I’ve spent a lot of money on programs in past businesses but Factory45 10x’d my ROI. It was the most tangible ROI + immediate results I’ve seen in any program I’ve invested in the last decade. (This includes a summer sabbatical from my business to go to design school in Italy the summer before I joined Factory45).
Shannon can take anyone from idea to successful launch with her easy to understand steps + strategy. I was “just” a celebrity stylist + online style educator three years ago when I enrolled and now am able to go by my lifelong career title—designer. It was only within three months of finishing Factory45, that fantasy became my reality.
With over 70% of fashion Kickstarters failing to meet their goals, I was able to get far past the average crowdfunding raise of $7k, raising $32k in 30 days to fund my first round of production + validate my idea for a size inclusive sustainable brand, now called Poppy Row.
Through the skills + strategy I learned in Factory45, I was able to take my previous online style school business and pivot into a successful clothing line launch. The areas where Shannon tells you to focus on, were the best strategies + created our best result during our launch.
Shannon teaches from a place of reality where she doesn’t sell you an unrealistic pipe dream – she’s straightforward, honest + meets you where you are, whether you’re trained as a designer or just a person with a dream of having your own line.
I’m so grateful for her knowledge + support during this entire program.
As much as this is a group program, it felt so completely personalized + some of my cohort members have now become some of my best entrepreneurial supporters. Having colleagues that *get it* + I could grow with, without feeling competitive, was one of the biggest surprises I got out of this program. In a field that can feel alone, Factory45 allowed me to find a community that made me not feel so isolated.