How to plan and save to take a year off to start your business with Melanie Keys of MKA Group - 009


A creative and solution motivated retail strategist, Melanie brings over 15 years of merchandising and brand development experience across global luxury and mass markets. Her extensive category and consumer insights cover apparel and accessories (Women’s, Men’s and Kids) spanning the U.S., regions, europe, asia pacific, middle east north africa and latin america.

In this episode you will learn how she took a break for a year before she discovered what she wanted to do for a living.


“Iron sharpens iron”

“What’s the worst that can happen?”

“Once I made the decision to actually commit full time. It’s amazing, the number of doors, the number of people that are there to catch you”

Actionable steps to take:

  1. Do the research. Figure out your unique selling point.

  2. Save some cash

  3. Surround yourself with like-minded people


You are a badass at making money by Jen Sincero

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