In this episode we go to the heart of the fashion industry and behind the scenes of Nicole Miller, a fashion house on Seventh Avenue to meet the founders, Nicole Miller and Bud Konheim. In an industry where even top designers have taken production overseas, Nicole Miller pieces all proudly wear the label, "Made in New York." Go to the homepage. Go to all the key ideas and video.
Hattie says that Jim Morris is the perfect example of a business owner who marches to the beat of his own drummer.
The founder warns that you must love your company and what it does for its customers.
Using re-cycled materials raises the cost of goods needed to make the popular fleece products.
The founder's sister reads and writes Mandarin as a result of trekking for years in Asia. This experience makes doing business in China much easier for Jagged Edge.
The founder of Jagged Edge Mountain Gear suffered for not doing due diligence before she settled on a name for the company.
Bankers like Tricia Maxon can make loans when they see things in black and white.
Paula and Margaret Quenemoen sell their gear to people who want to enjoy the process of mountain climbing while their competitors stress getting to the top.
Grow your business by hiring the people who love and buy your products.