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Lesson #50 - "What you appreciate, appreciates!"

Posted by Maryam Garba on

Gratitude is the attitude for the season! As I settle down into the Holidays with my family in Nigeria, I made a list of the top 20 things that happened for Maryam Garba LLC in 2013. It's been an incredible year and I am so thankful to everyone who continues to be a part of this dream of creating a world class fashion brand! 2013 was a year with a lived-out dream and I would like to say thank you to everyone!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Everyone! May all our dreams come true in 2014!


PS - Here is the full text of the newsletter that went out to the Maryam Garba LLC mailing list earlier today!

Dear All, 

2013 has been an incredible year for Maryam Garba LLC and we have you to thank for it!

In the Spirit of the holiday season, we thought we would share a list of the top 20 things that happened this year for Maryam Garba LLC:

1. We turned a year old in November 2013!

2. Our website ( reached 200 clients in 7 countries this year!

3. We released 2 collections this year (a core collection and a best-selling print collection)!

4. We had a successful launch & fashion show in May at the Exclusive Mid America Club in Chicago!

5. We had a gorgeous NBC Meteorologist (Alicia Roman) wear and promote Maryam Garba designs on the air!

6. We travelled to San Francisco, Boston, Indiana, London and Abuja for Fashion & Trunk Shows!

7. We started retailing in 2 Chicago-based Stores!

8. We produced our first ever gift card!

9. We reached over 1,000 likes on our Facebook page! 

10. We launched a highly rated & personal blog on our website called "Lessons in Fashion Entrepreneurship (L.I.F.E)"

11. We manufactured close to 1,000 units! 

12. We met Donna Karan (DKNY) in Los Angeles!

13. We were on Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Russian TV in Chicago!

14. We held an "appreciation" dinner in Chicago for our top clients! 

15. We presented at the "Chicago Business Synergy" Conference!

16. We dressed top Chicago Executives! 

17. We partnered with top bloggers and editors! 

18. We shared our story via video and inspired other entrepreneurs! 

19. We made lots of women happy with our top-selling "Onyi" dress! 

20. All in all, we lived out a dream! 

Thank you to everyone for continuing to be a part of the Maryam Garba LLC  story. 

Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas and & May all your dreams for the New Year come true! 

With Love & Style,
Maryam Garba,

Fashion Designer



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