The question mark denotes, I'm not sure if that's what this will convey, but that's this story topic, but we'll see. Maybe the title should read: Is Transparency in Fashion. Starting the Blog as an extension of the website was initially something I thought the site should have. Why? I had seen it on some websites prior. However, I'm not a writer, Blogger or otherwise, but I started putting information on how to wear some of the pieces, I did coordination of animal print etc. For 2020, I wanted something different. Fashion can be fickle and by that, in my opinion, its a up and down business. That part, made me look at different directions for the business and I think I have a few. What I've identified so far, is once you have an idea, map it out and if you need help mapping it out, get it. When I began N-V-Us Fashions and Boutique in 2010, I had a plan, but I didn't map it out. In my opinion, I had enough money and I knew some people and I had a degree, I loved to shop, people complimented me on my attire, I got this! I started a business plan and deserted it sometime after receiving a call that an appointment had been scheduled for me at the World Trade Center in Dallas. I hadn't completed the summary or the strategic analysis, didn't have a marketing plan..."I know how to market!" - now I know where I can purchase product - Humph! Got me a license, a name (thanks Dawna), asked my friend/stylist if I could use her salon on weekends to set up (thanks Lola)....let's go! If I can find the photos, I'll post next month - my first boutique. After all that, I still did not return to finish the business plan. Guess what - I did have it, but I also didn't listen to alot of helpful information. When one prays, God will always bless you, if you ask him, even when you mess it up. N-V-Us Fashions and Boutique has gone from a weekend only business to a mall - "boy I could sure do that different now" - to an online boutique and also a vendor. I'm still having fun! FYI - when its no longer fun, I'm going to move on to something else. I still love fashion, I still have fun choosing items, I still get goosebumps when clients tell me about a style they purchased years ago, that they pull out in a pinch or just because, and still wear. Why? It still looks good, its still in style and it still fits! LOL! There's more to come, the plan is in motion. I thank God and I thank my clients! I decided this time I would complete the business plan - it can be an evolving living document - but I needed some help, because I don't know everything and my degree was Business Information Technology, but that's OK, with God's help, I got this!