In the guest chair:
Founder of My Julie Bees, Julie Brown, joined us in the studio today to talk all things shoes.
Julie Bee’s was established after Julie was unable to find sustainable fashion forward shoes to wear to work and out with friends. Shoes today are made with little regard to the environment and the long-term effects on our communities. The shoes are constructed with ecologically sustainable leathers and vintage pieces providing a delightful visual and stylish appeal.
Julie started with the Department of Homeland Security and consulted for many years in Washington DC before starting Julie Bees.
“We wanted to make a sustainable, eco-friendly pair of shoes.”-Julie Brown
“You have to take 100 no’s to get 1 yes.”-Julie Brown
“We’re in one to ten million dollar boutiques all across the country.”-Julie Brown
“We’re getting ready to allow our customers to be a part of the design process.”-Julie Brown
“Bloggers have been a huge resource in helping spread our brand’s name and popularity.”-Julie Brown
“When I love something I buy it for everybody else.”-Dana Barrett
“If the first pair of shoes I buy from a particular brand isn’t comfortable I won’t go back and buy another pair.”-Dana Barrett
“Making sure you get your foot measured every time you go to get a new pair of shoes is very important.”-Julie Brown
“Last year women bought $9 billion worth of shoes online.”-Julie Brown
“If you don’t have an exit then you don’t know how to get there.”-Julie Brown
“This radio show is The Hotel California.”-Dana Barrett
In the headlines:
- An Atlanta software engineer denies he’s the hacker of 100 celebrity nude photos making headlines this week.
- Home Depot MAY be the most recent company to suffer a credit card data breach.
- The Washington Post is getting a new Publisher and CEO as owner Jeff Bezos is replaces publisher and CEO Katharine Weymouth (the last of the Graham family members) with Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a former Reagan administration official and founding CEO of Politico.
- And can we please talk about all the planes that are getting diverted because passengers are getting into fights about leg room? Delta is the latest airline getting caught up in the fray. And Southwest is sticking to their “cram people in there” philosophy.
- Join us on the second Monday of every month at 7:30PM for The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club. Each month we’ll be discussing a different business book over some yummy (complimentary) appetizers at South City Kitchen Vinings. This month’s book is: ESSENTIALISM: THE DISCIPLINED PURSUIT OF LESS by Greg McKeown – and the meeting is Monday September 8th. Everyone is welcome – but we only have room for 20, so register now!