Today we speak with New Jersey entrepreneur Ibby Adnan. Ibby is a longtime friend of WoBistDude and he is on the show to speak about brand building, streetwear and entrepreneurship. You can learn more about Ambitious Heights here and Tailored Ink here.
1:00 – Introduction to Tailored Ink
6:00 – How do you learn about a company’s brand? What types of questions do you ask?
7:05 – Is the customer always right? Advising clients on brands and accommodating needs.
10:18 – What are the baby steps or precursors to creating a brand?
12:44 – how did you win over your first supporter or client?
15:24 – Why rebrand? What was the brand before and where do you want Ambitious Heights to go?
23:35 – How do you get honest advice and feedback?
25:17 – is there a specific way that you ask for this feedback?
26:10 – What’s it like doing business in New Brunswick? Great things? Challenges?
29:16 – working with Jersey Champs to create hub-city merchandise
30:30 – AH music
35:00 – AH Foundation
40:30 – Can you dispel a few myths about entrepreneurship?
44:00 – Could you talk about a trait that separates the clothing companies that stick around from the ones that are long gone?
46:02 – Name an artist, designer or brand that has recently influenced you
50:25 – Talk about someone that you admire but at the same time disagree with
53:52 – Rob a bank, pick 3 friends to help you do it, tell us why you would make these choices
57:34 – What will you be doing 24 hours from this call that we are on (call is happening in November 2019)
58:25 – Wrap up, where can people go to learn more about either Ambitious Heights or Tailored Ink
Ibby is a New Jersey entrepreneur in charge of the clothing company/ non-profit Ambitious Heights and the Tailore-Ink company. He lives for fashion, hip-hop and the Denver Broncos. When he is not working you can find him chillin with friends and listening to music.
Ibby contributed: Interview: Ambitious Heights