Kristan Browne

Creative Business Consultant
Los Angeles, California
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This is an excellent time to get some experience. I agree with one of the other professionals; look for mentorship from an interior designer or interior design firm. Another option would be to apply for a job at a store like Pottery Barn, West Elm, Calico Corners. All of these companies offer...

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I would look at each college's setting, in other words where they are located-the restaurants, the shops, the nearby services, as well as if their campus is spread out amongst non-college buildings or more self-contained. Every college has a unique personality and this is helpful when making...

Active Mar 01 at 18:21
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Sierra,Congratulations on considering becoming a business owner! I love being a small business owner; I love the flexibility, I enjoy consistently learning new things, and I am solution-oriented. My entrepreneurial journey has provided me with endless opportunities to push myself and learn...

Active Feb 05 at 22:30
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Sabrina,I love being a small business owner and I love helping other small businesses grow. So, for starters I would suggest you write down what aspects of owning your own business appeal to you as well as your strengths. Once you have gathered this information then it will be easier for you to...

Active Feb 05 at 22:12
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Being a fashion designer and starting your own business require 2 different skill sets. It sounds like fashion is your first love, so I would start by learning the craft of fashion design and looking for a school that specializes in fashion design. Do you want to stay in California? Or look at...

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Active Oct 12 '17 at 23:06
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Cindy, I think it is great that you are considering your future at this time and would encourage you to try different classes and workshops in a variety of disciplines. At this point I would suggest focusing on exploring the subjects and experiences where you find yourself really engaged and...

Active Oct 01 '17 at 04:14
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Terrence, I agree with Alwyn; there are many colleges and universities to choose from. I would say that the university/college experience is about a lot more than just the classes and with that in mind, things to consider may be whether you want a residential school-one that you live on campus...

Active Sep 05 '17 at 19:35
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Be prepared! There is nothing worse than getting super hungry and finding yourself with vending machines and fast food as your only options. Always carry non-perishable, healthy snacks like almonds, protein bars, and coconut water(many times being thirsty is mistaken for being hungry. I...

Active May 24 '16 at 21:59
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I would start by letting people know you are looking for an internship-colleagues, parents of friends, your teachers/professors, and family. Search message boards-both digital and in person at various departments or clubs. Also find companies that you would love to work for and search their...

Active May 24 '16 at 21:42
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Many times having direct experience will give you the most information about a career. Definitely, look for internships and volunteer opportunities in your fields of interest as suggested by Judy. Also for me so much of my journey has been about the people I have had the pleasure of working...

Active May 24 '16 at 20:47
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I think it is a great idea to start out online and you could also have a physical presence as a pop-up or events. It could even be a weekly gig at a farmer's market. While you are in this phase of your business you have the opportunity to fine tune your brand and your story as well as engage...

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