On this episode of the Black Excellence Podcast, Nana Adu-Adjei joins us to talk about driving revenue for  a retail brand. Nana has vast expertise in Retail Merchandising, Fashion Buying, and Private Label Buying.

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In This Episode of Black Excellence, We Discuss:

Nana’s Story

  • How Nana got into merchandising and working with Foot Locker
  • What it is like working for Foot Locker corporate. He’s been there for 10 years which is rare for Millennials!

Fashion Buying and Fashion Merchandising

  • What exactly does someone in Retail or Fashion Merchandising do?
  • How you can become a retail merchandiser
  • How you can become a fashion buyer.
  • How difficult it is to become a fashion buyer

Trade Shows

  • The benefits of retailers going to trade shows
  • The benefits of brands buying booths at the shows 

Air BNB and Vacation Rental Properties

  • How Nana got involved in Vacation Rentals
  • What its like running a successful business with friends
  • The websites to post vacation rentals on to get bookings
  • The best way to get started with investing in an Air BNB or vacation rental property

Resources Discussed in This Podcast

Retail Math Course – Essential for people looking to open a store, work in retail merchandising, become a fashion buyer, or master the private label industry

NACA.com – An organization that allows you to purchase a home using a very low interest rate and no down-payment. You still have to pay certain expenses for the house when you buy it though


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