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Marie’s B-School is Open!


Hey there!

Marie Forleo just opened the doors to her legendary B-School program and I have to say, it’s pretty awesome!

She’s detailed exactly what you’ll learn- and what you won’t – in this 8 week training to help you leverage your online presence for more sales and more impact. I have personally taken B-School myself and can attest to how it has generated thousands of dollars in revenue for my business. B-School is one of the most comprehensive programs out there and she’s got hundreds and hundreds of other graduate reviews to prove it works.

I heard from Marie that she doesn’t think she’s offering this program again “live” for a while so if you want to work with her, now is the time.

Check it out before it fills up!

Talk soon,

P.S.  If you’re wondering if B-School is right for you, check out the link below where she addresses virtually EVERY concern or question you have!

Have more questions about Marie’s B-School?

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Be yourself!


Happy Wednesday!

When it comes to branding your business, your focus should be on just being you! Sounds simple? It can be if you don’t let yourself get in the way :) In a market that craves differentiation and uniqueness, just being you is more important now than ever. Being true to yourself and authentic in your vision, approach and product will set you apart because there’s only one of you!

Buyers, and customers, connect with and value authenticity over perfection. Being real and transparent will also come across as accessible and relatable, making you and your brand more appealing across the board. You will be able to touch and engage with more of your ideal customers… just by staying true to yourself and not trying to be something you’re not.

You are imperfectly perfect in your own unique way, so let the real you shine :).

Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken”~  Oscar Wilde

How are you rocking your brand?
I would love to hear from you so head on over the blog and let me know :)
If you need some more inspiration, check out Angela Jia Kim’s picks for three women who are rocking their brands (which I was honored to be one of those three ladies last year).

xo,

Grace Kang
Your Retail Product Mentor

image by Emily McDowell

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How do you become a leader?

Hey there,

Are you a leader?

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.~John Quincy Adams

There are many different types of leaders out there and many hats they can wear.  In order for your company to grow, you need to become a great leader.

A leader….
1. inspires
2. teaches
3. delegates

Most importantly, a great leader is nimble and listens to those around them. But where do you start?

In order to create your dream team and company, you need to know what you want that to be! Can you visualize what want your team and company to look like in 3 years?

Here are some questions to noodle over to help you paint this picture in your mind. It will become a great checklist to come back to with every decision you make:

1. Why do you do what you do?
2. What inspires you to create this vision?
3. How do you feel when you are living your passion?
4. What is your work culture like? What type of people do you want to attract?
5. What does your lifestyle look like?

Being able to answer these questions will help create the lifestyle you want for your business. :)

xoxo,

Grace Kang
Your Retail Product Mentor

photo image: etsy shop

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are you listening?


Hey there,

When you first started your product line, you were probably so excited that you could burst! You wanted to get it out in the world, buoyed by your dreams of vast success, and rave reviews from friends and family. You have a beautiful product and a website that is ready to sell. A few months go by and you realize that no one (or very few) people are actually buying your products. What went wrong? The more important question to consider here is:
Are you really listening to the marketplace or have you succumbed to tunnel vision?

There are two major steps you need to take when you launch your business. Before you write your 50 page business plan (it’s okay if you haven’t already done so already), create a one page executive summary that addresses the following questions:

1. What is your current problem?
(i.e. Is there a void in the marketplace for your product?)
2. What is your solution?
3. What is the opportunity?
4. Who is on your team?
5. What is your business model?

Once you have clearly defined your answers to these 5 questions, test out your products in the marketplace.

Participate in local craft fairs and flea markets relevant to your business and get in-person feedback. Is the price too high? Does the packaging need some work? Does it look too “crafty” and not professional enough? Really listen to what people are saying (both good and bad). It’s not always easy to hear but it is very important if you want to improve your product and sales. When you can truly listen, take feedback without being defensive, you have an opportunity to change and propel your business forward. 

So are you listening? Start asking your customers! If you have the opportunity to ask in person, just do it. If you have a mailing list, send out a quick survey (I love using surveymonkey.com). You would surprised how open and willing people are about giving feedback.

xoxo,

Grace Kang
Your Retail Product Mentor

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are you masterminding?

Hey there!

Here is a picture of me masterminding with Justin from Krane Financial Solutions :) Are you masterminding? According to the Webster dictionary, a mastermind is a person who supplies the directing or creative intelligence for a project.

From a business standpoint, a mastermind occurs when you get 2 or more people to put their heads together to focus on someone’s project at hand. I am a firm believer that two heads are always better than one. When you are masterminding, there is synergy of energy, commitment and excitement that participants bring to a mastermind group. Every participant help raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas and support each other.


The concept of the mastermind group was formally introduced by Napoleon Hill in the 1900s. In his timeless classic, “Think and Grow Rich” he wrote about the mastermind principle as:
“The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.”

He continues…
“No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.”

As an entrepreneur, you need to be masterminding with others to give you feedback, help you brainstorm new opportunities and set up accountability structures that keep you focused and on track. You will have a community of supportive colleagues who will brainstorm on your behalf – it will be like having your own board of advisers!

If you can put together your dream team of advisers, what would that look like? What would you like to get from the group? I would love to hear your comments here.

When you can put yourself out there with other like-minded entrepreneurs thinking on your behalf, something magical can happen!

Happy Masterminding!

xoxo,

Grace Kang
Your Retail Product Mentor

lovemaki

“Working with Grace has been an amazing experience. In our very first session alone, she’s tackled a lot of the questions I’ve been needing answers to. Every session with Grace gets you excited & motivated about your business.
Wearing all hats for my own business can be overwhelming. Grace helps you in the right direction, and help you find balance.
The knowledge that she offers is invaluable – these are the things I may have not figured out on my own, or probably would have taken a while to figure out. It has truly been a pleasure working with Grace.

Justine Cajanding, Designer and Founder
www.lovemaki.com