EP 345 | Brand Extensions with Nicole Gibbons

October 10, 2023

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If you’ve ever thought of a brand extension, this is your episode. From building a social media following to raising venture capital, Nicole Gibbons shares first-hand knowledge of her own path to business success.

In this episode we learn:

  • decide what kind of business you’re want to build and test the desirability of prototypes
  • decide how much capital you need, if you plan to scale the business
  • identify your business’ unique competitive advantage
  • how licensing works


Hone in on your aesthetic and create a vibe that is uniquely you. Narrow your point of view.



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About Nicole Gibbons

Nicole started her career in public relations but pivoted to pursue her passion and became an interior designer. Her work in the design world enabled her to identify that the traditional paint shopping experience was broken, and she saw an opportunity to improve the process from start to finish. Since founding Clare in 2018, Nicole has earned a reputation as a groundbreaking entrepreneur that’s challenging the status quo of a centuries-old industry. 


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