A few weeks ago, we were fortunate enough to listen to Dhillan Bhardwaj speak at the B2B Convention regarding his brand: Ratchet Clothing. Ratchet Clothing was started by Dhillan designing clothes in his parent's garage, and he has since designed clothes for Rihanna, Drake, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and more. At 16 years old, he made 1 Million pounds. His grace and warmth carried him through his wise words and enlightening speech.
Here is the best advice that we took from his talk at the B2B Convention.
Fake It Till You Make It
It's all about presentation. Dhillan admits to using cheaper manufacturers and cutting loose ends to save on $. Do the same, it's okay.
Show everyone kindness. You will never know who can help you in the future. He uses people from all backgrounds for his pictures. Everything is organic.
Be Open Minded
Talk to everyone. Keep your ears and eyes open. Look for experiences in your trials and tribulations. Think bigger and never give up!
"I don't mind telling you that I only get paid £750 a month, and with that money I can spend it on anything I want. The rest of the money goes into my family pot."
Keep in mind, the first year of business you won't be making much. Set yourself a salary and stick to it.