Success Never Goes Out Of Style For Ethnic Clothing Entrepreneur In Sheffield, VT
The popularity of Gay's designs led her to start a small company called Samii Clothes and, eventually, make the fateful trip to New York. Returning home with orders from buyers across the country, Gay realized that expanding Samii Clothes from a home-based sideline into a full-fledged business would require expertise in finance, marketing, and human resources - skills that she simply did not have. Gay Ellis began working with SCORE Volunteer Counselors Ben Harris and Bill Mathers to develop a business strategy for Samii Clothes. Ben and Bill advised Gay on developing a business plan, identifying sources of financing, preparing presentations, personnel management and product lines. Along with sound advice and objective critiques, the two counselors were a source of unlimited encouragement.