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Marilyn Robertson Designs And Creates Wearable Accessories Made From Recycled Cashmere And Wool Sweaters

What you will learn in this interview:

  • Favorite business tools
  • Great entrepreneurial podcasts
  • Advice on how to start a business
  • What social media platforms to use

How This Environmentally Friendly Fashion Company Runs Their Business Behind The Scenes

Business Lifestyle

1.   What do you do? Who do you help?

I design and create wearable accessories made from recycled cashmere and wool sweaters.

My company is environmentally friendly, and we recycle approximately 5,000 sweaters annually that otherwise would be discarded. We sell to approximately 275 stores in the USA and on my website.

Please read more here: https://jackandmarydesigns.com/pages/our-story.

Marilyn Robertson Designs And Creates Wearable Accessories Made From Recycled Cashmere And Wool SweatersTop Resources

2. List your favorite business tools.

EMAIL MARKETING

ConvertKit and MailChimp

ACCOUNTING

QuickBooks and FreshBooks

WHOLESALE

WholesaleinaBox helps me grow the wholesale side of my business by introducing me to 20 new stores a month.

quickbooks

3. What is a good course, website or book you would recommend and why?

PODCASTS

Super helpful and interesting podcasts interviewing entrepreneurs and how they grew their businesses.

  • How I Built This
  • Loose Threads
  • Behind the Assignment
  • Artisans Who Wholesale

BOOKS

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Best Advice

4. What is the best piece of advice you have received?

Just do it! Start today and it’s okay to launch before you feel ready.

Just do it! Start today and it's okay to launch before you feel ready.

5. What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?

You do not have to have all the answers, just start. Ask questions along the way. Get help when you need it.

You do not have to have all the answers, just start. Ask questions along the way. Get help when you need it.Business Lifestyle

6. What is your beauty and/or fitness routine?

FITNESS

I’m a huge believer in fitness for physical and mental health. I wake up early and exercise. It makes me feel great, balances my life, gives me energy. As an entrepreneur, things always come up throughout the day and by exercising early I know it is done!

BEAUTY

I have a simple beauty routine. Two things I never skimp on is sleep and sunscreen – I get facials and massages occasionally too.

banana boat sunscreen

7. List the products or items that are indispensable in your life.

  • iPhone
  • MacBook
  • A good book
  • Golf clubs
  • My family

iphone XR red

Business Models

8. Which female entrepreneur(s) do you look up to and why?

I look up to Christina Stembel of Farm Girl Flowers. The bouquet delivery service was founded in San Francisco in her dining room.

She has never borrowed money and Farm Girl Flowers launched with her personal savings account. She now delivers Flowers nationwide.

I also have never borrowed money to start or grow my business.

Christina Stembel of Farm Girl Flowers.Stay In Contact

9. List your social media platforms.

Marilyn Robertson Designs And Creates Wearable Accessories Made From Recycled Cashmere And Wool Sweaters

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