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[9 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]
How Failure Leads to Success

When I say I've failed… I mean I’ve failed. A lot.

And as Daymond John, one of the Sharks from the TV show “Shark Tank” said

“Life is a cruel teacher. She loves to give you the test first and the lesson later.”

The lesson here is to fail forward. And believe me, I’ve learned plenty of lessons. I want to share some of those lessons with you right now, because I think they’re super valuable… and my hope is that you can learn from my mistakes and get where you want to …

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[16 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Bigger Isn’t Always Better

 I know a lot of people's dream is to see their products in big box stores like Bed Bath and Beyond, Costco, Target, Walmart and QVC……but the truth is, while you might enjoy gigantic orders from these behemoths, they can turn on a dime, throw you out with the trash, and cripple a company overnight if they are your biggest customer.  I have seen it happen to friends of mine…. and it's not pretty.  It's a lot of tears, and often bankruptcy.

Yes, I sold my products to big stores like …

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[2 Feb 2015 | Comments Off | ]
The 5 Biggest Mistakes in Business

Running a product line is like conducting a symphony. You have to be able to coordinate a lot of different pieces and make them all fit together smoothly.

When you get it right, your business sounds like sweet music. But get it wrong and the results are a noisy mess…

In that spirit, I want to share with you the 5 biggest mistakes I made when starting my first handbag company… along with some simple ways to avoid them.


My Start

When I first started out with my handbag company I was in the …

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[8 Jan 2015 | 8 Comments | ]
The Simple Formula That Will Get You More Sales

It’s been said that in life, timing is everything.

And nowhere is this truer than in the product business.

And when it comes to this business, here’s another truth: you may have the greatest product in the world, but if you try to sell it at the wrong time, you’ll struggle to make money.

Fortunately, there’s a very easy way find out when you should be selling… and when you shouldn’t.

Follow the seasonal trade shows.

Throughout the year, hungry buyers flock to these trade shows, looking for the next best thing to add to …

Buyers, Manufacturing, Marketing, Sales, Sales Reps, Tradeshows, Trends, Websites, Wholesale »

[2 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
July Checklist

I know it can be hard to keep up. Believe me, I know. But I can tell you from experience, that being organized and having a checklist is one way to start tackling the hard stuff.

What I like about a list, is that when I get a brain freeze and don't know what I should do that day, I can get some ideas from my task list and see what I can wrap my thoughts around and actually get something done, rather than sit there wondering……. yes sometimes sitting there …

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