Wed, 23 July 2014
She had a hard time wrapping her head around the idea of turning her "passion for fashion" into anything more than a fantasy. So, for the first part of her working life, she choose the safer route, and made her living as a seamstress. The idea of getting paid to shop, was just not part of her everyday thinking. As one girlfriend trip to the mall led to another, it was obvious to many that she had an eye for detail and a flair for style. Her companions would often say to her, “You can really charge for that.” On the show, fashion consultant Lori Wynne joins the conversation to share how she was able to walk away from what she knew, plan for the life she wanted, and step into what she loved. Fashion with Flair is now in its 10th year.
Her entrepreneurial turning point: When she realized that she wasn’t just a mom and had value to offer.
Biggest entrepreneurial challenge: She had to learn how to market and network effectively.
If she could go back and talk to the 20-year old Lori: “Have confidence in yourself!”
Lori’s best ideas for marketing, networking, and how to work a room: Talk about your passion to everyone. People are drawn to people who are passionate. You never know from where your next opportunity will come.