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Group Coaching + Mentorship Program for Fashion Entrepreneurs

Focused on helping you scale + expand your business to new levels.

This group is for you

If you are...

Ready to sell:

you have a product made and are trying to grow those sales

Growth-seeker:

you are committed to expanding your business, even when that comes with a healthy dose of fear

Fashion-focused:

designer of apparel, accessories, handbags, jewelry, or shoes

Action-taker:

you love a good plan and are always ready to make it happen, and you know the value of accountability

Mindset-believer:

yes you want and need practical business advice, but you also know that what’s happening in your head is impacting your business

When people ask “How’s business?”

You want to stop answering “it’s good” and start answering “fantastic!”...And mean it.

You want to feel excited about your business.
You want to look at your bank account and celebrate.
You want to enjoy the creativity of running your business.
You want to be that visionary you know you are deep down.

There are so many questions that need answers.
There are so many goals that keep getting pushed down the road.
There are so many ideas that never come to life.

AND IT’S EXHAUSTING.

You didn’t start a business to be exhausted.

You started a business to do work that matters to you.

To do work that inspires you. To do work that shares your creativity and meaningful vision with the world.

YOU HEAR THINGS LIKE..

Marketing funnels
Project management
Profit and Loss
KPIs
Systems and Processes
CRMs

You know these things are important but they don’t seem to ever get
addressed in your business because all of your time and energy is
stretched to capacity.

You experience procrastination, fear, uncertainty.

THE THING IS, IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY.

What got you here

won’t get you there.

You know where you want to go but you also know that you can’t keep doing the same things over and over again,
expecting to get different results.

YOU NEED DIRECTION. YOU NEED GUIDANCE. YOU NEED SUPPORT.

And you need these things from people who know how to scale a business.

That’s what LevelUp FASHION offers you:

the opportunity to be a part of a hand-selected group of fashion brand owners who are growing, scaling, and expanding a product-based business. This group is for fashion-focused entrepreneurs who have launched their brands and want to…

  • Make more money
  • See actual profit (i.e. money in your pocket!)
  • Increase reach and impact
  • Work less hours and run your business on your own terms

Our group coaching + mentorship

will help you do things like:

  • Create systems to streamline your operations.
  • Supercharge your marketing efforts to reach and convert more customers.
  • Improve your sales and distribution plan to grow your revenue.
  • Expand your team, increase your profit, and master new skills.
  • Connect with fellow fashion entrepreneurs who are just as committed as you are to building a lasting and impactful business.

YOU WANT A BUSINESS THAT NOT ONLY PAYS THE BILLS, BUT LET’S YOU LIVE THE LIFE YOU IMAGINE FOR YOURSELF,
ALLOWS YOU TO USE YOUR CREATIVITY, AND IMPACTS THE WORLD IN A POSITIVE WAY.

That is a beautiful

and completely possible goal.

Ready to reach that goal? Learn what's it all about and how you can apply to join us.

with Nicole Giordano, founder of StartUp FASHION

My goal is to help you LevelUp your fashion business by
teaching you how to increase your revenue, create effective
systems, and improve your approach to marketing and sales.

I will keep you on track, hold you accountable, and challenge
you in the best possible way.

Here's what you get

when you're accepted into the program

  • MONTHLY GROUP COACHING SESSIONS WITH NICOLE

    At the start of each month we hold a video coaching session. I deep dive into a topic in marketing or sales and give you the opportunity to ask questions specific to your business.

  • BUSINESS LESSONS + GUIDANCE

    With each monthly coaching session you will get homework to do in order to take action on everything you just learned.

  • MONTHLY OFFICE HOURS

    Mid-month, I hold video office hours so you can ask me questions about what you are implementing in your business to get feedback, ideas, and additional guidance.

  • ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP SESSIONS

    Bi-monthly, you meet with your assigned accountability group (3 to 4 people) to review progress and hold each other accountable and on task.

  • EXPERT MENTORSHIP

    You have access to me, someone who has advised hundreds of startup brands, to give feedback on your ideas, your business, and your vision for the future.

Investment and commitment

OUR WORK TOGETHER IS A 6 MONTH COMMITMENT.
The investment is $2400 for six months.
(payment plan available)

YOUR INVESTMENT INCLUDES:

  • Expert mentorship and guidance
  • Monthly group coaching calls
  • Educational lessons and homework for increasing your sales and improving your marketing
  • Monthly video office hours for guidance and feedback
  • Bi-monthly accountability group meetings

 

NEED MORE 1-TO-1 HELP?

 

I offer VIP coaching that includes everything listed above plus:

  • Bi-monthly video calls (3 calls total) with Nicole to deep dive into your business, clarify your goals, and problem solve
  • Business Life Line via Voxer App to ask me questions in the moment, M-F 9am-5pm ET

VIP details:
$3,900 for 6 months
Only 5 spots available

Not your typical

Coaching Program

I know that "coaching" can be vague. So I want to clarify something.
It’s important that you understand how this is not your typical coaching program.

This Group Coaching + Mentorship is NOT:

  • A group of friends getting together to talk about their businesses
  • A program where you learn a lot of theory but don’t know how to apply it to your business
  • Loose, flexible, and somewhat helpful if you are committed enough
  • A mix of service providers, agency owners, and other professionals across various industries

This Group Coaching + Mentorship IS:

  • A group of vetted fashion design professionals that focused on taking action in their businesses
  • Designers who all have products to sell. No idea stage designers are accepted into the group.
  • A place to learn about scaling a business and get in-depth guidance and feedback.
  • Structured and streamlined with dedicated days and times blocked off to get to work.
  • Fashion design focused entrepreneurs only so that you’re getting advice that makes sense for your business, not just anyone’s business.

This mentorship + group coaching is created for you, fashion designer, and all the specific and nuanced needs that come along
with making a physical product in the ever-changing fashion space.

Applications are Currently Closed

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Who’s behind all this?

Hi, I’m Nicole. I’m the founder of StartUp FASHION, a membership group for early stage fashion designers who are working hard to launch and grow their businesses.

I have worked in the fashion industry for almost 20 years now and
while that may make me sound like I’m one of the “old school”
folks, I have made it a non-negotiable in my life to constantly learn
and evolve how to build fashion businesses today.

Through my membership program, I have helped thousands of
fashion brand owners build businesses based on the life they want
to live, rather than what the industry tells them they “have to” do.

Now through my mentorship + small-group coaching program, I’m helping fashion
brands just like you go from launching and starting your business
to leveling up in your business, accomplishing your goals, and
realizing your full vision.

You can do anything you put your mind to, look how far you’ve
come already!

I can’t wait to help you get there.

As always, lots of love and encouragement,

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LEVELUP FASHION FAQ

  • How many designers are you accepting into the program?

    There is no cap on the number of designers accepted into LevelUp FASHION. We are accepting only 5 designers into the LevelUp FASHION VIP program.

  • Why is there an application?

    There is an application process for 2 reasons. (1) I want to make sure that I am truly able to help you. (2) to make sure that you are ready for LevelUp FASHION: you have a product to sell (no idea stage brands), you are committed to the curriculum and doing the homework, you have the resources to take action on what you’re learning.

  • Do I get access to the StartUp FASHION Designer Membership and FB group?

    Yes! Designers who are accepted into LevelUp will have free membership to StartUp FASHION while they are in the LevelUp program and access to all the resources and opportunities that come with that membership.

  • What is the price and time commitment for LevelUp FASHION?

    LevelUp FASHION is $1500 for the 4 month program. LevelUp FASHION VIP is $5,000 for the 4 month program

  • Do you offer a payment plan?

    Yes. For both LevelUp FASHION and LevelUp FASHION VIP you have the option to pay 50% upfront, 50% midway.

Applications are Currently Closed

To get notified about our next opening, enter your name and email, and we’ll be in touch.