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Each week on “I’m a Millionaire, So Now What?”, Colleen O’Connell-Campbell, Wealth Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities, delivers inspirational stories and practical advice to self-made millionaires and wealthy families. With a focus on financial planning and wealth management strategies, Colleen and her guests cover the critical issues that truly matter to you, including succession strategies, family business governance tips, how to cope with fundraiser fatigue, finding your purpose after losing your family business, and much more.

Nov 14, 2019

Marlene Shepherd is the president, founder, and lead fashion consultant of Shepherd’s Fashions, a company dedicated to helping customers find the right looks. She received the Youville Angel Award in 2012 for her support and advocacy for young mothers and giving back to the community. Marlene studied Radio and Television in Algonquin College, Ottawa and worked for the Canadian Contemporary News. After studying French in Europe, Marlene opened the first Shepherd’s Fashions store in Ottawa and has been growing the business for over 40 years.

Marlene joins me today to share how she began as an entrepreneur and fashion consultant. She reveals how she expanded her fashion empire over the years, the challenges she faced, and how she overcame them. She discusses the inspiration behind her company’s philosophy of educating people on how to dress and accessorize. Marlene also explains why entrepreneurs should give back to the community and why this advocacy matters to her.

 

 

 

“You have to be passionate about what you do. You have to really believe in it, work hard at it, and it’ll come your way.” – Marlene Shepherd

 

 

 

Today on I’m A Millionaire…So, Now What:

  • Marlene’s inspiration for starting a fashion business
  • How Shepherd’s Fashions expanded from a small kiosk to a fashion empire
  • Overcoming hurdles in the retail and fashion industry
  • Why Marlene embraced the e-commerce era and how she adopted social media for her business
  • Why Shepherd’s Fashions gives back to the community
  • How to make employees flourish in their roles

 

 

Marlene Shepherd’s Fun, Frank Advice for Self-Made Millionaires & Wealthy Families:

  • Nothing comes easy, nothing comes fast. It’s always lots of hard work and determination. You’ve got to stick to it.

 

 

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