Stars of MTV’s “Run’s House” “Daddy’s Girls” and Pastry CEO’s – Angela & Vanessa Simmons knows a bit about Fashion, Entertainment and Entrepreneurship. Angela and Vanessa Simmons are the daughters of Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons who was a founding member of the groundbreaking rap group Run DMC. He now heads up Run Athletics, an athleticwear company, along with his brother Russell Simmons. Angela and Vanessa came up with the idea for their footwear line on Run’s House, a reality series on MTV and since it’s launch years ago, it has been a huge hit! Recently, the two shared their experiences with a room filled with young, aspiring entrepreneurs during the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurship Conference + Expo in Atlanta. Sharing their tips on how to succeed in the business of fashion and beyond, Vanessa and Angela divulge that entrepreneurship by far is no piece of cake.
Check out below, the advantages and disadvantages that they’ve experienced in building their Pastry brand.