Sarah Shaw is the Founder & CEO of Sarah Shaw Consulting, where she teaches product designers and fashion entrepreneurs how to launch, market and sell their products.
Sarah Shaw is a fashion entrepreneur, product designer and business coach. Her specialty is helping clients get products into the hands of celebrities to get more sales and media exposure. Sarah works 1:1 with clients to achieve their goals. She also offers a plethora of DIY programs that teach you pretty much everything she knows.
With 20 years of experience and six companies under her belt, Sarah has amassed a treasure trove of secrets for launching product lines, putting products into stores and boutiques, and generating massive publicity in order to grow new companies quickly.
Sarah’s products have been in over 1,200 stores and boutiques across the country, including Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Barney’s, Henri Bendel, Fred Segal, Neiman Marcus, Saks 5th Avenue and Bloomingdales.
Sarah has appeared in the pages of almost every major fashion and lifestyle magazine, including InStyle, People, US Weekly, Lucky, ELLE, WWD, Marie Claire and the O-List. She’s been on TV shows like Access Hollywood, Extra and the E! network and she’s been interviewed for Entrepreneur.com, Forbes.com and American Express’s OPEN Forum.
In her spare time, Sarah hangs out with her 10 year-old twin girls… and hopes they’ll inspire her next great idea.
Sarah Shaw Show Notes
What did you do before you became a MaturePreneur?
What did you go to school for?
How long did you work in the film business?
When you left the film industry, you went into designing your own handbags, was it a little scary or did you do them simultaneously?
Let’s talk about your consulting business?
Once you started your business, what was one of the most successful ideas you implemented for it?
How many are still active?
What is your least successful idea and how did you change tactics to fix it?
Once you started your business, is there anything that catapulted you to the next level?
Did they reach out to you to do these features or how did it come about?
Do you feel like you know it now?
What is the most important advice someone has given you?
Who gave you that advice?
Is there any advice you could give to someone just starting out in their venture?
When you started your business, did you come up against and resistance from family and friends and what did you do to overcome it?
What do you see as the biggest problem in the entrepreneurial space at the moment?