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This is your time! Registration to B-School is OPEN Now :)

 

bschool-marieHappy Wednesday!

Today is the day to start investing in your business!

I hope you have taken the opportunity to listen and learn from marketing expert Marie Forleo’s free training series. Not only has she helped me grow my very own business, she has transformed the lives of thousands of people and do what they love. Today, registration for B School, an 8–week online video-based training program that shows you how to build a unique and profitable brand, is officially OPEN! Now’s your time to learn how to become a savvy marketer AND create a sustainable business you love.

Please know that when I make recommendations it is only for things that I truly believe in. So, take advantage of this special opportunity with one of the best marketing experts in the business. It’s only available ONCE a year.

To recap, here is a breakdown of the 8-week training program.

The training is released in weekly modules and includes two full weeks of implementation and live group coaching. Each week’s module is filled with step-by-step training videos, done-for-you templates, resource lists, and worksheets. Members have 24/7 access to our private B-School member site to view the training videos and materials. Marie will host live group coaching calls where she walk members through the program, answer questions, and offer strategic advice.

Weekly Modules Include the Six Pillars of Building Your Online Business:

  1. Profit Plan: Set a Solid Foundation For Your Long-Term Success
  2. Website: How to Create Websites That Sell and Don’t Suck
  3. Communication: Design A Strategic Plan To Consistently Connect With Your Market
  4. List Building: How To Strategically And Intelligently Grow Your Audience
  5. Offerings: Create Outstanding Products & Services That Practically Sell Themselves
  6. Marketing: Leverage Timeless, Proven Principles To Skyrocket Your Sales

If you are a product-based entrepreneur and sign up for B-School via my link, you will receive extra bonuses from me:

  1. An invitation to join our intimate, VIP community group for accountability & support.
  2. A one hour private strategy call with me to bounce your ideas and get my insights to grow your business. My clients have paid thousands of dollars to get one-on-one coaching with me, and you’ll get it for free.
  3. Access to my Retail Recipes E-Workbook and the DIY Kit.

This year, my private coaching program will only be available to those who participate in B-School, so make sure to take advantage of this special offer.

To claim your bonuses, please enroll in B-school by clicking on this link and forward a copy of your receipt to hello@pinkoliveschool.com.

Here’s to creating a business and life you love!
#letsdothis
xoxo,

grace
Grace Kang
Founder, Pink Olive School

 

Disclaimer: I am partnering with Marie to spread the word about B-School and am offering this exclusive experience for you. As someone who has experienced much success with this program, I earn a referral fee if you sign-up from my recommendation.

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Do you know what’s holding you back + Check out my interview with Marie Forleo

interviewHappy Thursday!

Today, I am so excited to share with you the last installment in the B-School training video series. B-School is the only program I support every year because I truly believe that it can make a difference in growing your product-based business. I hope through the last two videos, you have begun to see why. If you missed them check them out here and here.

In this week’s video, Marie tackles 7 common excuses that hold many entrepreneurs back from starting or growing a business. Additionally, you will hear from real entrepreneurs who created powerful results for themselves and their businesses.

Recently, Marie interviewed me about my own experience as a B-Schooler and my success in the entrepreneurial world. I was honored to share my “success story” with one of my most respected mentors. I hope some of these stories will inspire you to invest in yourself by joining B-School, you deserve it! Registration opens February 17th.

Stay tuned for B-School registration news and some special BONUSES from me.

xoxo,

grace
Grace Kang
Founder, Pink Olive School

 

Disclaimer: I am partnering with Marie to spread the word about B-School and am offering this exclusive experience for you. As someone who has experienced much success with this program, I earn a referral fee if you sign-up from my recommendation. 

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Do you want to learn the #1 skill to make a positive impact and be profitable?

Happy Monday!

Last week I introduced you to B-School, Marie Forleo’s 8-week online marketing program that has helped thousands of entrepreneurs create profitable businesses they love, including myself.

As I previously shared, this is the ONLY program I support because it made a difference in my business. There is a lot of confusing information out there about how to build a successful business, and B-School does an excellent job breaking this process down into simple, actionable steps!

In last week’s free video, Marie shared the Six Pillars to building a highly profitable business online, insight into the major changes in marketing coming in the next 5-10 years and tips concerning what you must know and understand in order to take full advantage of B-School. If you missed it, make sure to check it out here.

This week, Marie is sharing her own “dirty little secret” to making millions and her 13 Keys to Killin’ it online. This video is especially valuable because it is designed to help you take Marie’s insights and put them into action right away!

When I started Pink Olive School, it’s been my mission to help product-based entrepreneurs develop sustainable businesses. Year after year, I stress to my clients that the key to any successful business is not only a great product, but also great marketing. B-School is the perfect resource for you to begin to understand how to become a savvy marketer.

Here’s to getting out of overwhelm and getting back on track. Check out the video here and let’s make it happen.

xoxo,

grace
Disclaimer: I am partnering with Marie to spread the word about B-School and am offering this exclusive experience for you. As someone who has experienced much success with this program, I earn a referral fee if you sign-up from my recommendation. 

 

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How to create a highly profitable business online

Hey there!

Happy Thursday!

At Pink Olive School, we love sharing good ideas with our community, especially when they challenge and help you grow your business. Today, I want to share with you, B-School, an amazing program (and the only program I might add) I support every year!

When I originally envisioned Pink Olive back in 2007, I wanted to create an inspiring space filled with whimsical treasures for both myself and our soon to be customers. Eight years and three stores later (and taking B-School along the way), I’ve been able to create a life I love and I want that for you too.

Marie Forleo has helped thousands of entrepreneurs create profitable businesses they love, including myself. You may have seen her interviewed on Oprah as a thought-leader for next generation or by Tony Robbins as one of the world’s online marketing experts. Several years ago, she created B-School as a way to reach more creatives, like you. This 8-week online program is broken into modules with step-by-step training videos, done-for-you templates, resource lists, and worksheets.

Today, Marie is giving our community a sneak peek inside B-School through a three-part online video series. This week’s video includes a discussion on the Six Pillars to building a highly profitable business online, insight into the major changes in marketing coming in the next 5-10 years. The best part? They are completely FREE!

What I have learned over the years is that product based entrepreneurs (like you!) need to be savvy marketers in order to create a sustainable business, and this video series is the perfect resource for you to begin to understand how exactly to do that. It’s really how I built my businesses using these principles in creating Pink Olive, OliveBox and Pink Olive School, and you can do it too. I highly encourage you to check it out and let me know what you think.

This is your time. Here’s to creating a profitable business you love.
xoxo,
grace
Grace Kang
Founder, Pink Olive School

 

Disclaimer: I am partnering with Marie to spread the word about B-School and am offering this exclusive experience for you. As someone who has experienced much success with this program, I earn a referral fee if you sign-up from my recommendation.

 

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Want to know my secret recipe for getting more orders?

 

Happy Monday!

Are you still wondering how to get your product into retail stores or turn your creative product idea into a sustainable business?  This is not an easy task but one that can be learned — it’s a process of understanding the basic tools to honing assortments, maximizing sales opportunities, and understanding buyers’ open-to-buy system.

In all my years in retail, I can tell you there is no shortcut around the crucial steps for getting your product retail ready, but I believe in making things simple. What I am about to share with you is a brief introduction to my secret recipe to get a piece of the buyer’s Open-to-Buy (OBT). Are you ready?

1) Eat your veggies (the absolute must do things that you can’t survive without):

  • Do your homework! – Visit the store you want to be in (or at least check out their website) and see what their assortment is like before contacting the buyer. You’d be amazed how many people skip this simple step.
  • Share your story – Buyers want to connect with the person behind the brand and hear their story. Or else, it’s just another product.
  • Professional looking website & email – The first thing a buyer will do when he/she hears about a line is google their website. Make sure that your website is professionally put together, reflects your style and easy to navigate. Your presence on the web will show the buyer that you take your business seriously and ready for the next step. It’s also a great way for buyers to “preview” your collection before meeting with you. 
Also, no janky emails!
  • Have a linesheet – Buyers are inundated with product submissions every day. Stand out from the crowd by having a linesheet that has all the necessary components that buyers need to write a purchase order: product shot, style number, wholesale cost, suggested retail and delivery. If you have a clothing line, it helps to have a lookbook as well as a linesheet.
  • Know your competition – It helps to know who your competition is so that you can be competitive with what’s already out there, speak confidently about what makes your line different, and how it fills a void in the market.

2) Add a little sugar (the extra little things designers can do to sweeten the deal when trying to get in stores)

  • Send samples – Depending on the nature of your product, you can send product samples for the buyers to try. Top buyers like to see products in person so that they can see how the product feels in their hands and on retail shelves.
  • Give an incentive – With the nature of the current economy, every dollar helps the margin. Give a 10% discount for new accounts or free shipping with an opening order. This is the kind of incentive that might push a buyer from a “maybe” to a “yes!”
  • Be open to do consignment – This is a great way for stores to “test” your line without having to commit to buying the inventory upfront. It can be mutually beneficial if you’re starting out because it gives you an opportunity to sell your product in the store (that you want to be in) while gaining feedback and exposure.

3) Create a buzz (ways for designers to garner interest with public)

  • Stores want to know that you are doing your part in getting the word out about your line. The secret that many designers may not know is that buyers are looking for new vendors as much as you’re looking to be in stores. You need to get out there with your product line to increase their chances of getting picked up by a store or media.
  • Participate in local craft fairs and flea markets (ones that are relevant to your business). It is imperative for designers to get direct customer feedback on their line so that you can share this information with potential store buyers.
  • Use social media outlets to create your own posse – Be relevant to your customers and engage with them for feedback and support. Create a Facebook/twitter/instagram accounts and use them as if you are networking at a cocktail party.
  • Pitch to editors and bloggers to obtain press mentions – Customers, as well as stores, love press mentions. Post them on your website and have tear sheets to show to prospective stores.

Do you have a success story you want to share with others? I would love to hear your story, comment below.

 

xoxo,

Grace Kang
Your Retail Product Mentor

 

P.S. If you are looking to shake things up and propel your business to the next level,  be sure to check your inbox next week. I will be sharing something that has helped me to grow my little empire to unexpected heights and you can do the same! :) See you then. xoxo