Commuting to Los Angeles for work from her home in Ventura was taking a toll on Margie. She decided to start an apparel design consulting business to service Ventura County while also keeping clients in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Ojai and Santa Barbara. She graduated from WEV’s Self-Employment Training course in 2004, and since then, has grown the business into a two-fold venture; she serves the apparel industry and commercial productions through her design studio – and has recently launched her own swimwear/beachwear division. Margie credits the training she received from WEV for empowering her to draw a salary from her business, then double that income, hire and expand.
Photography courtesy of Julie Callahan