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Jennifer Bandier

Jennifer Bandier

BEHIND the BRAND with Jennifer Bandier - President of BANDIER

What is BANDIER and how did you get started?

BANDIER is a luxury destination celebrating the intersection of FASHION FITNESS and MUSIC.  Curating over 50 new and established brands from around the world in its five U.S. boutiques and global e-commerce store, BANDIER has quickly established itself as the go-to shop for fashion-forward activewear. With a rapidly growing digital presence, innovative in-store events, exclusive music partnerships and burgeoning cult following amongst fashion “it girls,” social media mavens, and celebrities, BANDIER is a key cultural destination for the actively mobile generation.

Jennifer Nash Forrester

Jennifer Nash Forrester

BEHIND the BRAND with Jennifer Nash Forrester - Fitness Nutrition Specialist & Holistic Coach

You initially gained notoriety on Instagram, how has that played into your overall "brand"?

Instagram has given me a platform to connect with people all over the world. My overall goal is to help people discover how to create their own unique healthy lifestyle. Over the past year my brand has started appealing more to pregnant women and new moms.  The content I share reflects the season of life I’m in and I hope that it continues to attract like-minded individuals that are inspired by my approach to health.

Megan Minns MeganMinns.com

Megan Minns MeganMinns.com

BEHIND the BRAND with Megan Minns of MeganMinns.com & Online Business Manager for Femtrepreneur.co

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What's the inspiration behind MeganMinns.com and what's the mission for your website? 

My entrepreneurial journey officially started in 2014 when I started taking my first design clients. But it really started 15 years before then, when I designed my first website. I started from scratch. I knew nothing. But thanks to a simple website that taught me HTML, I started to learn how to build my own websites. It was a hobby that I played with throughout middle school and high school. In college, blogging became popular and I started an organizing blog in 2011. I loved customizing my blog. I spent countless hours designing and coding my blog... so much that I think I only published a handful of blog posts. I had no clue what I was doing when it came to actually writing helpful content. But I was sucked in by the tech side of it. By 2014, it became clear that people could actually build a business from their blog. I realized custom blog design was a thing and that I could do that too! I wasn't loving full-time work. I had a great job in Human Resources but felt frustrated by the lack of control. I didn't like getting in trouble for being 5 minutes late. The internal politics drove my mad. And exhausting myself at my full-time job, meant following my passion was harder and harder. So in 2014, I officially started offering custom branding and design services. I got clients quickly and loved every minute of it.