DWYL: The Nitty Gritty

Do what you love. Love what you do.
Wednesday, July 23rd
1070 Bannock Street

Register online at the bottom of this page…

Denver’s entrepreneur and fashionista, Brandi Shigley offers her workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs. ‘Do What You Love, Love What You Do’ workshops are designed to help people with business ideas take their creativity and passion to new heights by learning how to turn it into a business. Learn the art of channeling creativity into a successful business by getting tips and lessons from this award winning designer and entrepreneur.

In addition to having her work published in numerous magazines and newspapers, Brandi Shigley has been recognized for her inspiring energy and creativity in the fashion industry by major publications such as CNN Money and Denver Business Journal— naming her one of the ‘Top 40 Under 40’, ‘Top Up & Comer of the Year’ in 5280 Magazine and ‘A Designer To Watch’ in International Design Magazine. Her award winning work and passion for fashion has made Shigley a successful business owner and designer who continues to inspire other aspiring entrepreneurs and designers to follow their dreams and succeed in the world of fashion.

“Growing up in a family-owned and operated business, I only know entrepreneurship,” said Shigley in Asian Avenue Magazine. Adopted from the Philippines at 16 months old, she grew up in Colorado with her family who taught her the art of owning and operating a business since she was a child. She began her own business at age 23 when she started her own line of handbags called b.shigley designs. Even though it began as a hobby, it quickly grew into a small business, taking her designs to boutiques in Paris, London, New York, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and San Diego. She later began her own business development company called b.23 productions and is currently the Founder and CEO of Fashion Denver, lead singer in her band b.sous, and maintains a passion for helping other aspiring entrepreneurs and designers start their businesses with her workshop ‘Do What You Love, Love What You Do.’

In her workshop, Shigley covers topics on creating the perfect work space, developing a brand identity, building websites, marketing your product or service, constructing and writing a press release, producing events, and so much more!

It seems so daunting to start a business. So many questions, so many little nooks and crannies of things you need to know about growing a small business. Do What You Love, Love What You Do, was created after 11 years of constant immersion in the creative and fashion industry. It all began with my own handbag line, b.shigley designs and morphed into working in San Diego for an action sports marketing/consulting company, to starting my own small business development company, b.23 productions, and most recently creating Fashion Denver!


* Business licenses & money management 101
* Creating the perfect work space
* Developing a brand identity
* Creating a website
* Marketing online and social media
* How to get your product to market
* Writing press releases and getting your business in the press
* Creating events to  launch your product or service


* Featured in CNN Money about why I’m optimistic
* Top Up and Comer of the Year (5280 Magazine 2001)
* Top 40 Under 40 (Denver Business Journal)
* Mastermind Award in Fashion and Design (2005)
* Numerous write-ups in papers and magazines (click to see press page)
* But mostly just hard work.

Workshop location:
Fashion Denver
1070 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204


Any questions email brandi@fashiondenver.com (303.842.7298)

What people are saying:

Brandi brings a unique mix of enthusiasm, know-how and optimism to her presentations, giving those with whom she shares her wisdom both the tools and the inspiration to achieve their creative aspirations! – Ginger White / Denver Office of Cultural Affairs

Brandi Shigley is one of the key pieces to the growing and vibrant fashion industry in Denver. Since I moved back to the area four years ago, I have had the pleasure to work with Brandi on several occasions and I have been very impressed with her passion, creativity and drive. The Denver Design Incubator is in its first year of life, and we are very blessed to have this talented lady as a guest instructor and voice of public support! – Rustin Coburn, founder of Denver Design Incubator

” I wanted to thank you again for your thoughtfulness and great advice at last week’s Do what you love, love what you do work shop.  It was a sincere pleasure to meet you and hear your story.  You are an inspiration!  I hope I will be fearless and bold enough to put your advice and my inspiration to work in some way over the next year and for many years to come. “- Maria / Denver

Your enthusiasm is infectious and it’s great to hear how someone has gone out and made it all happen.“- Erin / Denver

I can’t tell you how much we appreciate you. I wish more people brought heart, passion, and fun into the world. I sincerely appreciate the good review. Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!” – Brad Blue / Denver Community Credit Union



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