows fashion, especially the business side of the fashion industry. Do you know how Manolo Blahnik got his start in the industry? How he leveraged a paltry 3 grand into one of the world’s most famous luxury brands? While she doesn’t take credit for Manolo’s success, Maria has walked a similar path on numerous occasions. The world of fashion is not silicon valley, and it has nothing to do with Madison Avenue marketing. In this industry there is ALWAYS room for something new and exciting, but you have to have your ducks in a row. If that’s what you need, believe me, Maria is the General Patton of fashion ducks!
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