Bumble Business: How to Make Room for New Products in Crowded Markets

Speaking on panels is one of my favorite parts of being an entrepreneur. I know that God has given me a voice that is able to inform and inspire others, and I do not take that lightly. I love to share my insights and research about all of the things that concern me, wellness, minority health & wellness, being a woman, being a woman of color, working in corporate America, starting and building a brand, and the list goes on! 

On April 4, 2018, I sat among three amazing women: Moderator Sarah Kunst, Panelist Lauren Schulte and Panelist Deborah Sawaf. We were brought together by Bumble Bizz to discuss 'How to Approach Distinguishing a Brand in A Crowded Market." In business there will always be new businesses being formed, the key is to longevity is staying true to the vision of your company but being fluid in your approach. Here's a great article to further this point.

Anyway, I digress. Below are some pics from the event, and a bit more details about each of the featured women. 

 Sarah Kunst, Briana Owens, Deborah Sawaf and Lauren Schulte

Sarah Kunst, Briana Owens, Deborah Sawaf and Lauren Schulte

 

 

 Briana Owens at the Bumble Bizz Panel in Los Angeles, CA 

Briana Owens at the Bumble Bizz Panel in Los Angeles, CA 

The moderator, Sarah Kunst, is just a BOSS! She is an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. I mean, who better to guide the conversation!! 

Lauren Schulte is the founder of the Flex Company, and is revolutionizing period products. One thing I took away from Lauren: 

1. She spoke about the importance of being Smart and having smart people around you. While being an entrepreneur is hot and buzzy right now, I think people forget the importance of being truly educated on the industry and subjects that pertain to your respective business. While there is constantly more to learn, it's important to have a strong foundation.

...but also, she is from Gwinnett County!! I mean... it is not often that people leave our town to pursue industry changing business! Sign me up for 1,000 flex discs please!! 

Finally, there was the ever elegant Deborah Sawaf, Founder and President of Thale Blanc. One thing I took away from Deborah:

1. Stay true to your brand, your vision, and go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Although Deborah has a long history in couture embroidery she still has to prove herself each day in her entrepreneurial efforts! Being an entrepreneur is a lot about being clear in your intentions and finding ways to remain confident even when things don't go as smoothly as you planned for. 

...also, she is now my fairy godmother *LOVE HERR*

 NUMBER ONE TAKEAWAY! 

NUMBER ONE TAKEAWAY!