I wear that "Start Up" Badge proudly!
by, Mar 5th, 2012 at 09:26 PM (555 Views)
I was just on my twitter account, where I do a lot of networking and a bit of marketing and I look at my followers. I have a very low amount of followers. Most people look at that and feel ashamed or embarrassed. I don't. F$#k I have to be embarrassed about? I act as if I have a 1,000.
For those on here that know me, know that I am in the clothing biz. It's a tough ass business, if you let it. It's actually kind of easy once you have a method and a vision and stay consistent. I obviously didn't stay consistent, but I managed to boost up my designer's portfolio though.
Anyway, whenever I'm marketing my company or whenever I'm networking, or even when I meet someone new, and they ask me what I do, I flat out tell them that I own a Clothing Company Start-up. I am not ashamed of that. I see people who own other clothing company start-ups and they treat it like a redheaded stepchild (no offense to redheads and stepchildren). It amazes me that they're so ashamed of that. I mean EVERY company started out the same way. They were all once start-ups. I think if done right, and you're doing your homework, you can make a start-up look sexy. As long as everything is professional on all fronts.
I'm re-launching my brand, whole new image, whole new designs, and quality and price increase. I'm back to calling it an "Up and Up" and even just "Start Up". Who cares? I'm doing the legwork, I'm traveling, I'm making phone calls and emails, well just emails right now, so I know for a fact it won't be start up for long. But until then I wear that badge proudly and damn it if I'm going to be ashamed of it!