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HAYVN Hubcast is a weekly podcast providing business owners and professionals the advice they need to help their businesses grow, thrive and succeed. In each episode you’ll hear and learn from experts in the HAYVN (co-working) community on all aspects of starting, managing and growing your business.

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How to Improve Your Digital Marketing Strategy (with Debra Lutsky) EP 56
5d ago
How to Improve Your Digital Marketing Strategy (with Debra Lutsky) EP 56
If branding, marketing, website building, design, and copywriting are not your thing, you’re likely muddling your way along by handling your own digital marketing. With millions of businesses online, digital marketing is a highly valued service for a good reason. Our guest in this episode is Debra Lutsky is the Founder and Creative Director of her own marketing agency, Digital Retail Partners. She is very clear about who her business helps and what she helps them to do. She focuses on the intersection of design and technology for online brands disrupting traditional retail and e-commerce based businesses. “It’s one thing to build a website, but you have to get people there.” -Debra Lutsky Debra graciously shares her journey from being the girl in love with fashion and art, to the Shopify certified business owner who now advocates as a partner of both HAYVN and the Women’s Business Development Council. Key Marketing Points for Every Business Owner: Key elements for impactful marketing communicationsHow design and development show up in your businessDebra’s 3 Cs for a future proof marketing strategy “Most online businesses need to focus on an omnichannel approach, [...] You need to be in all the places that your customers are in.” -Debra Lutsky Debra’s HAYVN journey started from the very beginning helping the founder Felicia with everything from website designs to email marketing to graphics and animation. Her journey is everything that HAYVN stands for in encouraging women owned businesses to keep supporting and advocating for all women who want a business or career AND to be a mother. “I could do both, I could be a mother and I could be a business owner and I wasn’t sacrificing one or the other.” -Debra Lutsky Connect with Debra Lutsky: Website Connect with Nancy: NancySheed.com
How to Improve Your Digital Marketing Strategy (with Debra Lutsky) EP 56
5d ago
How to Improve Your Digital Marketing Strategy (with Debra Lutsky) EP 56
If branding, marketing, website building, design, and copywriting are not your thing, you’re likely muddling your way along by handling your own digital marketing. With millions of businesses online, digital marketing is a highly valued service for a good reason. Our guest in this episode is Debra Lutsky is the Founder and Creative Director of her own marketing agency, Digital Retail Partners. She is very clear about who her business helps and what she helps them to do. She focuses on the intersection of design and technology for online brands disrupting traditional retail and e-commerce based businesses. “It’s one thing to build a website, but you have to get people there.” -Debra Lutsky Debra graciously shares her journey from being the girl in love with fashion and art, to the Shopify certified business owner who now advocates as a partner of both HAYVN and the Women’s Business Development Council. Key Marketing Points for Every Business Owner: Key elements for impactful marketing communicationsHow design and development show up in your businessDebra’s 3 Cs for a future proof marketing strategy “Most online businesses need to focus on an omnichannel approach, [...] You need to be in all the places that your customers are in.” -Debra Lutsky Debra’s HAYVN journey started from the very beginning helping the founder Felicia with everything from website designs to email marketing to graphics and animation. Her journey is everything that HAYVN stands for in encouraging women owned businesses to keep supporting and advocating for all women who want a business or career AND to be a mother. “I could do both, I could be a mother and I could be a business owner and I wasn’t sacrificing one or the other.” -Debra Lutsky Connect with Debra Lutsky: Website Connect with Nancy: NancySheed.com
Interview with HAYVN Founder Felicia Rubinstein and CoCo Co-Founder Lynne Pagano EP 55
Sep 12 2022
Interview with HAYVN Founder Felicia Rubinstein and CoCo Co-Founder Lynne Pagano EP 55
Whether you’re a freelancer, remote worker or a small business owner, coworking spaces can improve your productivity, focus and creativity. Women-centric coworking spaces however add a different vibe to the environment offering programs and collaborations that better support women in their professional journey.  Today’s episode is extra special as we are joined by Lynne Pagano, the Co-Founder and Community Manager from The Co-Co based in New Jersey, and Felicia Rubinstein, Founder of HAYVN located in Connecticut. Both of their communities focus on helping women, in particular, thrive and feel supported in a workspace nurtured for growth and success. They are also part of the “Sister Spaces” a collaborative relationship between six other women-centric co-working communities.   Both Felicia and Lynne share their unique experiences creating strong communities through Covid, the Great Resignation, and a recession, among many other challenges, and how they were so successful.  “We are really working hard at helping female founders." -Felicia Rubinstein  Key Takeaways from Lynne & Felicia:  Women-centric coworking spaces can still be inclusive to men  Female founders can feel supported with programs and offerings that help grow their businesses and have a fulfilling healthy life  Sister spaces don’t have to compete with each other to thrive. They can have reciprocal relationships that benefit everyone  Get comfortable with change and know that pivoting your business and focus is the way you survive uncertainty  “You have to pivot. If you want your business to keep going forward, you have to change.” Lynne Pagano  These founders share the wisdom of their journeys in opening brand new coworking spaces at a time everything literally shut down. Their advice to not take yourself too seriously is critical, but difficult to apply when you’ve put so much energy into creating a business and community. Their loving reminder to their younger selves founding these incredible coworking spaces was to enjoy the journey while you’re on it.  Check out HAYVN’s coworking partners, a.k.a. Sister Spaces here to connect across 6 different states and 11 locations.  Connect with Lynne Pagano at The CoCo:  Website  Connect with Felicia Rubinstein at HAYVN:  Website  Connect with Nancy:  NancySheed.com
Creating a Curated Marketplace for the Beauty and Wellness Markets for Black Women  EP 54
Aug 29 2022
Creating a Curated Marketplace for the Beauty and Wellness Markets for Black Women EP 54
One of the biggest joys and motivating factors for founders coming into any industry is solving a problem for a group of people. Once you find a solution or at least imagine the solution, you have to learn and take the steps needed to execute from there.  In this episode, Shelise Joseph and Kadene Brown Lafontant join us to discuss how they founded BE.U.TYMRK.D, an online marketplace of beauty and wellness products curated for Black women. They joined forces to bring a solution and representation to an underserved community with a huge potential.  “There are beauty brands that are amazing, but they can’t survive because they don’t have access to market the way others do.”   Nothing worth pursuing is going to be simple, and Shelise and Kadene are stepping up to be seen and heard for beauty and wellness brands that aren’t easily stocked into big retail stores. Doing research to determine the opportunities and best route available to bring all the needs of the core segment of Black women into one space shows how this brand is off to a great start.  Key Takeaways from the BE.U.TYMRK.D founders:  Solve a real problem  Notice where there are gaps in the industry  You can transfer best practices from one industry to another  Brand education and advocacy are part of the story, launch and success  Part of their founders’ journey including pitching at a HAYVN Hatch, where they were the winners. They shared that the pitching experience helped them with exposure, business planning and preparing them for fundraising and ultimately their official launch.   Connect with Shelise Josephs & Kadene Lafontant:  Website  Instagram  Connect with Nancy:  NancySheed.com
Do What You Love & Share Your Passion EP 52
Aug 15 2022
Do What You Love & Share Your Passion EP 52
What if the thing you enjoy more than anything in the world is also something people need more of in this world? Artist Mark Andreas started developing his passion to work creatively with wood before the age of 14. For Mark, nurturing his passion and doing what he loved mostly meant more time in nature, more peace, and more creativity. He’s allowed his creativity to flow through many adjacent experiences and careers from being a boat builder, to metal fabricator, to art educator, art director and more.  The thing for most people is finding a way to monetize and build a successful business model around their passion. As you listen to this episode, you will hear how Mark who is not only passionate about his wood working, found a way to connect what he loves most to how it benefits everyone else around as well.  Key Artistic Approaches to Work and Life:  You may have many roles, but you get to define how you see yourself.  Sharing your passion with others can be unconventional in delivery.Value the skills and experience you create for others, and charge accordingly.  “A lot of the art making process is to be able to express that excitement and exploration and discoveries that you make through the artistic process with people around.” -Mark Andreas  Mark Andreas came to HAYVN wanting to learn what it would take to build a better business model. What we love about Mark is that he not only sees what he stands to gain being part of HAYVN, but how he can also be of value to the HAYVN community.  Connect with Mark Andreas:  Art Website  Studio  Connect with Nancy:  NancySheed.com
Thinking Beyond Business and Embracing Sustainability with Soledad Matteozzi EP 50
Aug 1 2022
Thinking Beyond Business and Embracing Sustainability with Soledad Matteozzi EP 50
HAYVN Hubcast co-host Nancy Sheed is talking with Soledad Matteozzi the founder of Thinking Beyond Business, a company that helps businesses improve their environmental footprint. Soledad’s journey has taken her across the world. She grew up in Patagonia. That’s where her love for the outdoors was nurtured. She then began her career in NYC, drawn to the city by the energy and reputation for success. As an attorney she worked with US based and international companies providing legal guidance and strategies for growth including mergers and acquisitions. But there was always something missing. Once she became a mom, having 2 babies in 12 months, she knew that the time commitments of her current job were not going to fit her changed lifestyle. In perfect timing, her husband was offered a job in Stockholm and the family moved. Soledad explains how the lifestyle there was much more manageable. It’s also where she began to learn more about sustainability. Then moving to China was a wake-up call. She saw firsthand the pollution in Beijing and realized that environmental issues where a “now” problem. She went back to school studying Environmental Social Governance. Once back in the US, she knew that private industry must be a part of the solution to climate and environmental concerns. She realized companies who want to help and are committed to acting didn’t know where to start. Soledad met her business partner at HAYVN (of course!) Silvina Skverer and started the company to help save the world. Most companies they work with now: Have concerns about climate changeAre forward thinking about how they can impact their communityWant to empower their employees and find new ways to keep them engagedAre committed to making an impact beyond making money Soledad outlines how they begin with an assessment. Each company has their own version of best practices, and they want to help them understand where they are and bring on that. They also identify opportunities and risks so there are steps for short-term and long-term gains. From there they create an action plan. That includes actions as well as how to measure and evaluate. They meet each client where they are and help them develop the path forward. She explains that there is a misconception that this work will be costly. She wants everyone know that this is good business. It’s being part of the solution which will ultimately help in business success too. Simple places for any company to start: Recycle if you are not alreadyCease using plastic plates, bottles, and cupsReduce printingMotivate everyone to recycle by sharing results with your team HAYVN has been a valuable resource for Soledad and her business. They work with other members for legal and marketing support. They know that collaboration helps everyone so they think “HAYVN first” when they are looking for other resources. “Everybody can do something if you have the will to do it.” Resources: Get Tips to Green Your Business Here Website Soledad on LinkedIn Conscious Leader Network Connect with Nancy: NancySheed.com
Better Leaders Are Better Communicator with Carrie Skowronski Bonus Replay EP 49
Jul 25 2022
Better Leaders Are Better Communicator with Carrie Skowronski Bonus Replay EP 49
Being a more effective leader may be one of the most coveted skills in business. Whether you are an entrepreneur, solopreneur or executive, being effective in your role managing teams is critical. Carrie Skowronski is a Business Consultant, Gallup-certified Strengths Coach, Dare to Lead™ ️Facilitator, and the founder of Leadology. As a member of the HAYVN community, she’s made her way here from New York City and has been finding ways to creatively thrive as an entrepreneur through Covid. 3 Key Points Carrie Touches On: How and why she helps new managers become more proficient as leadersHow she helps managers become influential communicatorsHow to assess your top five strengths and navigate your way around your bottom five “When you want to learn how to give feedback or delegate, or talk about change, or receive feedback, all of those skills are communication, and when we can do that more effectively, we can help our teams” Though Carrie specializes in working with new managers, her advice and outlook on the importance of communication is universal. Being able to communicate effectively, get feedback, and galvanize your team, regardless of your role, is a critical skill worth developing. Carrie is also certified in the Brené Brown Dare to Lead Journey and she shares the value she’s experienced in taking the Top 5 Clifton Strengths assessment. It’s an effective way to learn the top 5 strengths for yourself and the people you lead. In the end, the goal of being a better communicator is being able to inspire and influence your team to action that moves the business forward. When you can communicate well, you are more effective personally and professionally. Investing in your leadership and communication skills will return positive results in all areas of your life. Connect with Carrie: Website Instagram Activate, 8 Week Effective Leader Accelerator Course Connect with Nancy: NancySheed.com
3 Steps to Better Money Habits and Personal Finance for Entrepreneurs Bonus Replay EP 48
Jul 18 2022
3 Steps to Better Money Habits and Personal Finance for Entrepreneurs Bonus Replay EP 48
Financial literacy, personal finance, and investing may be words that make some cringe, but we can agree on their importance. In this episode, Nancy Sheed is speaking to HAVYN member and financial literacy expert, Galia Gichon where she shares three easy steps you can take today to help you gain control and confidence in making better financial decisions. Gichon’s approach to personal finance can be found in the name of her website, Down to Earth Finance. She uses her 20 years of experience in finance and 10 years of experience on Wall Street to help women, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and anyone willing simplify their finances and feel more empowered. You’ll hear why these 3 steps are so important and why they are a great place to start understanding your finances and the options available to you. 3 Key Steps to Better Money Habits: Learn what investments you have (this is empowering)Consolidate your investments (save on fees and frustrations)Look at the Retirement Forecast Calculator (plan for the future) Galia also shares how writing her first novel The Accidental Suffragist, a historical fiction, further fueled her love for female empowerment, values and mission. Also, in writing this book as a passion project, Galia learned the power of doing something for yourself. Her journey to becoming a published author started as a selfish time for herself to enjoy and be part of something different. She’s now a big believer in feeding our inner desires and pursuing our passions can lead to new possibilities. You’ll never know if you don’t open up and explore your interests. Connect with Galia: Website Twitter Instagram Connect with Nancy: NancySheed.com
How a Doctor Becomes a Startup Co-Founder EP: 45
Jun 27 2022
How a Doctor Becomes a Startup Co-Founder EP: 45
You never know how or when the opportunity to reconnect with previous passions comes back into existence. For those fortunate enough to experience this phenomenon, it is beyond rewarding to discover new passions and align them to the path you intentionally choose. Dr. Courtney Toombs was able to discover new passions in the midst of enjoying previous passions. She went from publishing a memoir, to orthopedic surgery to co-founding a new clinical solution alongside her sister, Allison Toombs. Together they are bringing a new solution to the medical industry called Doctionary, a technology-based solution that brings together language, communication and medicine. Recognizing the connections in life and work: How Courtney reconnected to her creative natureSeeing an industry problem and creatively coming up with a solutionBalancing and enjoying the entrepreneurial journeySeeing how her sister fit into the solution and bringing her onboard   Even with an educational background in medicine and time management skills, Courtney shares the challenges she’s faced with her startup. Being part of HAYVN Launch connected Courtney to mentors and a community of supportive startups cheering for her success. HAYVN Launch helped accelerate her growth and the development of Doctionary which she hopes to see across the country.  “You need something to just kind of push you and accelerate you a little bit, and that's really what HAYVN Launch did for us.“ - Dr. Courtney Toombs Connect with Dr. Courtney Toombs: Website Connect with Nancy: NancySheed.com
Making Real Estate Relevant for All EP 44
Jun 20 2022
Making Real Estate Relevant for All EP 44
Making the move from corporate unfulfillment to a passion that solves a problem for thousands of people is the entrepreneurial dream. Pivoting career moves is never easy and starting in a totally new industry can be scary and super risky.  Joan Jia, Co-Founder and CEO of Rentry, a multi-family real estate technology first marketplace, made her move from fintech to bridge the gap and help consumers like you access the information needed in the real estate marketplace to build financial wealth and independence.  “We wanted to come in, digitize our experience and knowledge so that every consumer will have access…” -Joan Jia  Breaking Down Multi-Family Real Estate with Joan:  Digitize experience and knowledge only accessible to real estate professionals  How 15 years in real estate investing gave Joan an advantage  The allure of passive income for building wealth  Joan’s real estate forecast and current condition  Joan came into HAYVN LAUNCH and instantly became an asset and recipient of all the amazing benefits one comes to expect from HAYVN. Joan shares how getting into the launch program changed the way she approached real estate brokers, fundraising, her pitch to investors, and how she showed up to network and make connections.  “We want every consumer to have an alternative to build financial wealth and independence in the real estate market.” - Joan Jia  Joan has been fortunate enough to have a successful fintech career as she started to get involved in real estate investing. Her knowledge and ability to cover her bases created a way for her to ease into real estate without being overcome by the stress of pivoting careers. She was the winner of HAYVN HATCH, and her ability to focus and improve accessibility for everyone is why she is extraordinary.  Connect with Joan Jia:  Website   Connect with Nancy:  NancySheed.com
Build Strength and Be Confident at Any Age EP 43
Jun 13 2022
Build Strength and Be Confident at Any Age EP 43
Aging doesn’t have to be the end all to your confidence, your health, and your independence, but it starts with a decision:  Are you committed to setting up your future self to live abundantly and confidently?  If you’ve hit your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond, it’s never too late to begin making deposits for a better version of your future self.   This week’s guest, personal trainer and nutrition coach Linda Stephens, walks her talk, as she began training to become an IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding) Pro at the age of 42! She and Nancy get into why fitness matters and why it’s more relevant than ever for the midlife women to begin taking care of themselves.  Healthy Transformational Tips with Huge Benefits:  Get 7-8 hours of quality sleep   Take in 2-3 liters of water everyday  Have intentional movement everyday  Keep sugar, alcohol, and processed foods low and to a limit  “You can age gracefully, you can be strong, you can be healthy, you can be doing all the things you want to do well into your 80s and beyond depending on how you take care of yourself.” - Linda Stephens, IFBB Pro  Linda also addresses a myth that overstayed its welcome long ago. If I lift weights, I’ll look like a man. Sound familiar!? Most women do not have nearly enough testosterone in their body to lift and bulk up like men.   Ease your mind and know that you can lift weights, minimize your risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and counteract bone density loss and many other ailments related to old age. Building muscle and maintaining the muscle mass you have is key to your best future self!  Connect with Linda Stephens:  Website   Connect with Nancy:  NancySheed.com
Curate Your Style the Easy Way EP 42
Jun 6 2022
Curate Your Style the Easy Way EP 42
You may be working from home and getting dressed up less than you were pre-Covid, but how you dress is still a vital part of your success. With or without video calls, your image and appearance are critical to how you feel about yourself, and how you show up.  Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a personal stylist come in and help you revamp your wardrobe from disaster to a wardrobe fit for well-put-together success? Susan Singer of Closet Curator has learned style from the greats such as Stacy London of What Not to Wear and has worked with respected brands such as Gap and Banana Republic.  With thirteen years of styling wardrobes for her clients – and now as a stylist with the cabi clothing line Susan has the knowledge, expertise and opportunity to do the thing she has such love for.  “Stock your closet with items that, depending on how you mix and match them together, can cover you in almost any situation. Think of your closet as a collection.” - Susan Singer  Transformational style tips when traveling:  The shoes dictate the outfit. Always start with the shoes.  2 to 3 pairs of shoes should be sufficient for trips.A pair of sneakers to exercise or sensible shoes for walkingA pair of sandals or something a little more stylishA pair of cute evening shoes  Susan is helping women make the best of their presence, whether it is online or in-person. Styling doesn’t have to be complicated and Susan’s hand holding and eye for fashion fall right in line with the stylist we can all use.  Connect with Susan Singer:  Website   Instagram    Connect with Nancy:  NancySheed.com
How Working Moms Reclaim Self and Career EP 41
May 30 2022
How Working Moms Reclaim Self and Career EP 41
Whether you are a new mother or a third-time momma, there is often tension and guilt that comes with returning to the workplace. The desire of wanting to be with your child can create fiction with the desire to return to your work as it was pre-motherhood.  If you’re guided by the narrative that all working moms are stressed mothers (especially after we have dealt with a pandemic and the subsesquent “Great Resignation”), take a deep breath, know there is hope and this episode may be just what you need to start considering new possibilities.  Today’s guest, Dr. Hilary Berger is the Founder of Work Like a Mother. She is a career counselor and Board Certified Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor who helps mothers with career planning and strategies for life after motherhood.  “The work that I've designed is very intentionally designed to integrate small, attainable, realistic initiatives that rebuild confidence and give women a pathway back into the world that they want to be part of.”   - Dr. Hilary Berger  Key points discussed for working mothers:  Feeling shut down, like you’ve lost your identity and confidence is normal, and you are not alone  Having children doesn’t mean not thriving and reaching career goals  There are strategies you can implement to start the healing process to begin a new normalCareer relevance is not a guilty desire. You can have flexibility and options while raising your children  But the corporate landscape, culture and society do still need to change. Working moms still have struggles that corporate America is not fully prepared to deal with. While some companies make the effort to accommodate working mothers, the realities, opportunities, and standards across the board are not where they need to be for true equity.  According to AAUW, mothers are 40% more likely than fathers to report that child care issues negatively affect their careers. And an astounding 96% of dads with jobs work full time in comparison to only 78% of mothers.  Being a mother is beautiful and rewarding, and it doesn’t mean choosing your children over your career. It also doesn’t make feeling like you’ve lost yourself, your career and your passions an acceptable way of life.  Connect with Dr. Hilary Berger:  Website  Instagram   Connect with Nancy:  NancySheed.com
How To Get Your Book Published EP 39
May 16 2022
How To Get Your Book Published EP 39
Have you considered telling your story, sharing your lessons, or putting your knowledge into a book that will give you even more recognition? These days there are so many options to publishing a book.  “The good news is that with growth and technological breakthroughs, not only can we publish our own books, but we can make all the decisions…” -Amanda Miller  However, the journey to becoming a published author can be anything but straightforward. Enter Amanda Miller, a self-publishing consultant with My Word Publishing. She helps people get the confidence, strategy, and roadmap they need to publish their book.  Unpacking the complicated world of publishing:  Amanda explains the differences between self-publishing versus traditional publishingHow the oversimplification of the self-publishing process works against authors Differences between self-publishing versus hybrid publishing versus subsidy publishingWhy book marketing is more complicated than most writers thinkAmanda reveals red flags of publishers you might want to steer clear ofLearn the vital parts of publishing and key players every author will want to get published  The key to setting yourself up for success is being aware of all the people involved and the traps you need to watch out for. If you are interested in self-publishing, Amanda offers free 30-minute consultations if you’d like more information.  And she is not helping authors, she helps organize and lead a wonderful HAYVN group of young professionals called HYPE (HAYVN Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs).  Connect with Amanda Miller:  Website   Linkedin   Email: Amanda@mywordpublishing.com   Connect with Nancy:  NancySheed.com
How to Set Effective Goals and Plan for Pitfalls EP 38
Apr 25 2022
How to Set Effective Goals and Plan for Pitfalls EP 38
Small business owners suffer many of the same pains and fail for many of the same reasons. Poor marketing, unfocused business strategy and planning, lack of research and lack of direction on what to prioritize are just a few reasons why.   “Set the right goals at the right time, and set them in the right priority” -Lisa Corrado  One of the most effective ways to increase your chances of success is to have the right goals that inform what you execute on and when. Coach Lisa Corrado is a friend of HAYVN who works with entrepreneurs and small business owners to help implement the strategies and systems they need to achieve the bigger vision.  “Better Than Ever” Goal Setting Strategies & Considerations from Lisa Corrado:  Ask yourself the right questions and don’t let yourself off the hook.  Planning for pitfalls is the secret weapon everyone needs.Know that your end result may not be what you truly want and it’s okay to pivot.Set the right priorities and focus on fewer priorities to 10x your effectiveness.Know who you want to be in the vision of what you want to achieve.  “It's a lot easier to do successful and effective goal setting, if there's a process to follow” -Lisa Corrado  Doing less to achieve more is something we all may struggle with, but Lisa makes it very clear that it is critical to your success. When you start to feel overwhelmed and overcome by the size of the projects ahead of you, Lisa’s mantra “What am I doing now and what am I doing next?” can certainly keep you grounded and save your sanity.  Connect with Lisa Corrado:  Website  Instagram  Connect with Nancy:  NancySheed.com
How a New Retail Brand Gets Launched EP 37
Apr 18 2022
How a New Retail Brand Gets Launched EP 37
Taking an idea and creating a concept that you think can solve problems for others is an exciting and honorable dream to go after. Developing a product to take to market can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned entrepreneurs and businesses.   “It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others” -Zen Proverb  In this episode, Hayley Segar, founder and creator of onewith swimwear, reveals the experiences, the lessons, and skills it took for her to create comfortable swimwear that “fits just like your favorite seamless undergarments.”  Key points Hayley shares from idea to product development and launch:  Exposure to the market you desire is important to your successSeek others with complementary skills to speed up the processBuilding a company while creating a product gets really intenseOptimize support and resources along the waySometimes your high points can quickly become the biggest stress point  “I cannot convey enough how launching a product, and a brand is the hardest thing I've ever done in my entire life.” -Hayley Segar  Hayley is an active member of the HAYVN community that brings so much to the table and contributes in multiple ways. She discovered HAYVN through her interest in the HAYVN Hatch while seeking opportunities to practice her product pitch and became a natural fit into the culture. She is now a part of the Launch Accelerator Cohort and is continuing to grow her swimwear brand, onewith.  Connect with Hayley Segar:  Website  Instagram  TikTok  Pinterest  Connect with Nancy:  NancySheed.com