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How These Sisters Built a $400k+ Business.

There’s a quote that I like that goes something like “Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.”  Now I don’t exactly know who said it or what life lesson they were referencing, but if it was about how to overcome business failure, I can totally relate. So can Michon and Melinda, who sat down with me for one of my ICan Conversations to talk about starting their online store, female entrepreneur motivation and never giving up. 

Ivy and Sage Market How to overcome business failure

So, a bit of background.

You’re going to know right off that these two are sisters, but they are also business partners. They each went from corporate marketers working 80 hours weeks to deciding to start their own apparel business 10 years ago. 

These mompreneurs created and manufactured their products, and with their kids in tow traveled to expos and events selling their hearts out. They were gaining traction, expanding their product line…and then suddenly found themselves in a situation they never could have imagined.

They were deeply in debt, had creditors calling…and weren’t sure what they were going to do next.

Watch the video to get the whole story and learn for yourself how to overcome business failure:

 

 So what were some of the lessons they learned by figuring out how to overcome business failure?

Lesson One: “Sometimes you have to fail in order to grow.”

 Michon and Melinda had experienced success. They’d learned so much from their first business, and they were willing to give it one more try. They decided they weren’t going to let one setback define them, and instead put everything they’d learned to work for them. Step by step, sale by sale, they harnessed the power of e-commerce and in the last two years have paid off all of their business debt and have sold $450,000 in product. Wow!

Lesson Two: “We will know what our product is. We will know.”

I love, love, LOVE the fact that Melinda and Michon wanted to build something big. Yes, they totally started off with the basics I teach in my 0-$100K System to get their feet back under them. But in that process they looked for a concept on which they could create a long-term and successful brand—and boy, did they get it right!  Their product solves a problem, and their design approach is exceptional. They’ve thought of every detail…and as a customer of theirs, I can tell you that the pillowcases Ivy and Sage Market create are truly unique. Plus, I like the fact that they are now broadening their product lines while remaining true to the brand they’ve created.

Lesson Three: “Don’t ever give up. If you’ve already given up, it’s okay. You can start again.”

These sisters had gone through the wringer with their first business. They’d worked hard and done so much right and STILL had things go wrong. But they started over with Ivy and Sage Market. As Melinda said, they were determined to overcome business failure, so they kept going and they are still going. That makes them pretty dang successful in my book.

Seriously—you’re going to want to watch the video so you can see and listen to Melinda and Michon share their story in their own words.  You’ll also want to take advantage of their special offer from Ivy & Sage Market so you can try out their pillow covers for yourself.  Just click the link and we’ll deliver the discount code right to your Messenger inbox!

If you enjoyed this ICan Conversation, you may also enjoy this one: https://www.alisonprince.com/i-can-conversations-shop7degrees/

Want to know more about the 0-$100K System and how to start an online business just like Michone and Melinda did? Click here for all the details.

Debbie

You will never learn more, you will never grow more and you will never enjoy more this course and community that Alison Prince has created. Alison is the real deal and the things that she shares is incredible! Do you want to be your own boss? Do you want financial freedom? Then follow Alison and get her course!! Best decision ever.

Debbie

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2016-05-03T18:05:39-06:00

Debbie

You will never learn more, you will never grow more and you will never enjoy more this course and community that Alison Prince has created. Alison is the real deal and the things that she shares is incredible! Do you want to be your own boss? Do you want financial freedom? Then follow Alison and get her course!! Best decision ever.

Julie

Alison's commitment to her course and students is phenomenal. She offers an unrivaled level of support, with weekly trainings, course updates, expert guests and more. She's also created an online group unlike any other I've ever been a part of. Course participants help one another, encourage each other, and share information--and of course, Alison is right in there as well. Highly recommend this course for anyone who is looking to build a sustainable e-commerce business the right way. Definitely 5 stars!

Julie

5.0
2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

Julie

Alison's commitment to her course and students is phenomenal. She offers an unrivaled level of support, with weekly trainings, course updates, expert guests and more. She's also created an online group unlike any other I've ever been a part of. Course participants help one another, encourage each other, and share information--and of course, Alison is right in there as well. Highly recommend this course for anyone who is looking to build a sustainable e-commerce business the right way. Definitely 5 stars!

Shelly

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I have been dabbling in trying to get an online store up and running for over a year, gave up, and then seen Alison's story! There was just something about her that drew me in and am I ever THANKFUL!! I joined the Clan just a couple of months ago. I have learned more in those two months than I think I EVER would have without this! I am already selling on my own site and pushing forward daily!! So excited to see what the future holds!!

Shelly

5.0
2016-05-03T18:24:44-06:00

Shelly

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I have been dabbling in trying to get an online store up and running for over a year, gave up, and then seen Alison's story! There was just something about her that drew me in and am I ever THANKFUL!! I joined the Clan just a couple of months ago. I have learned more in those two months than I think I EVER would have without this! I am already selling on my own site and pushing forward daily!! So excited to see what the future holds!!
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