How did joining Factory45 help you?
I wouldn’t be going after my dream if I hadn’t joined Factory45. Thinking about starting a business is overwhelming, especially if you don’t have any experience. Not only did I learn the tools necessary, but I also gained the support I needed from the Factory45 community that understood the consistent fears of being an entrepreneur.
Every day comes with new doubts and insecurities and you need people who understand what you are doing to help you navigate those daily fears. I’ve reached out to the community several times to compare prices for factories or to ask about my blog's layout because I was unsure of what to do.
I’ve grown so much as a person and entrepreneur since joining the program. I’m no longer scared to cold call or email production partners, I feel competent in what I’m doing (most of the time), and I know the exact steps to take to launch my first collection.
Since completing Factory45 last year, I’ve been able to solidify my business idea and branding, collaborate with publications such as Mind Body Green and Ethica and finalize samples for my upcoming Kickstarter launch.