Hobbies and passion projects can be just that — activities that people engage in to pass the time and to serve as their creative outlets. But for R. Nicole Sharp, they were seeds of her slash entrepreneurship. One day, this successful businesswoman and designer felt that corporate life was no longer for her and decided to become a slash entrepreneur.
Through slash entrepreneurship, R. Nicole was able to enjoy living her dreams as a fashion designer. Quitting the corporate world gave her the liberty to let her imagination run wild, and as a consequence, two renowned brands are now credited to her name, the first of which is her shoe line, R. Nicole Collection.
The R. Nicole Collection was founded by word of mouth. It started with one pair of shoes that R. Nicole designed to wear to a sorority conference and attracted the attention of the other attendees who wanted to have it for themselves. As time went on, other women heard about the shoes and asked for different designs.
The shoe brand’s expansion has allowed it to not just cater to individual customers but also to those who want to make wholesale orders. In addition, R. Nicole Collection takes pride in being able to give customers the option of airing out their foot issues before the made-to-order process for their purchases starts.
R. Nicole’s other brand showcases her talent as a travel bag designer and is the product of years of frustration from not finding the perfect carry-on during her past work travels. No matter how hard she tried, she could not find a bag in the market that she could use to fit all of her gym and travel clothes and suits in one bag. Despite the number of travel bags and luggage being introduced, not very many met her style and needs. So, R. Nicole took matters into her own hands and designed a bag that is guaranteed to serve a traveler’s lifestyle. And that is how Tashka was born.
Tashka bags and luggage are unisex, stylish items that both men and women can enjoy. They meet carry-on travel size regulations, so no one has to worry against making the bag their companion to the next conference or weekend trip.
Its multitude of features includes an ergonomic telescopic handle, removable padded shoulder strap, large front pocket for last-minute storage, and hidden compartments for valuable items. Lightweight and water-resistant, the Tashka Travel Bag can be used as a gym bag, duffle, weekender, and carry-on for travels. Frequent travelers that hate to check-in luggage, professionals, executives, conference attendees, and more can enjoy every feature packed into this innovative bag.
R. Nicole has made the most of her talents to bring about innovative and effective products that are handy and useful for everyday use. But this fashion designer is more than your typical entrepreneur. She is also the CEO of a multi-figure consulting firm and was a warm-hearted caregiver to her Alzheimer’s-addled aunt. But if one will ask R. Nicole to describe herself, she will say that she was just a normal girl with a dream and went for it.
Entrepreneurs, designers, and all other dreamers can draw inspiration from the get-go attitude with which R. Nicole is living her life. Through her work, she encourages people to go after what they are passionate about.