Interview with Alex Small, Fashion Blogger

Tell me about your company and what inspired you to start a fashion blog?

My fashion blog Small 4 Style covers events, trends and interviews with fashion industry professionals. I started Small 4 Style when I was a freshman at SMU in 2011 to get involved with the local fashion community. It’s been a great way for Continue reading

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Interview with Vince Burgess-Unison Surfboards, Entrepreneur

Did you have a business plan when you started your business?

V: As of now we have a plan to create a Powerpoint outline and a financial plan that will Continue reading

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Interview with Leah Washmon, Entrepreneur

Mrs. Washmon is an avid golf lover and the founder and head professional of the Golf Institute Dallas.

Did you have a business plan when you started your business?

No, but I probably should have. They are a good thing – not necessarily for the golf business, but yes for Continue reading

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Interview with Gabriel Towles, Entrepreneur

Gabe is the cofounder of a vintage hat website called SNAPSTEEZ. The site, based in Dallas, TX, was founded in the summer of 2010 and has become a premium hat purchasing destination for those with retro or vintage styles.

Did you have a business plan when you started your business?

Yeah. It’s something that’ll change but it’s definitely a good way of getting your idea down. Essentially we just found these vintage hats, and Continue reading

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Interview with Smoot Carter, Entrepreneur

Blownaway is an on-demand beauty service — Uber meets Drybar — that connects a client with a stylist. We bring beauty to your door.

Then the first question I have for you is: Did you have a business plan when you started your business? Why or why not? Continue reading

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Interview with Anne Groben, Entrepreneur

Did you have a business plan, or any type of plan written down, when you started your business?

I did not have a formal business plan.  I had a PLAN, which included my mission/vision, budget forecast and lists of prospective customers.

I don’t want to give you the impression that you don’t need a plan/vision which includes an understanding of how to get meet your goals, but I don’t think the traditional Business Plan works for a startup company.  I simply didn’t think an entrepreneur in today’s society first step in build their business I to sit at a desk for 2 weeks writing a classic business plan.  You need to be out finding solutions and customers by talking, meeting and making connections. Continue reading

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Interview with Matt Alexander, Entrepreneur

I’m the founder and CEO of Need

At a high-level, Need is a curated men’s retailer. In brief, rather than selling a huge selection of items, we sell a limited-selection of — frequently exclusive — clothing, literature, furniture, coffee, and artwork each month.

These collections are presented editorially (i.e., much like a magazine) and shot by independent photographers each month. Continue reading

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