Friday Fashion Business Tip: Seek Out Your Support System

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It’s easy to believe we can do it all ourselves.  This probably because in the beginning, we are! We’re filling all the roles, we’re doing all the tasks, we’re talking to ourselves more than we’re talking to anyone else.

The thing is, this is not a sustainable method for building a business that makes you happy. We all need support. Whether that’s friends and family, a mentor, or a group of fellow designers who get it, finding a support system is one of the most important things you can do for your business.

Look to places like

  • local entrepreneur groups
  • the StartUp FASHION Community
  • activity groups (it doesn’t always need to be people who are also in business, just having someone to blow off steam with can be really great)
  • mentor match making programs

Building a business is really freakin hard. If we don’t take the time to find a support system early on, it becomes very easy to let the practically daily doubt and fear we feel take over.

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Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!

1 Comment
  1. Christine

    Hi Nicole,

    I am very happy to discover this page Start up
    I wish to start my fashion brand.


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