Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

Kelly Almutawa | Hairstylist

I feel like a lot of people are unaware that as a hairstylist we are often our own small businesses. Also, by purchasing retail products from our salon you are not only supporting a local business but the retail lines then support the small business by offering continued education. Stylists are constantly continuing our education – staying up to date on the latest coloring, cutting and styling techniques, so that we can keep our clients looking their best. Read more>>

Desiree Smith | Entrepreneur & Fashion Designer

As the world continues to advance digitally, we’ll start to see more and more companies begin to blend technology into there branding. I mean, tech already plays such a huge part in our day to day lives, so it’s not surprising that corporations like the fashion industry would start to mold it into our clothes. Keeping this knowledge in mind, I began to implement QR code’s into my Philthy Apparel gear. QR code’s are matrix barcodes that once scanned will immediately take the viewer to a designated url. Now a days, Iphone cameras have built in software that are able to read QR barcodes without having to have a QR scanner app. The best thing about a QR code is that they’re customizable; we have some basic ones placed on our clothing tags, that once scanned will take our customers directly to the shop feature on our website. Read more>>

Haili McCance | Founder of Rendered Photography

Something that most people don’t understand about photography is how much goes on behind the scenes. When you book a photographer you aren’t just paying for the hour you are with them. You are paying for their experience, their gear, their time and expenses running the clerical side of the business, their talent, and the time we spend editing and retouching images. So much more goes on besides the hour we spend with you. Read more>>