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    ballerinas
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    Hi Everyone,

    I’m Ferda from Sydney. I’ve been selling women’s shoes under my own brand on eBay for the past 1.5 years on a small scale.

    Having recently left my full time job to focus on building the business, I am currently in the researching/learning/networking stage. ( I know it may sound crazy to a lot of people that I left a stable job and go into retail where many are shutting doors and cutting jobs!)

    My goal is to create affordable and unique shoes, and sell to shoe shops in Australia.

    I look forward to joining the conversation and meet people who are starting up or already in the business.

    Cheers

    Ferda

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    Welcome Ferda, and congratulations on taking the first step. I also left my full time job to start self employment. In a competitive industry, it’s a matter of creating a point of difference from our competitors. What can you offer, which others don’t? Work that out, and you’re on your way.

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    Hi Ferda, and welcome,

    Thanks for joining the forum, and for sharing a little of your story with us.

    And congratulations on making the leap to full-time soloism. You’re going to love this phase of your adventure, I’m sure.

    Looking forward to learning more about you and your business in due course,
    Jayne

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    Welcome!

    Nice to meet you :)

    Shoes of Prey should probably watch out eh!? Fabulous stuff.

    Look forward to hearing more about your label!

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    Ferda
    Welcome – and good luck for the new venture. You will find your peers here helpful should you have questions along the way.

    From a shoe addict, we can’t have too many shoes – and good to see something in Australia

    Regards
    abcvic

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    ballerinas
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    TheGoldenGoose, post: 124077 wrote:
    Welcome!

    Nice to meet you :)

    Shoes of Prey should probably watch out eh!? Fabulous stuff.

    Look forward to hearing more about your label!

    Not so soon though haha… Need months and months of research(or year) before bringing the products here… Shoes of Prey are really inspiring, though my concept wont be custom made & IT heavy like them.
    Meanwhile, if you’d like to check out the shoes that I’ve made in the past two years, check out this link and would love to know what you think

    http://s1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc492/ferdashoesgallery/

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    These are hawwwt!

    http://s1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc492/ferdashoesgallery/?action=view&current=xxDSC02626.jpg

    Love it.

    Yes, SOP are definitely the ones to watch – even though you don’t do custom you should watch what they do and how they do it (especially social media). Great lessons to be learned :)

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    Ferda
    Beautiful!

    Looking forward to the launch,
    abcvic

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    Hi Ferda,
    Congratulations on taking a leap of faith, wishing you all the best with your ventures and looking forward to connecting with you soon!

    I’m sure you will find valuable help at this site, I certainly have so far.

    Enjoy the ride,
    Michelle

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    Hi Ferda,

    Congratulations! I’m also new into the retail business. I’ve just started an online store http://www.gorgeousipadcases.com.

    I’m looking into networking with fellow entrepreneurs like yourself too. I’m based in Wollongong, but spend some time in Sydney also.

    If you ever want to meet up, I’d be more than happy to!

    I’m a web designer by trade, so can possibly answer any questions you may have about setting up an online store :-)

    Good luck, and all the best with your venture!

    Bec
    http://www.gorgeousipadcases.com

    http://www.facebook.com/gorgeousipadcases
    LIKE & SHARE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE for a chance to win a gorgeous iPad Case of your own!
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    itsmyshoe, post: 124085 wrote:
    Not so soon though haha… Need months and months of research(or year) before bringing the products here… Shoes of Prey are really inspiring, though my concept wont be custom made & IT heavy like them.
    Meanwhile, if you’d like to check out the shoes that I’ve made in the past two years, check out this link and would love to know what you think

    http://s1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc492/ferdashoesgallery/They look great!

    Welcome to Flying solo and I look forward to getting to know you and your business.

    Cheers,

    Matt

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    Hi Ferda,

    First of all, congratulations for your new venture, and I pray for your success. You believed in your ideas. An Idea what makes successful entrepreneurs. I think you will achieve huge success in your business.

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