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Curated Mentorship + small- Group Coaching Program for fashion entrepreneurs

Focused on helping you scale and 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 mentorship + small-group coaching

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 business deep dive sessions

    Each month we hold a video session for you to share an obstacle you’re facing and our collective experience, skill set, and knowledge tackles the issue.

  • Accountability Partner Sessions

    Bi-monthly, you meet with your assigned accountability partner every 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.

  • Business Lessons + Shared Knowledge

    You will be part of a vetted group of between 5 and 8 designers who all have knowledge, experience, successes, and mistakes to share.

  • Dedicated Voxer channel

    Daily help through a dedicated Voxer channel to post in-the moment questions and get quick feedback from people who have been there!

Investment and commitment

OUR WORK TOGETHER IS A 6 MONTH COMMITMENT.
The investment is $1500 for six months.
*This is special reduced pricing for our Founding Group of only 20 designers. *

(payment plan available)

YOUR INVESTMENT INCLUDES:

Expert mentorship and guidance
Lifelong connections and friendship with fellow fashion entrepreneurs
Monthly small-group business deep dive sessions
Bi-monthly accountability meetings
Voxer channel access to get in-the-moment help

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 Mentorship + Group Coaching is NOT:

  • A group of friends getting together to talk about their businesses
  • A program where you only learn from only one person
  • Loose, flexible, and somewhat helpful if you are committed enough
  • A mix of service providers, agency owners, and other professionals across various industries

This Mentorship + Group Coaching IS:

  • A curated group of 5 to 8 vetted professionals that are brought together for specific reasons, based on an application process.
  • Designers who all have products to sell. No idea stage designers are accepted into the group.
  • A place to learn from a collective of experiences, perspectives, and expertise to give you the most in-depth guidance there is.
  • Structured and streamlined with dedicated days and times blocked off on our shared calendar and a promise from all involved to
    how up for themselves and for others. (otherwise, they’re out)
  • Fashion design focused entrepreneurs only so that you’re getting advice that makes sense for your business, not 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?

    We are accepting only 20 designers and groups will range from 5 to 8 people. I simply don’t have enough time to offer this to any more than that.

  • Why is there an application?

    There is an application process because I want to make sure that I am truly able to help you and to be sure you are properly grouped with people at a similar stage of business that you’re in.

  • Do I still get access to the StartUp FASHION dashboard and FB group?

    Yes. Designers who are accepted into LevelUp will have free membership to StartUp FASHION for 1 year and access to all the resources and opportunities that come with that membership.

  • Will $1500 always be the price?

    No. Because this is our first cohort, we are offering a founding cohort discounted program cost.

  • Do you offer a payment plan?

    Yes. We will be offering a monthly payment plan option for those who need it. This is actually only being offered for this first cohort considering what is happening in the world right now. For our following cohorts, the payment plan will be 50% upfront, 50% at the 3 months mark.

Applications are Currently Closed

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