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Archive for August, 2008

Sourcing Details

Sourcing is a major component of a fashion designer’s business.  A company that consistently works to improve their sourcing tactics will inevitably be more successful than one satisfied with its’ sourcing policies and procedures.  For those just learning about the business, sourcing is locating and working with manufacturers of finished garments, textiles, and trims such as [...]

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What is YOUR money mentality?

The number one reason for business, and personal, failure is the “lack of knowledge” about MONEY! As a successful business owner, running a multi-million dollar retail product placement company, I know first hand how being bad with money can be, and how being cash starved is always fatal. I hate to admit that I did have [...]

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Sales grew 186% over last year

I had the opportunity to talk via phone recently with Ashley Seeman. She started a graphic design business, but was only “bumping along”. That’s when one of your fellow StartupNation community members, Erin, swooped in with a recommendation: “Maybe you should check out StartupNation for some help.” Read what Ashley sent over to me about [...]

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Focus on the System, Not the Product

It seems logical the manager’s total efforts should be focused on the product or service itself; that all energy be directed to the work that must be done, the customers who must be found, and the money that must be made. And this is the problem! Focus entirely on these tasks without an overall strategy [...]

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Lessons Learned from the First Day of Kindergarten

Yesterday was a tough day for many Moms- myself included.  The baby boy that inspired the birth of my company, Glamajama, isn’t such a baby anymore.  He started Kindergarten at a new school with no friends at his side, a teacher he’s never met, and all kinds of new rules and procedures he’d have to [...]

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Receiving Compatible Email Messages via Mobile Devices

Publicizing discounts and expiration dates are great ways to attract new businesses from casual readers. With this, it creates a sense of urgency for each sale. However, when using those techniques, it is important to remember that you may not be reaching your full audience without including a text version with every HTML email newsletter [...]

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