Charlotte Fortin’s one word of advice to those considering starting a business, “Go for it.”
Fortin is a seventeen-year-old graduate from Belle River High School who had the courage to start her just three-month-old clothing business called “Wound Up Urban Couture”. “Wound Up” is a clothing marketing to women ages 18 to 40. Fortin’s father is what inspired her to follow her dream of opening a clothing store. Not only that, but she comes from a long family line of entrepreneurs and small business owners, so starting her own business was not something totally new to her.
Charlotte has been very grateful for her experience in the business thus far. She says, “I have learned more in the last three months than in four years of high school.”
And she is not done yet. Because of her young age, Charlotte has her whole life ahead of her to become even more successful than she already is. Charlotte hopes to get a job in fashion merchandising and work with a designer to create her own brand. On top of that she hopes “Wound Up” continues to grow and be successful.
http://www.wetech-alliance.com/2012/08/16/wind-up-for-wound-up/a job in fashion merchandising
“Wound Up Urban Couture” located on 195 Ouellette Street, Belle River.