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Is it possible to start a fashion business on your own?

  • January 28, 2014 4:31 PM EST

    So I started my own little online boutique around a year and a half ago (mikaylaboutique.com). I started very small just selling handmade tutus and handmade dresses which didn't show much profit at all. I recently switched techniques to selling already made clothing from sites like Alibaba.com and I am starting to see a profit in my business, but the only problem with selling pre-made items is that I notice ALOT of other shops end up selling the EXACT same items as me. My initial idea for my boutique was to have unique children's items that stand out from other shops.

    I am now looking to follow my dreams and design my own line of items through manufactures and sell them on my website. I don't just want to make a profit, I want to be successful. My concern is, I don't have anyone helping me, its just me on my own doing EVERYTHING and doing the research. From what I've seen the majority of successful start-ups had a business partner with them, is it realistic for one person to do it on their own?? How would you even go about looking for business partners? I do have supports like friends and family, but they just don't have the same interest as me. For example my husband is my biggest supporter and believes that my business can grow into something big but he has zero interest in fashion so its hard for him to actually help me.

    • 19 posts
    February 5, 2014 1:39 PM EST

    Hi Michelle,

     

    I believe any business is possible, the only thing you have to do is believe in yourself and your vision. I started my own business almost a decade ago, with a family to support. I was well educated but couldn't find employment, I was almost forced to start my own business. There were challenges along the way, but I was able to build a successful business all by myself! So it is possible. In fact, I became inspired to teach other women that they can become successful entrepreneurs and created a FREE 6DAY workshop to help others. You can access my workshop for FREE by going to my website and Signing up. www.themomentrepreneurs.com

    I believe we owe to ourselves to live the lives of our dreams. You can do it, build your successful fashion business, and I hope my workshop helps you out.

    Peace, Love and Success is just a sign up away. 

    Cheers :)

    • 148 posts
    March 21, 2014 10:36 AM EDT

    Hey guys,

     

    we are Fabian and Ivan from Hamburg, Germany and try to realize our lifetime dream through Kickstarter (Crowd funding).

    In fact we dislike self-promotion in terms of spam but in our current position there is no other possibility and otherwise we can bury our lifetime dream.

    Our plan is to found a new fashion brand. Fashion means to us shoes, fragrances for him and her and headphones. Our marketing-concept is based on promotion through celebrities. In the past it was possible to us to get a good connection to popular people. There onto we want to open a store in Los Angeles, Hollywood to emphasize the elegance and exclusivity.

    For our big plan we need 3.5Mio € to be competitive on the international market. In this cause we published our intentions on Kickstarter to get our project financed through crowd funding.

    It would be awesome if you support us. Every euro brings us further and of course we have little considerations for you helping us.

    We got after 12 hours almost 12.000€.

    We thank you with all our heart and you can have a look at the following link:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1487919235/los-angeles-wings-shoes-fragrances-headphones

     

    Best regards,

    Fabian and Ivan