What’s Your NativeAdVantage:
What do you do best?
Connect people and businesses who have synergy.
What makes you the best?
I’m the best at connecting people because I genuinely care about others, have a passion for meeting interesting people and want others to succeed. I believe in Win-Win-Win situations.
How will you become the best?
By meeting many people, remembering their interests and goals and following up to make connections.
What are your aspirations?
Personal: Support doctors, scientists and researchers to find cures for cancer
Business: to make TRUE a household name
Motto: What do you want to live by? “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
People: Who do you want to meet? Richard Branson , Warren Buffet & Angelina Jolie.
Places: Where do you want to go? Space
Products: What do you want to have? Comfortable, sexy shoes and A mind reader.
Passions: What hobbies/interests do you want to learn/excel at?
I have a passion for the outdoors…I love boating, all water sports, art projects and carpentry
Want to excel at Real estate development and Communications.
Learn computer programming and to speak Italian
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A doctor and a fashion designer
Why did you start your own business?
My clients and friends encouraged me to start TRUE to bring more professional, well-educated and caring models into the fashion industry.
You Control Your Own Destiny: One reason to own a small business is the ability to direct the culture of your company. When you're in the driver's seat, you are making the decisions on how best to steer your company into the future. This might be overwhelming for some and one must know when and how best to delegate. However, when you are able to make your own decisions about how best to operate day-to-day, this leads to creating a culture, a brand and an organization like we have at TRUE.
Did you experience a pivotal moment on your way to success?
It was a pivotal moment when we moved into our first office on 7th Avenue/Fashion Avenue in New York City and when TRUE won Full Figured Fashion Agency of the year..
What’s the best small business advice you ever gave and/or received?
Be Resilient, Be Optimistic and Be Fearless
Entrepreneurs are likely to face many hard choices in the process of getting a business off the ground. When you encounter obstacles, having these qualities - resilience, optimism and courage - are key.
What’s one “best practice” more entrepreneurs should be embracing?
Hire the Right People: Hiring the right people is crucial to building a thriving business. People are truly the backbone of any successful company, and I credit my success to my teams. As President of TRUE, I've opted for a hands-on approach to the hiring process to ensure we hire the best.
Do you have a small business prediction for 2015?
Small Business Revival: There's going to be a revival in small business start ups as more Americans get back to their entrepreneurial spirit. They are going to embrace owning their own business because it offers freedom and opportunity to help others and to create their own wealth.
What’s your favorite book?
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Book by Malcolm Gladwell
Is there a quote you find particularly inspiring?
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”