The Birth of A Brand – The UGG story with Brian Smith

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24-05-2024 • 1 hr

Join us for an exciting episode of the Business Elevation Show as we sit down with Brian Smith, the visionary Founder of the iconic UGG Australia brand. Brian's entrepreneurial journey is inspiring, having transformed a modest $500 investment into a multimillion-dollar international enterprise. UGG Australia has become synonymous with luxury and comfort, achieving over a billion dollars in annual sales for the past six years. Brian Smith graduated as a Chartered Accountant in 1978 in Australia, before moving to California in search of the next big opportunity. While studying at the UCLA Graduate School of Management, he identified a gap in the US market for sheepskin footwear, which sparked the inception of UGG. Over the next seventeen years, Brian's unwavering dedication and innovative approach propelled UGG into a global phenomenon. In this interview, we delve into Brian's book, The Birth of a Brand – Launching Your Entrepreneurial Passion and Soul, where we will explore his invaluable insights and strategies for aspiring entrepreneurs. Brian emphasises the importance of leveraging one's intrinsic assets and following one's passions to build a fulfilling and successful career. A sought-after keynote speaker and mentor to small business owners, Brian dedicates his time to educating and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. He also enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends in Southern California, surfing, and contributing to the betterment of humanity. Tune in for an engaging and informative conversation with Brian Smith during which I will be wearing my favourite slippers!