About Jane Hamill and Fashion Brain Academy
ABOUT THE COMPANY
We offer online training courses and tutorials for creative entrepreneurs who make a physical product. All of our courses are online and most are available immediately after you register, “on-demand”, and are accessible from any device. We know creatives like to CREATE and are great at it. That’s why our trainings focus on the other side – sales, marketing, and business strategy.
Fashion Brain was founded by Jane Hamill, a successful ex-clothing designer and retailer who saw a growing need in this niche for information as well as specific step-by-step strategies to start and run a profitable creative business without losing your shirt – or your mind.
We’ve worked with entrepreneurs in many product niches, including…
ABOUT JANE HAMILL
My goal is for every entrepreneur to make a living using their creativity while becoming business savvy – even if you hate sales and cringe at the idea of a marketing plan. I’m a former clothing designer and retailer and my work’s been featured on CNN, Fox News, Entrepreneur, WWD, NPR, InStyle, and more. My women’s line was sold to Saks, Bloomingdale’s, Saks Jandel, Macy’s, and hundreds of specialty stores.
I ran a successful boutique and wholesale business for 14 years. I had showroom reps in 5 cities and I know what it’s like to run a business – day in and day out. I made a lot of mistakes along the way. I’d like to save entrepreneurs trouble, time, and money. and be the “road map” for a profitable business – the road map I never had but wished I did.
I was 25 when I designed my first Jane Hamill line and opened my boutique in Chicago. There was a lot I didn’t know about running a business, I mean a lot, like buckets. I learned the hard way – through trial and error, long hours, dedication, and a little luck.
It wasn’t an easy process but it did work. I ran both businesses (wholesaling my women’s line and the retail shop) for many years until I sold them in 2007 – 2 kids and 14 years later! I made a nice living using my creativity and that’s exactly what I want for you.
I know what it’s like to have a good product and want to be THERE with it, not HERE in my living room hoping someone would notice it. Looking back now, I realize I made things harder than they needed to be. I did things through trial and error, not to mention crazy-long hours. It worked and I’m grateful for that, but I see now that my way was just more painful, time-consuming, and expensive.
I’d like to save you some trouble.
This company exists to shorten the learning curve and get you THERE faster and easier. It’s for the entrepreneurs who do NOT want to re-invent the wheel. I teach best-practices, systems, and proven strategies to start and run a viable creative business – without a lot of “live your dream” rhetoric thrown in. My style is straight-forward and simple.
Most everything I teach in our courses I have actually done myself in my business. The way I see it, if I haven’t actually experienced something myself as a business owner, how good could I be at teaching it?
It’s one thing to read about what it’s like to do things – like do a trade show, build an email list, buyer outreach, online sales, costing, and working with manufacturers. It’s quite another to be the one on the front lines. The one who’s worried about making payroll, finding the right manufacturers, shipping on time, and getting quality traffic to your website.
I think my 20+ years of experience sets me apart. Odds are that I have first-hand understanding of almost any issue an entrepreneur throws at me. My sister is a professional artist who’d rather be in the studio than anywhere else and I KNOW THE STRUGGLE of needing to allow time for the business side of things. I get it, I’ve been there, and I also believe that you must be marketing your product consistently to support yourself, your team, and your family.
Creating great work is not enough. People need to know it exists and pay you money for it.
I love my job and am totally committed to helping you succeed, make a profit, and love YOUR job. If you’re brand new to this, I suggest you start here. If you’re in business and you want more sales and customers, start here. If you’re not sure where to start, email us at email@example.com.
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- To learn more about my private coaching, click here.
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