Every wonder what it takes to open up an online or brick & mortar clothing retail shop? Continue reading our interview with Danielle Beck, Owner of ivy & pine, located in Costa Mesa, California, USA.
What's your business and who are your customers?
Tell us about yourself
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
What are some tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Educate yourself. Once you have decided what you want to do, educate yourself on that topic/field/product. Find like minded business owners and ask if they do consulting, attend seminars, take classes in your chosen field.
- Look into funding. This is sort of hand in hand with education yourself, but before you go max out all of those personal credit cards, look into small business lines of credit or crowd funding or kickstarter. There is no shame in getting help from an outside source whether it be a bank, friends or family - if you can get help, take it!
- Start before you are “ready”. This might seem to contradict tip number one, but it’s more a reminder that nothing is perfect. Don’t worry if someone else is doing something similar, don’t worry if your website isn’t 100% perfect, just start. You can always make changes along the way!
Where can people find you and your business?
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