WYBC & Yale University salute Neville Wisdom Fashion Design Studio

WYBC & Yale University salute Neville Wisdom Fashion Design Studio

Name: Neville Wisdom

Business Name: Neville Wisdom Fashion Design Studio, 27 Broadway, New Haven

Year Business was started in New Haven: 2007 

Why did you start your own business?

I started my own business because I wanted to do what I love and I also wanted to be in control of my own destiny.

Why did you choose to start your business in New Haven?

I chose New Haven because I migrated from Jamaica and settled in New Haven. I would’ve have started my own business no matter where I lived and I had a fashion design company in Jamaica prior. 

What challenges did you have to overcome in starting your business?   

 At the time I started my business funding was one of the major challenges, but now that I know better, experience was my biggest challenge. I have no regrets but for those who may be trying to start their own business. Get as much information as you can and make sure you can adjust your budget if you don’t meet your projections. Just find a way, dream big, act fast and never worry about failure.  Starting a business in Connecticut was not easy but could have been easy if I had a more confidence and push the limits a little much more and not compromise. Stay true to who you are.