Time stamped show notes:
[02:33] Karen's vision of moving to New York and working in the fashion industry
[03:28] Her simple formula that helped her get products to stores
[05:02] Business as a form of therapy
[06:15] Dreams and happiness
[08:20] You are the brand.
[10:24] What Karen believes you should do if you have a product idea
[12:40] What drives you to be successful
[13:30] Painful events
[19:00] Having more levels of distributions
[30:30] Karen's secret sauce
[34:20] Creating a story around your product
[35:00] Deliver your story to the right person at the right time.
[38: 05] “Retail Factoring”
[41:10] Buyers don't want any emotional connection with vendors.
[46:06] Community you can join
Three key points:
1. Creating your story and brand
2. Getting into the product business
3. Conveying your product to vendors to get shelf space