Ember has a new client today, Leera Medina. Leera is an 'up and coming' designer who has a vision for her brand name, LeeMa Designs, as she grows her business and clothing lines. She is particular about the models she would like and she learned about Journey Talent Agency while she was visiting with her account executive at a catalog company.
She contacted Ember via phone and asked several questions and now she is ready to move forward with considering her exclusively to supply models as she needs them. Ember has welcomed her in and brought her into the office where she is discussing her models.
Leera: Yes, that's good. I don't have a line for males, but maybe one day.
Ember: Just to confirm, are you okay with the fact that I have three models to offer at this time?
Leera: Yes. My line is not huge. Any runway shows I have won't have that many outfit changes, but when I have them, the fashions that walk out first and come off can be brought out on a mannequin. I don't think I'm conventional, which is how I want to represent myself.
Leera: Yes. I also like that you are growing just as I am. I'm a small business who doesn't want to get lost in a sea of larger businesses. That personal touch is important to me.
Leera: That sounds good.
Ember: Let's have a seat and we can go over some details.
They sit down to continue their conversation.
Ember: Up north, we sometimes forget that just because the warm weather is over for us, it's not over everywhere. Do you have a date in mind?
Leera: I have a window in July. My photographer, Dallas, is moving somethings around to narrow down a date. I'm expecting to hear from him tomorrow with a locked down date. I can call you with it.
Leera: That's absolutely fine. In the future, we'll work harder to have dates outlined more in advance. I won't like, I'm still feeling my way through this and I'm learning a lot, but I'm loving it. Having my own business is living the dream.
Ember: I completely understand. There's a lot of work and a lot to learn, but it's worth every minute. And you appreciate learning from mistakes. I'm not saying you're making them, I mean for myself.
Leera: Oh, but you're right. I am learning from my mistakes. I think that is what I will appreciate most about this partnership. You'll probably be more patient with me because you are living what I'm living right now.
Ember (laughing): I certainly am.
Ember and Leera continue to talk and go over contract stuff, like rates, payment, expectations on both sides. It looks like two young business are going to grow together.
Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye