A rotating skirt inspired it all: Fabhesive® On a faithful rainy morning, I was on my way to work, umbrella in one hand, purse in the other. My favorite pencil skirt started to rotate until the zipper and slit were in the front. I looked a mess, my skirt twisted and my both of my hands not free to adjust it back into place.
When I had a conversation about the twisted skirt with the women in the office, it was my lightbulb moment. All the women had experienced a skirt out of place before, and I knew I had found an idea for my side hustle.
I was determined to find a solution for a fashion problem, that turned out to be all too common. I spent every spare minute outside my nine to five job on creating a solution that worked. Fabhesive was born out of one year of hard work, when I had a functioning product and was ready to start a business.
I learned that motivating myself was key for making my side hustle work. I had to learn how to build a business from scratch and my daily one hour commute was my entrepreneurship lesson and inspiration via podcast.
I never stopped researching and learning at every step of my journey. I was motivated to turn my passion into a business, and knew that I had an idea that would work and a product that would solve a problem.
Persistence and passion helped me at every obstacle. Whether it was manufacturers not wanting to deal with me as a solo entrepreneur, or having to build a website and a PR strategy without a big budget.
I made it work my way, still employed full time while also developing a product on my kitchen table. I turned it into a full-fledged business. I am thankful to be where I am today and hope that my story can inspire others to turn their side hustle into a business. I will be launching new products under the Fabhesive brand soon and look forward to where my journey will take me next.
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