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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 :)