From Underestimated to Unstoppable with Jamie Kern Lima of IT Cosmetics
When Jamie Lima started experiencing rosacea at her dream job as a TV anchor and couldn’t find a makeup brand with the right coverage, she decided she had to launch her own line. After drafting a business plan on her honeymoon, she launched IT cosmetics, and the rest is history.
Today, Jamie shares how she built her brand through pure grit and perseverance and finally sold it for $1.2 billion to L’Oreal. She also gives us a sneak peek into her new book, Believe IT: How to Go From Underestimated to Unstoppable. Jamie shares how she overcame self-doubt and finally decided to trust the feeling in her gut. She talks about the early days of building IT Cosmetics, including a funny story about her middle name. She shares her experience raising money and the lessons she’s learned from it. She explains why feedback is a gift and rejection is protection, and finally, she shares how she juggled running her business and becoming a mother after ten years of infertility.
“When you are an entreprenista, you are one of the brave ones.”
– Jamia Lima
This week on SocialFly’s Entreprenista Podcast:
- Jamie’s new book
- The early days of IT Cosmetics
- The experience of raising money
- The value of feedback
- Jamie’s work-life balance
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Getting Into eCommerce?
Do you have an eCommerce business, or are you thinking about launching one? Then this opportunity is for you! We’re excited to announce that we’re launching a free virtual event series with Shopify to help give small business owners the tools and motivation they need to get their eCommerce store up and running.
By joining us at Entreprenista on Shopify, you’ll learn how to launch your store, the best tips for SCO, and digital marketing strategies to grow your customer base. The events will be hosted by experts whose knowledge ranges from marketing to sourcing, merchandising, shipping, and procurement. Together, they’ll help you connect all of the dots to start a successful online business. You’ll hear real case studies from entreprenistas and so much more.
Shopify is also giving entreprenistas a 30-day free trial to launch your online store! Plus, when you attend the events you’ll be entered to win a free website store build valued at over $2500.
So head over to entreprenista.com/shopify to get your free trial, and join the Entreprenista on Shopify community!
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