Episode 54: Helping Creative Entrepreneurs Get Noticed w/Chris McKenzie, Buyer for Nubian Hueman

Nubian Hueman, a DC-based lifestyle brand, is well beyond the definition of the traditional lifestyle brand. This company builds and nurtures relationships with global talent and promotes the artistic wares made by people of color from around the world. Nubian Hueman also supports ethical supply chains and fair trade. In my conversation with Chris McKenzie, … Continue reading Episode 54: Helping Creative Entrepreneurs Get Noticed w/Chris McKenzie, Buyer for Nubian Hueman

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Episode 49: The Blueprint For Building Your Own Influence w/ Elliot Carlyle, Author, The Influence Workbook

I NEED YOU TO SUCCEED. The world needs you to succeed. We need your influence, your gifts, and your talents for the fashion industry to survive and thrive. Today on the Fashion Alumni Podcast, Elliot Carlyle, author of The Influence Workbook uncovers many of the barriers to success. He also shares a blueprint he has … Continue reading Episode 49: The Blueprint For Building Your Own Influence w/ Elliot Carlyle, Author, The Influence Workbook

Episode 45: Strategies For Prioritizing Your Self-Care as An Entrepreneur by Dr. Melissa Manuel

In today's solo-cast, I'll be sharing several strategies for prioritizing your self-care as an entrepreneur. SELF CARE is a divine responsibility. I used to put off resting, eating well, and exercise in the past because I was “too busy”. But, there came a time when my body chose rest for me. And the choice was … Continue reading Episode 45: Strategies For Prioritizing Your Self-Care as An Entrepreneur by Dr. Melissa Manuel

Episode 44: A Strategy For Gaining Confidence(Creative Entrepreneur Series) by Dr. Melissa Manuel

In today's solo-cast, I'll be sharing foundational tips for building confidence as an entrepreneur. Confidence is a key factor for making your business last, especially in the lean times. So, we'll start here. In the upcoming weeks, I will be sharing additional topics that will provide encouragement, support, and insight, for our creative colleagues. You're … Continue reading Episode 44: A Strategy For Gaining Confidence(Creative Entrepreneur Series) by Dr. Melissa Manuel

Episode 42: Anthony Elle Williams, Project Runway All Stars Winner, Shares His Plans For Brand-Building

And the Winner is....Anthony! Those were the words that changed this designer's life forever. Since winning Season 6 of LifeTime TV's Project Runway All Stars, announced April 5th, 2018, Anthony has been making moves to solidify the Anthony Elle Williams Brand. His work with Anne Fulenwider, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire magazine, is already underway and … Continue reading Episode 42: Anthony Elle Williams, Project Runway All Stars Winner, Shares His Plans For Brand-Building

Episode 40: Expert Tips For Choosing Your Entrepreneurial Focus w/Alexis Alexander

So many creative ideas...so little time! Does your creative mind constantly churn out new ideas, ingenious thoughts, and inventive & witty suggestions? Does this make you feel energized, excited, but maybe a little overwhelmed all at the same time? Do you find yourself trying to figure out which idea to tackle first and the steps … Continue reading Episode 40: Expert Tips For Choosing Your Entrepreneurial Focus w/Alexis Alexander

Episode 38: Strategies for Nurturing Client Relationships and Getting Repeat Sales w/ Lutalo Aryee

Over the past decade, Lutalo Aryee, has honed the art of relationship building in business. As an entrepreneur, he trains other businesses to use social media as a tool for building strong relationships with clients. Lu believes that building real relationships is "the only way to truly get to know your customer and for them … Continue reading Episode 38: Strategies for Nurturing Client Relationships and Getting Repeat Sales w/ Lutalo Aryee

Episode 37: Expert Tips For Landing a Corporate Fashion Job with Angelina Calabro, Technical Designer

"Corporate isn't for everyone", says Angelina Calabro, my guest on today's episode of the Fashion Alumni Podcast. Angelina is a hard-working, talented technical designer, now working for the corporate office of Dick's Sporting Goods, a leading omnichannel sporting goods retailer, headquartered in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. In this insightful interview, Angelina shares insider tips on corporate culture, … Continue reading Episode 37: Expert Tips For Landing a Corporate Fashion Job with Angelina Calabro, Technical Designer

Episode 36: Own Your Quiet Voice, Make Organic Connections & Money on Your Own Terms w/Jennifer Gabiola

Have you ever met someone who made you feel like you could be and do anything you wanted + on your own terms? I have. Her name is Jennifer Dawn Gabiola, founder of DawningSoul.com. Jennifer is a beauty brand activator, designer, and poet. And she knows a thing or two about building impactful brands! If … Continue reading Episode 36: Own Your Quiet Voice, Make Organic Connections & Money on Your Own Terms w/Jennifer Gabiola

Episode 35: “Strategies for Building a Successful Online Fashion Boutique” with Jasmene Bowdry

Today I am speaking with Jasmene Bowdry, founder and CEO of BellaRosa Boutique, an online e-commerce shop for stylish go-getters, sophisticated corporate climbers, and trendsetting influencers much like herself. With fashion degree in hand and over 10 years of retail buying and personal fashion styling experience, Jasmene has a wealth of knowledge to share with … Continue reading Episode 35: “Strategies for Building a Successful Online Fashion Boutique” with Jasmene Bowdry