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Previously:  We sold most of the bow ties needed for our presentation to a last-minute frantic buyer. Oops. Then I had the opportunity of meeting one of my long-time heroes: Daymond John. Lucky break – at the very beginning of the Summit, I got to meet Nate Holzapfel. He’s the founder of Mission Belt that was featured on Shark Tank about a year ago, and who ended up getting a deal with Daymond John. In their very first year they made about $12 million, so it was really cool, first to have seen Nate and this brother on TV, then see him...

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Previously:  After two experimental starts, Rachel and I finally nailed the unique style and “look” of Ceiphers Clothing. At the Las Vegas Entrepreneur Summit in October 2017, we waited to see if we would be among the dozen (out of 100) picked to present our line.   Let’s backtrack a little, to a couple of days before our Las Vegas presentation. It was a busy time for us. We were in the middle not only of releasing a winter collection, but shooting photos for that collection and for our catalog website, and selecting the items we would take to Las...

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We’re energetic and we’re ambitious and we have an amazing product, but we’re still kind of a startup. And the way life works is pretty much that you have to learn to walk before you can run. When we started Ceiphers Clothing, we figured everybody needs everyday clothes. Street clothes. So we thought we’d start there, but no. We quickly found that market was way oversaturated, and no place to dip a toe in the water. Well then, everybody likes African colors. They’re bright, they’re lively, and very appealing. So the obvious thing to do would be to make our...

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