Top: Banana Republic ((black is sold out but now comes in gorgeous wine or olive colors)) // Hair bow: Nordstrom // Jeans: Gap // Shoes: Jack Rogers // X Ring: Nordstrom // Drusy bracelet: Kendra Scott // Planner: Target ((found in store only)) // Custom made stickers: c/o Stickerapp.com – use code HOW2WEARIT2
Today’s Work Wednesday post is a little different than the typical #ootd’s. Since I have now been working in the corporate world for 5 years and been running How 2 Wear It ((as a business)) for at least 2 years now, I thought I should address some key communication skills for entrepreneurs. I am by no means an expert, but I have learned some useful skills and made some mistakes along the way that have helped me grow this side business to where it is today.
- Have business cards with you at all times – this is an essential for when growing your business. There’s no telling when networking opportunities will come up and it’s important to always be prepared! I once gave my blog business card to a woman sitting beside me at the nail salon and that turned into a collaboration down the road. I’m telling ya, you never know!
- Be the face of your brand WHEREVER you go! – this one is a key communication skill for entrepreneurs that I think is most often looked over. In my case, it’s important I look put together when I go out in public ((I struggle with this on errand days!!)) but I’ve found that in doing this, it has really helped! When I have my make-up and hair done and a decent outfit on it makes me more likely to take advantage of those networking opportunities liked I talked about above.
- Send thank you notes – this is a big one! Hand-written notes are a lost art these days that needs to come back! As an entrepreneur it will be important for you to make impactful and lasting impressions on those supporting your business. Special touches like these custom made stickers from Stickerapp.com ((c/o)) that I like to add to my notes really sets them apart! If you would like to order some for yourself use code HOW2WEARIT2
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- Be YOU and have confidence! – this is the key communication skill for entrepreneurs that I probably struggle with the most in the business of fashion blogging. Its so easy to compare yourself to others, or want to change things about who you are and your blog just so that you can “make it big”. But there is nobody just like you and that’s the way God wants it. You do you, and the success will come!
If you are a college senior, a person trying to grow your business, or just looking to improve your business savvy – pin this image below and refer back to today’s post anytime you’re ready to sharpen up those key communication skills!
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