Give the gift that keeps on giving!

Do What You Love.Do you have a dreamer in your life who is ready to become a doer? This holiday season, give them the tools that they need to take their passions to the next level and really do something with it! Upon purchase of this workshop, you will receive a pdf gift certificate for you to fill out and give to the one you love!

Do what you love. Love what you do.

Wednesday, January 14th
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

Dreamer’s name

Jumping out of my comfort zone…

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked by George aka Orange Peel Moses, to do a singing a telegram for a woman in French. Now, I speak French but would say it’s safe to say that I’m illiterate in French and can’t read it very well. The song, Succes et  Confidences, moves fast with many words in one line. At first I was intimidated by this song. It was out of my comfort zone and difficult. I listened to it over and over and re-wrote it in a way that i could understand. I practiced singing it to anybody that would listen, including the guys manning the drive up ballot lane on Bannock Street! Practice makes perfect!

Practicing my song for the ballot lane guys!

Practicing my song for the ballot lane guys!

I arrived at Lime on the 16th Street mall and immediately knew where the birthday party was. I asked where the birthday girl was and read her the letter from the giver of the telegram. I tried my best to have a perfect French accent. The receiver, Marilyn, was grinning ear to ear. After I read the letter, I played the karaoke version of the song on my boom box bag and words in hand, sang my heart out. I had her sing along with me and we belted out the words to this beautiful French song.

Singing telegram


What a wonderful adventure that was. I got out of my comfort zone, challenged myself in my French language, and made a new friend. It turns out that the birthday girl received this gift from her friend Olivier in France who she hasn’t seen for 45 years!  Through the power of the internet, Olivier was able to find George’s company, and send a singing telegram to Marilyn all the way from across the ocean. I was so happy to be involved in such a special gift!


Checking in…

Checklist It’s so important to check in with yourself and make sure that you are where you need to be in life.

1) How is your overall happiness?

2) If you’re not happy, what is it that is making you unhappy or uncomfortable?

3) What do you need to do to address this unhappiness or uncomfortability? And keep in mind, that sometimes, time is required to address what is making you unhappy or uncomfortable and you have to have patience with yourself.

4) What are you afraid of if you are avoiding the situation that is making you uncomfortable or unhappy?

Make small steps towards getting closer to what makes you happy. Happiness is (in my opinion), the key to life. When you’re happy, the world is a brighter place. When you’re happy, you let your soul shine bright bringing joy to those around you, therefore, spreading the happiness bug.





Do What You Love!

And what I love is magic!! I’m a beginning magician who has been practicing for a few months and will be debuting my skills at the Denver County Fair this Friday!

When I’m not performing magic, I’ll be managing the fashion, green, holistic, and history pavilions with the best side kick I could imagine… my dad!! Wheeew… it will be lots of work, but fun work!  Hope to see you there!


Morning thoughts

It’s 5am in the morning and I am wide awake. I popped up this morning, not feeling stressed and worried… But feeling extremely grateful for all of the amazing opportunities that presented themselves throughout the week. They presented themselves because I thought of them and then made them happen. I stepped outside my comfort zone to initiate action. I stopped procrastinating and feeling sorry for myself (which I can sometimes do when I am in an entrepreneurial rut) and chose to instead, hang out with positive and inspiring people. The feeling that I felt like giving up, quickly disappeared. When you feel down, don’t keep yourself down. Get up! Do things that make you happy! I played a lot of music and performed alot of magic. Go through the emotions, feel sad, feel angry, cry… Get it out of your system.. And move on…

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Mission Criticals

Get your Mission Criticals out of the way this morning. Those are the 3 tasks that if you were to only complete those 3 tasks, you’re day would be all set! Everything else is a bonus!

Sometimes I feel like my Mission Criticals are 20 deep. And then I am totally overwhelmed with my task list and am stressed out. Don’t think like this! Get 3 done and give yourself a big pat on the back!

Pat on the back machine, United States Patent 4608967 by Piro, Ralph R, published 09/02/1986

Pat on the back machine, United States Patent 4608967 by Piro, Ralph R, published 09/02/1986

Spring Cleaning. Declutter!

We are well into the spring season and summer is knocking at our door!

I’ve recently returned from my WordLove tour and since I’ve been back have been on a cleansing rampage. I want to simplify everything! For me to stay inspired and energized, I need to constantly change up my studio space and design it in a way that accommodates for new goals to be achieved. I felt like I couldn’t achieve any goals until I decluttered.

SO! I spent all last week redesigning my space, getting rid of tons o’ stuff that was clogging up my space and mind and keeping the flow from well… flowing!


There were boxes of objects for ideas that were not being done, piles of fabric in bags for future ideas… and you know what? I just packed it all up and donated it. These are old ideas and projects that I’m just not into anymore. I kept looking at the bags and boxes, thinking to myself, “One day I will be inspired to do that..” but really, it was another task on my to do list that no longer served me.

Leo Baubauta, author of The Power of Less, says “ Focus on only the essential, eliminate the rest, and allow yourself to get into that beautiful state known as “flow”.

I felt guilty about not pursuing these ideas. But then I realized. STOP! Why feel guilty over not feeling inspired about something? Getting rid of these things has left me feeling like I have a fresh slate to be inspired with. And dangit! It feels GOOOOOD!

DECLUTTER! Start fresh!  Do it GUILT FREE!



Facing my fears

My name is Brandi Shigley and I have a “picking my brain” fee. I understand my value and I understand that my 15 years as an entrepreneur is worth something. I will no longer feel bad about having my fee. Consulting is one of the ways that I make a living and by golly, I love it and I am good at it and I am passionate about it. I love connecting people and assisting them in moving forward with their dreams. While on tour, I realized that my biggest fear is asking for money. Time to face those fears head on.