Starting my online business Elite Skate Wear at the age of seventeen was not something I ever expected to turn into what it has become today–one of the leading figure skating dress companies in the sport. From starting out on eBay in high school, creating my own eCommerce website during college, and scaling to wholesale opportunities in stores, I figured it’s time to share a little insight on how I began to scale my business from the age of 17 to 22.
It’s going to happen, because I am going to make it happen.
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Just a year ago, I was hand-writing all my plans, events, and class schedule into my Day Designer planner and every time something changed, I would white it out and re-write it into the new day or time. Over the past year, I began shifting into using Google Calendar more frequently and boyyyyy has it become a game changer in my time management and organization skills. Especially as an freelancer and entrepreneur with a different day-to-day schedule, utilizing a digital planner has been very efficient for me since the start of 2019 and I’d thought I’d share a deep dive into how I specifically use it and how it can help you organize certain aspects of your life.
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As a full-time college student, I understand the time consuming assignments we are constantly bombarded with, yet still needing extra cash to spend on food, clothes, books, and all that good stuff. But the dilemma here is, how am I going to be able to stay focused on school while slaving away several hours of my day at work, only to take home very little? Knowing this dilemma heading into my freshman year, I decided to become resourceful and made sure I allocated my work hours wisely, while also being paid at a much higher rate than normal college jobs were paying. Here are a few of my tips… Continue reading “How I Made Extra Cash in College”
Who’s opinion are you usually seeking when asking for advice? As a female myself, this is not to degrade my own gender, but to rather give an insight on my personal experience with receiving successful advice and opinions, some that have helped strengthen my strategic and logical thinking today. It’s important to understand who we are asking for opinions, because often times, many people have a personal bias and this will cloud their ability to answer with clarity and truth. So here is why I typically ask my close male friends for advice… Continue reading “Why I Ask Men for Advice”
The trend of being your own boss or an entrepreneur has been exponentially increasing for the past year or two now and sometimes I wonder if outsiders really know all the work that goes into running a business, especially while being in school full-time. As a “solopreneur” myself, I want to share the entrepreneurship journey I’ve been on these past four years, as both a high school and college student. Continue reading “The Truth About Being a College Entrepreneur”