“The whole concept of the brand is just to be able to feel glamorous but feel comfortable,” says Kiya in the second half of this Feature. Kiya Tomlin, Founder and Owner of “Kiya Tomlin,” shares more advice to business owners such as “don’t be shy about asking questions and be confident.”

She also shares more about the internal battle faced by many entrepreneurs, such as “proving yourself.” Kiya also says that people of color don’t have the option to make mistakes and no access to funding, which holds many entrepreneurs of color back.

She mentions that she designs specifically for women between 30 to 65 years of age. In the end, she encourages entrepreneurs to create their stories and learn from failures.

She talks about:

* Her experience with shyness
* What’s holding back people of color
* Her Uptown Sweats design
* Describes the brand’s website
* Who she designs for
* Her goal for the future
* Upcoming winter collection and her 1st venture with the NFL

Join Ramon Vela and Kiya Tomlin as they break down the inside story on The Story of a Brand.

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For more on Kiya Tomlin, visit: https://www.kiyatomlin.us/

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