Are you building something?
If you’re here reading this blog, I can only assume that you’re building something and there's a high probability that it might just be a fashion or lifestyle brand.
So like me, you might also be interested in hearing stories from the founders and frontiers of some of the world’s biggest brands on how they built these big businesses.
I know I've mentioned it before here on the blog, but I'm really enjoying the How I Built This podcast hosted by Guy Raz on the American NPR network. Guy interviews said entrepreneurs, taking us the eager listener on a journey through their triumphs, failures, serendipitous moments and insights gained along the road to success.
And success, of course, is measured differently for each and every one of us. For example, the episode I listened to just last Friday with the co-founder of Aden + Anais, Raegan Moya-Jones mentioned that her true measure of success would be the moment the business hit 1 million dollars in revenue, quite an exact and results based measure you might think. But it just so happens that It all came about after Raegan had read one too many entrepreneurial articles about the fact that only 2% of all women owned businesses ever break the 1 million in revenue. The Aden + Anais baby blanket business now makes over $100 million in annual revenue.
Raegan’s path to success is an interesting one and this episode is a must listen. I would also highly recommend you take in the episode Jenn Hyman of Rent The Runway, another clever woman taking on the fashion tech space, with what appears to be a pretty simple business model.
Hope you enjoy this little dose of business inspiration to start the week, happy building!