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by Aglaé Dancette
January 23, 2019

Do you have what it takes to create your own fashion business ?

What is specific to entrepreneurs is that they have the chance to see what others do not see. Also they’re very creative and often able to find a variety of solutions to solve certain problems. If you want to succeed in the fashion industry, you have to gather certain skills like dealing with happy or unhappy customers, anticipating what’s going to sell or not, always checking the costs and the prices, and all the details of your products or your service.

Basically, you need a special flair for things that will look appealing to your customers today, and of course tomorrow.

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to create your own fashion business ? Let’s see !

Are you passionate ?♥️

In business, the most important feature that the entrepreneurs must have is passion. It’s good to be passionate enough to want to share it with others as well : employees, partners, customers. As long as you’ll be doing what you love, tasks won’t seem this tiring and difficult and you’ll be able to push through ups and downs more easily. You have to make sure that you’re driven by what you do and enthousiastic about all the aspects of it, depsite the number of hours and the various challenges you’ll have to face on your business path. Passion will get you out of bed in the morning, and will make the difference in what you sell.

 

Are you ready to persevere ?

If you feel the want to become a fashion entrepreneur, you must be determined. The best winning attitude is to not give up easily, even in the toughest times. It’s necessary to be ready to persevere. The path will be long before succeeding and you’ll have to figure out the best ways to get rid of the obstacles to reach your goals. Getting your business started will be time-consuming, no surprise about that. That’s why you have to prioritize your tasks and manage your time so you don’t waist your energy in every directions, till you have the funds to create a team and delagate some things to your employees. They say, it takes easily four to five years before you can touch on a sustainable business and see your work time decrease to a more decent level…Still ready for it ?

 

“Passion will help you to wake up every morning and keep your head full of dreams.”

 

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Are you a decision maker ?

 As you feel like being independant and being your own boss setting up your business, you must be willing to take your responsibility for your acts, your decisions, your teams and employees. Owning a business can make you very free on different levels, but it also forces you to be responsible for being the main decision maker, whatever the outcomes and consequences can be. Also, at the very start of your business venture, you may be alone representing the company before being able to hire some more people. It’s important to understand that you’ll have to rely on yourself, being the strategic planner as well as the bookeeper and all sort of different roles. An entrepreneur has to be at ease with unfamiliar tasks or decisions. In simple words, be ready to do what it takes to get the job done in every circumstances !

 

Are you a problem solver ?

Do you naturally solve problems and feel more innovative than most ? It’s a good point to become a successful entrepreneur ! Indeed, you want to think differently to overcome the difficulties that you will face and process to find the best solution. That’s why fashion entrepreneurs combine ingenuity and imagination to create a product, a need or a want that will solve a specific problem. Beyond their ideas, they have the ability to transform them into something that they can sell to a target. You absolutely need to have a sense of the marketplace you want to fit in, and see further than what most would to differentiate yourself. Being flexible is also very useful for an entrepreneur because you want to be able to understand the changing demands and to adapt to your customers very quickly.

Can’t wait to know what you’re working on… Please let us know 🙂