Trends Blueprint: Meet the Mentor – Learning to Start & Scale a Personal Shopping Empire
Harley’s deep-rooted passion for fashion has been the driving force behind his journey
Harley, the esteemed CEO and founder of Trend Sourcing, recently graced the spotlight as the first guest on our first Meet the Mentor, a series dedicated to showcasing top mentors on MentorME. With nearly eight years of experience in the field, Harley imparts valuable insights into his journey, the secrets behind his success, and the launch of his groundbreaking educational platform, the Trends Blueprint…
As the CEO of Trend Sourcing, a renowned UK-based personal shopping company, Harley has established himself as a leader in the industry. His passion for fashion led him to venture into personal shopping, where he witnessed the tremendous potential and demand for luxury brands. Building on his success, Harley founded the Trends Blueprint, an educational platform that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools to scale profitable reseller businesses.
During the interview, Harley emphasizes the importance of maintaining a steady income while pursuing entrepreneurship. He shares his own experience of juggling a demanding 9-to-5 job with building his personal shopping venture in his spare time. Harley advises individuals to acquire a trade or skill that can provide financial stability while they work towards their entrepreneurial goals.
When asked about his decision to focus on personal shopping, Harley explains that he recognized the high demand for luxury brands. In a market saturated with other avenues like forex trading and dropshipping, Harley saw an opportunity to cater to clients seeking high-end designer products. By tapping into this existing market, he aimed to provide a unique and valuable service.
- Passion and Motivation.Harley’s deep-rooted passion for fashion has been the driving force behind his journey. He recalls his early days as a reseller, where he experienced the thrill of earning money directly from his own efforts. Inspired by the potential in the fashion industry, Harley dedicated himself to acquiring knowledge and refining his skills to succeed in the personal shopping realm.
- The Thrill of the First Sale. Recounting the excitement of receiving his first payment from his reselling business, Harley likens it to an adrenaline rush. This initial success served as a catalyst, instilling in him the reassurance and confidence needed to pursue his entrepreneurial path.
- Challenges and Brand Failures. Harley openly acknowledges that success does not come without its fair share of challenges. While he now boasts a substantial social media presence, he emphasizes that failures are seldom showcased online. Reflecting on his own journey, Harley reveals that he initially focused on low-end brands before transitioning to higher-end fashion. He learned from these experiences, striving to build trust and credibility by curating a collection of sought-after designer brands.
- Empowering Others through Trend Sourcing and the Trends Blueprint. Harley’s journey from a reseller to a prominent figure in personal shopping and dropshipping serves as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs. With Trend Sourcing and the Trends Blueprint, he continues to empower others by sharing his knowledge, strategies, and insights gained from years of industry experience. The educational platform equips individuals with the necessary tools, exclusive stock access, and guidance to succeed in the reselling industry.
Harley’s expertise and dedication have propelled him to become a respected mentor and coach in the personal shopping and e-commerce world. His journey from reselling to establishing Trend Sourcing and launching the Trends Blueprint showcases his adaptability, persistence, and commitment to helping others achieve their goals. Aspiring entrepreneurs can draw inspiration from Harley’s success story and leverage the resources provided by Trend Sourcing and the Trends Blueprint to excel in the dynamic world of personal shopping and e-commerce, you can find the full episode over on Spotify or our Youtube channel below.