So Money - Episode 141

Heather Thomson

Founder of Yummie by Heather Thomson and RHONY Cast Member

If your guilty pleasure on a Tuesday night is watching Real Housewives of New York City, well you’re in luck with today’s guest.

Aside from being a favorite cast member on Bravo’s popular reality series, Heather Thomson is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and fashion designer best known for launching the shape wear fashion brand “Yummie by Heather Thomson“. Now as a working mom of 2, Heather’s fashion brand was grown after her personal battle to shed the baby weight and find confidence-boosting, comfortable undergarments. I can relate to that. In marketplace that was anything but that, Heather took to her sewing machine and created just what she was looking for. And over the last 6 years she has evolved her brand with plans to expand in the future.

Heather also has over 15 years of experience working with celebrities, including Sean Combs, Beyoncé Knowles, and Jennifer Lopez where she has helped create and launch their own labels just to add to her repertoire. In addition to her professional work, Heather is an involved mother of the New York Organ Donor Network and Kellner Liver Foundation, it’s a cause that she holds near and dear to her heart after her son Jax received a liver transplant as a baby.

Three takeaways from our interview:

  • We will learn how Heather, as powerful and successful woman, balances work and family while still finding time for herself.
  • Starting a business from scratch and her number one tip for anyone out there seeking to launch a company with little to no money.
  • And how she triumphantly – get this – won a more than $6 million lawsuit against a competitor and how you can too. Sometimes we feel like, as a small business owner, there’s no way we can go up  against the big guys and the big gals, but you can. And she goes through how she did it. It’s very, very inspiring.

If you’d like to learn more about Heather Thomson, visit her website and follow her on Twitter @iamHeatherT.

One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “You have to live your life and you have to live it within your means.” – Click to Tweet

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