top tips for entrepreneurs to get past the 3 or 5 year hump.

top tips for entrepreneurs to get past the 3 or 5 year hump.

For young designers just starting out these are the skills and methodologies to keep you in the game for the long-haul


  1. Do as much as you can to get your business off the ground before leaving your day job.

  2. Think about what you really want to do with your business and your creativity and about what you can do to set yourself apart.

  3. Don’t expect to be rich or even turn a profit for the first few years. However much money as you think you need, double or triple it. It takes a while to get momentum going, today the sustainable marketplace is so crowded and noisy. Anyone can put up a website and be a “eco-friendly fashion designer”.

  4. Last, build a community of  people you respect. The ability to bounce ideas off of someone and get encouragement is priceless. Since I’ve joined the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator community, I've been more prolific than I have in my entire career by having so much positive energy to work around.

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