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Small business insights for entrepreneurs who want to be creative and make money at the same time.

Jane Hamill | Podcast Jane Hamill

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 106 Ratings

Small business insights for entrepreneurs who want to be creative and make money at the same time.

    Tips for Attending Your First Wholesale Fabric Show

    Tips for Attending Your First Wholesale Fabric Show

    Attending your first fabric show doesn't need to be overwhelming. This episode gives you some industry insider secrets to getting the most out of a wholesale fabric show. You'll learn what to do before, duuring, and after the show to get the most out of it.

    As a startup clothing designer, I had so many questions:
    How will I find fabrics in small quantities that I can actually afford?  How can I get the most of my visit to my first fabric trade show?  Which fabric trade show should I attend when there are so many different options?  I’m going to help you take the mystery out of this process with some solid fashion industry insider tips to maximize your visit to a fabric show.

    Grab our FREE Guide to Sourcing Wholesale Fabrics in Small Quantities: 

    https://fashionbrainacademy.com/fabric-sourcing
    Show Notes and Links:
    https://fashionbrainacademy.com/tips-for-attending-your-first-fabric-trade-show

    • 20 min
    Avoid fabric hoarding so you’re only buying fabric that you actually use

    Avoid fabric hoarding so you’re only buying fabric that you actually use

    You know who you are. If you create and sell products, you probably buy too much fabric, leather, feathers, pop-poms, suede trim, gemstones, buttons, crystals, and vintage buttons you found at that amazing flea market that you couldn’t pass up and you just KNOW you’ll use “someday”. 
    In this episode, I give you 3 things you can do about this nasty - and expensive – habit.
    More show notes available here: https://fashionbrainacademy.com/fabrichoarding/
    Follow Jane on Instagram: @janehamillchi
    Follow Jane on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janehamillbusiness
    Download my free fabric guide to find wholesale fabrics in small quantities: https://fashionbrainacademy.com/fabric-sourcing/

    • 13 min
    How Many Styles Should I Have On My Clothing Line?

    How Many Styles Should I Have On My Clothing Line?

    How Many Styles Should I Have On My Clothing Line? I get this question a lot. While there’s no perfect answer, this episode will give you a few guidelines.

    First...There’s a difference between the number of styles and the number of pieces you have to show a customer (or a retail store buyer). You can have 5 styles, each in 3 colors, which will give you 15 pieces for a buyer to choose from. That’s a nice selection...
    More show notes available here:
    https://fashionbrainacademy.com/how-many-styles-should-be-on-your-clothing-line
    Follow Jane on Instagram: @janehamillchi
    Follow Jane on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janehamillbusiness
    Download my free fabric guide to find wholesale fabrics in small quantities: https://fashionbrainacademy.com/fabric-sourcing/
     

    • 11 min
    How They Built Princess Awesome & Boy Wonder (Part 2)

    How They Built Princess Awesome & Boy Wonder (Part 2)

    You can  find part 1 of this kickass interview at https://fashionbrainacademy.com/princess/
    In this episode, Rebecca and Eva discuss:
    the differences between manufacturing in Hong Kong, the U.S., and Pakistan how they kept the business running while managing 7 kids between them -- under the age of 15 how they pared down their marketing to the absolute bare minimum and STILL grew their sales in 2020 Why their email marketing is different from 99% of the other e-commerce brands out there And... "We try to see our customers as real people with a real struggle. And the struggle is the same one we had. Where's the dress with the dinosaurs? Why didn't that exist?" Show Notes, links and a juicy discount code are all back on the blog: 

    https://fashionbrainacademy.com/princess2/

    • 34 min
    (Part 1) How they Built Princess Awesome from the Ground Up

    (Part 1) How they Built Princess Awesome from the Ground Up

    For this week's episode, I have two BADASS entrepreneurs on the show. Rebecca Melsky and Eva St. Clair are the co-founders of Princess Awesome and Boy Wonder, an online clothing store. They carry high-quality clothing that smashes gender stereotypes.
    Rebecca and Eva are designing their line and they're managing their production. They also have 7 kids between them that have not been in school in a year and they're still handling everything.
    I'm so impressed, especially when it comes to how they got started. What is their story and what are they doing now that really brings in sales? Check it out.
    Show Notes & Links:
    https://fashionbrainacademy.com/princess/

    • 34 min
    The Best Way to Finance a Clothing or Accessories Line

    The Best Way to Finance a Clothing or Accessories Line

    Let's talk money! Today I'll cover the 8 ways I see my students and clients funding their product-based businesses.

    Next, I tell you how I found the money to start my clothing line and boutique, and finally what I consider the BEST way fund your business in 2021.

    I explain in detail exactly what I would do what I would to NOW if I were you, starting over again from scratch. 





     

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

DJK51414 ,

Love this Podcast!

I've been a fan of Jane's for years and love her no-nonsense approach to business. I look forward to her episodes every week and frequently go back and re-listen to old ones because they're packed with value. Highly recommend!

pétalosbyada ,

Who cares if it’s sustainable

Thank you for this aha! It has been in the back of my mind, but I haven’t been paying attention.

charlenewrites ,

She wants to help

I get the feeling Jane truly wants to help entrepreneurs and is not just in this for herself. She knows her stuff and I’ve been binge listening like crazy!Can’t wait for the next episode.

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