“Fear Regret, Not Failure!”

Yesterday we kicked off our Fashion Business Workshops series at General Assembly with the Funding & Resourcing #FGIDCWorkshop. Led by Jack Bienko (@Bienko, www.sba.gov)  of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the sessions panelists included Mel Peller (@SCOREMentors, www.score.org), Heidi Rauch (@belabumbum, wwww.belabumbum.com), Dominique Broadway (@MsFinanceCoach, www.dominiquebroadway.com), and Amy Millman (@amillman, www.sb.co).

With  key insights such as:

“Know how your product is REALLY different and know how to tell a story with it” {Heidi}

“Fear regret, not failure!” {Dominique}

“Be a part of a community that knows how to ‘talk’ your business.” {Amy}

“Know your WHY and stick to it…. I was successful because it was just ME being ME.” {Dominique}

Attendees got a chance to heargv  about all stages of funding and learn tricks of the trade. Additionally, Jack provided a “cheat sheet” for all participants which you can view here.

We are incredibly grateful to Jack and all the speakers for sharing their knowledge. See below for photos from the workshop courtesy of Delores Holloway of A Little Bit of Whimsy Photography