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Tech Crush Thursday: Josh BermanSince its launch in 2010, BeachMint has quickly become one of the hottest and most successful companies in Los Angeles. The e-commerce startup, which now includes six different “Mint” companies, lets customers subscribe to receive products hand-picked by celebrities each month. However, it’s no surprise BeachMint has done so well, seeing as the CEO and co-founder, Josh Berman, has quite the history of successful startups. Berman, who earned his undergraduate degree from UC-Santa Barbara and his MBA from University of Southern California, went on to serve as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, before co-founding and managing multiple successful Internet companies including ResponseBase Marketing and Xdrive Technologies. Berman, however, is probably best known for his role as co-founder and COO of MySpace. After recognizing the lack of integration of social and e-commerce, Berman with co-founder Diego Berdakin started BeachMint, launching their first brand, JewelMint, with Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist, Cher Coulter, in October 2010. StyleMint soon followed, with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashely Oslen in July 2011, BeautyMint with Jessica Simpson and skincare expert, Nerida Joy, in October 2011, and ShoeMint with Rachel Bilson and celebrtiy stylist Nicole Chavez in collaboration with Steve Madden soon thereafter. More recently, HomeMint with Justin Timberlake and interior designer Estee Stanley joined the family in May 2012, and intiMINT with Brooke Burke-Charvet in June 2012. Each site offers a subscription service with personalized product recommendations from the respective celebrity and expert. Although Berman attributes the success of BeachMint to “being at the right place at the right time,” he cited four factors that made a great contribution in a recent interview. He said it is important to build a strong team, let customers serve as advocates, leverage social networks where customers maintain a presence, and keep focused on priorities, rather than trying to be all things to all people.  His number one piece of advice? From the outset, build a great team – “Have teammates, don’t just keep all the equity … You’re working 12+ hours with your teammates, and that’s critical to have the right team.”Josh, you are a man of many successes. The latest of which we happen to love!

Tech Crush Thursday: Josh Berman

Since its launch in 2010, BeachMint has quickly become one of the hottest and most successful companies in Los Angeles. The e-commerce startup, which now includes six different “Mint” companies, lets customers subscribe to receive products hand-picked by celebrities each month. However, it’s no surprise BeachMint has done so well, seeing as the CEO and co-founder, Josh Berman, has quite the history of successful startups.

Berman, who earned his undergraduate degree from UC-Santa Barbara and his MBA from University of Southern California, went on to serve as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, before co-founding and managing multiple successful Internet companies including ResponseBase Marketing and Xdrive Technologies. Berman, however, is probably best known for his role as co-founder and COO of MySpace.

After recognizing the lack of integration of social and e-commerce, Berman with co-founder Diego Berdakin started BeachMint, launching their first brand, JewelMint, with Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist, Cher Coulter, in October 2010. StyleMint soon followed, with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashely Oslen in July 2011, BeautyMint with Jessica Simpson and skincare expert, Nerida Joy, in October 2011, and ShoeMint with Rachel Bilson and celebrtiy stylist Nicole Chavez in collaboration with Steve Madden soon thereafter. More recently, HomeMint with Justin Timberlake and interior designer Estee Stanley joined the family in May 2012, and intiMINT with Brooke Burke-Charvet in June 2012. Each site offers a subscription service with personalized product recommendations from the respective celebrity and expert.

Although Berman attributes the success of BeachMint to “being at the right place at the right time,” he cited four factors that made a great contribution in a recent interview. He said it is important to build a strong team, let customers serve as advocates, leverage social networks where customers maintain a presence, and keep focused on priorities, rather than trying to be all things to all people.  

His number one piece of advice? From the outset, build a great team – “Have teammates, don’t just keep all the equity … You’re working 12+ hours with your teammates, and that’s critical to have the right team.”

Josh, you are a man of many successes. The latest of which we happen to love!

Pop-Up Monday!

The first Monday of June has finally arrived! Even though it’s the beginning of the week, let yourself get excited by these upcoming summer months. A new season means new summer styles. Today’s post features three great websites that provide you with head-to-toe looks for less. One site features clothing, the other shoes, and the last bags and accessories! After shopping on these sites, you will never have to buy another designer product at full retail price.

Discover, explore, and enjoy!

1. ClosetRich.com

Featured on Refinery29, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Racked, ClosetRich “redefines and digitizes how you shop re-sale.” Unlike many other websites, the sale experience on ClosetRich provides a selection handcrafted by the fashionable Elizabeth Kott. You can shop doubt-free knowing an expert handpicked every piece of clothing. The items range from vintage to J. Crew, the prices are reasonable, and the selection is unbeatable!

2. ShoeMint.com

This innovative fashion-tech website strives to bring the variety that every girl wishes for in her shoe collection. After joining, the first step is to create a free style profile by taking a short quiz. As a member you then have the option to purchase shoes specifically selected by fashion icon Rachel Bilson and stylist Nicole Chavez based on your style profile. The site also offers insider trend reports and style tips. For only $79.98 per pair, members get all the benefits of a personal shopper and save up to 80% on luxury designer shoes!

3. BagBorrowOrSteal.com

If you’ve ever wanted a certain bag or accessory for a particular event, Bag Borrow or Steal is the website for you. The site allows shoppers to browse thousands of designer bags and accessories and rent them by the week, month, or season. There are private sales, handbag cleanings, and the opportunity to sell your own handbags. Instead of emptying your wallets for that one bag, you can now purchase a variety of items for less. Membership is free and comes with standard shipping, insurance, and returns. The designers featured include Tory Burch, Chanel, Gucci, and Kate Spade. “It’s like having access to a celebrity’s closet!” Register and spread the word about this inventive site!

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We love, love, love this video (via StyleCaster), that ShoeMint put out featuring Rachel Bilson and Steve Madden that demonstrates how a ShoeMint shoe is made.

Behind the scenes videos are such a great way to humanize your business. After all, fashion isn’t always about glamour and luxury- it’s about hard work and it all starts with manufacturing a product. 

Thanks for such a great video ShoeMint! 

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