My goal is for every entrepreneur to make a living using their creativity while becoming business savvy – even if you hate sales and cringe at the idea of a marketing plan. I’m a former clothing designer and retailer and my work’s been featured on CNN, Fox News, Entrepreneur, WWD, NPR, InStyle, and more. My women’s line was sold to Saks, Bloomingdale’s, Saks Jandel, Macy’s, and hundreds of specialty stores.
I ran a successful boutique and wholesale business for 14 years. I had showroom reps in 5 cities and I know what it’s like to run a business – day in and day out. I made a lot of mistakes along the way. I’d like to save entrepreneurs trouble, time, and money. and be the “road map” for a profitable business – the road map I never had but wished I did.
I was 25 when I designed my first Jane Hamill line and opened my boutique in Chicago. There was a lot I didn’t know about running a business, I mean a lot, like buckets. I learned the hard way – through trial and error, long hours, dedication, and a little luck.
It wasn’t an easy process but it did work. I ran both businesses (wholesaling my women’s line and the retail shop) for many years until I sold them in 2007 – 2 kids and 14 years later! I made a nice living using my creativity and that’s exactly what I want for you.