BRANDY PHAM is co-founder and chief creative officer for Planoly. After 10 years in the fashion industry, she felt burnt out and lost her drive and creativity. One Friday after work, Pham spoke with her husband about how she was feeling. He encouraged her to quit and start her own company. The followingMonday, she took the leap of faith and started her jewelry company out of her 400 square foot NYC apt. The company was bootstrapped with savings and within the first year, she did six figures in revenue. This was achieved through pure hard work and hustle – cold calls, tradeshows and going to boutiques one by one. After having her first child, Pham wanted to spend more time at home and decided to slow down her wholesale business while growing her online business. Planning digital content for her social media and website took up the majority of the time. After showing the tedious process of planning on Instagram to her husband, he thought it was crazy. That was the genesis of Planoly. Pham took this idea and designed the software the way she wanted. In eight short months, Planoly grew to over 100k users. @brandypham @planoly
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