Aug 25, 2020
Hannah Fastov is the Founder and CEO of Go Dash Dot, a company focused on women’s empowerment, independence, and multi-faceted bags. She started her company almost four years ago, after realizing that adulting requires a lot of stuff. Her pursuit of the perfect bag that could hold her gym clothes, extra shoes, phone, wallet, laptop—well, you get it— while looking professional and fashionable didn't exist.
Using her newly acquired skills from Brooks Brothers and rag & bone, Hannah set off on her journey to design and manufacture that perfect bag, and that's when Go Dash Dot was born. After just four years, Go Dash Dot, retails in over 50 locations nationwide, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Ireland, and most recently in Japan.
Starting your own business while working full-time can be challenging, as Hannah Fastov found out when she started her women's fashion business. Her desire to have a fashionable bag that could carry her full day’s worth of supplies as she moved from one place to another led to the birth of Go Dash Dot. But, when she needed time off to present her products at a trade show, her boss said no. She ended up having to ask for help from her mother.
From experience, Hannah learned the benefits of knowing what she wanted to get her to the next level and working on it in phases. She made sure to do her research before making any major decisions, which helped her grow her business before leaving her full-time job.
In this week's episode of Relationship Commerce, Dean Dutro is joined by Hannah Fastov, the Founder and CEO of Go Dash Dot, who talks about starting and growing her fashion business while working a full-time job. Hannah also talks about the challenges she faced when starting out, her biggest turning points, the tools she uses to grow her business, and the company's Renew program.