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3.3.2018

This is part two of a four part series I’m writing about my biggest successes and failures in my business. After my first year in “business”, I was flying high from the feeling you get when you pursue your passion. What I didn’t realize is that passion alone isn’t enough. How in the world was I going to fund this passion which included producing very expensive events???? Well, that's when sponsorships came into the picture, ex...

3.3.2018

JUST START! 

Did you check out that flyer? That was my very first flyer in 2007 for the Fashion Show. A guy that I met through another guy recommended a friend to do my graphics for free! That’s how it works when you start a new idea. Help will come from all directions and I'm grateful. 

You have have an idea but have no is the a where to start.  This is going to sound annoying but JUST START. You won’t have all of the answ...

3.3.2018

Photo: Me in 2012 making some decision right before our big NYFW Fashion Show. 

Last week I met with 3 young ladies during what was supposed to be a focus group for a new project I have coming up. It turned out to be a mentoring/therapy/spiritual session! During the session, the one thing I was asked was how do you know what passion to pursue. I think this question applies to a lot of us. How do you know?

In 2005 when I moved to...

3.3.2018

When you first start your business no one may no you. No one knows your business. That’s an advantage. I’ll never forget this video I saw with Natalie Massenet the founder of Net-A-Porter. One of the things she said made her successful was the fact that Net-A-Porter flew under the radar for so long. It gave her time to perfect her business. 

HFR was the same way. For about 3 years hardly anyone paid us any attention. It was the...

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