Photo: Grant Friedman

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing designer Rebecca Minkoff at her Soho boutique in front of an intimate group of bloggers, editors and fellow entrepreneurs.

Check out the video of Rebecca and I talking shop (pun intended) to watch her discuss everything from how she started her business to the instrumental role that social media has played in building her brand. As a small business owner - who turned my 2008 layoff into a business opportunity (more in Marie Claire) - I took away tons of helpful advice - from tips about funding to exuding confidence to managing a team. 

Read my story in Forbes for more, and check out this LinkedIn story about how Rebecca Minkoff uniquely reimagines the customer experience.