As a product based business, you're part of
a very special tribe with unique goals and struggles.
The Wholesale Collective is a place for you to
connect with like-minded business owners who
truly understand how exciting and exhausting it is
to bring a product to market and sell to stores.
From popping the champagne in celebration to
ugly crying in the corner, we're here to cheer and
support each other at every stage of our business.
Carolyn Keating is the owner of Wholesale for Creatives, a resource for product based businesses looking to take the leap into wholesale. Prior to launching her business, Carolyn spent a decade in sales with a NYC-based women's accessories company where she developed and sold products to retail chains throughout the country. Her mission is to educate small businesses about the industry’s best practices so they can successfully compete in the marketplace and avoid making costly mistakes.
Nicole Swartz is an entrepreneur + attorney at Sprout Law, where she helps female entrepreneurs start and grow their companies legally. Nicole's celebrated apothecary brand, Sweet Cheeks, was featured in stores around the world and in national press like Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, the Golden Globes Giftbags, and Extra TV. Her experience as an entrepreneur inspired her to help other female entrepreneurs start and run successful companies.
Natalie Spencer is the owner of Freckles Creative Studio, a stationery and lifestyle brand with products designed to encourage you to celebrate every day with a smile. Prior to launching her business, Natalie spent 7 years in visual merchandising and product design with companies like Pier 1 and Global Views where she worked primarily with home furnishings. Since then, Natalie has grown a thriving stationery brand in the wholesale industry, taken over operations of Hooray Mail and opened Freckles School, a resource for product based business.