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You know the expression, “The customer is always right.”
Well, I’ve worked in two industries where I don’t believe that phrase applies.
The first one is bartending.
(Spend 15 minutes pouring drinks at 1 am and you'll know what I mean…)
The second one is clothing manufacturing.
Because when it comes to new designers, factory managers tell me how exhausting and slow it is.
“We have to do so much educating,” they say. “It really slows down the process when a startup comes in and they haven’t done their research.”
A lot of times, it’s not even worth it to the manufacturer. And that’s why so often you don’t hear back or can’t get in touch with them.
The harsh reality is: new designers get a bad reputation.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
And in this week’s Live Show, I’m going to tell you exactly what you need to know to make every clothing manufacturer want to work with you.
Because ultimately, the goal for you is to be an ideal client.
These are some of the same tips that I teach my entrepreneurs in the Factory45 program, one of them who posted this in our private Facebook group last week:
“During a call with a design house yesterday they thanked me for being so prepared. They said most entrepreneurs don't understand the process, how things work, timing, etc. I explained that I was in the Factory45 program and that I owe it to the program and my mentors…”
As always, there are two ways to tune in on Thursday at noon ET / 9am PT:
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When I was starting my fashion brand do you know one of the first rookie mistakes I made?
I know, it’s hard to narrow it down to one ; )
Having no prior experience in entrepreneurship and being very new to the fashion industry, the first mistake I made was writing a 40-page business plan.
Yes, 40 pages!
My then co-founder and I spent months going back and forth writing and rewriting this giant Word document and do you know what happened to it?
Do you know where it ended up?
That’s what I’m sharing during tomorrow’s Live Show…
I’m going to tell you the reasons you don’t need a mega-long business plan to start a fashion brand in 2021 and then, even better:
I’m going to help you write a business plan you’ll actually use.
My goal — by the end of Factory45 Live tomorrow — is for you to have a business plan for your fashion brand that you can use as a jumping off point.
And we’re going to do this with my one-page business plan template that is already created for you and I’m giving away for free.
Here’s what you need to do before the Live Show starts on Thursday — text me at (760) 274-8577 and I’ll send over a link to your template.
You can save it and browse through the prompts before we go through everything together on Thursday.
Even if you know you’ll have to wait to watch the replay, go ahead and text me now so you have the template ready when you are.
Can’t wait to see you tomorrow!
P.S. If this is your first time joining my Live Show, you can tune in on Thursday at noon ET via our private Facebook group here or on YouTube here (make sure you’re subscribed so you know when I go live). You can also catch up on last week’s episode below!
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