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Bringing successful guest entrepreneurs and small business owners to discuss their challenges and fears through the financial/accounting prism, and how they overcame them. What makes an entrepreneur successful? Tune in to find out!

Aug 9, 2017

In this episode we are focusing on successful entrepreneur, William Wilson, Founder and CEO of William Wilson Clothing and how he got started and overcame his fears of trying new things to become successful in his business. After serving eight and a half years in the US Navy, before becoming an award-winning celebrity clothing designer; William was on a pit crew for Ultra Motorsports, and was the first African-American to win a championship in the history of NASCAR.

Since then, he has become one of the most sought after clothing designers in America; as well as an accomplished public speaker and branding expert. William has designed looks for the red carpet at the Grammys, Oscars and Emmy Awards. He is the "Official Clothier for Charlotte Motor Speedway", and designs the Champion's  Jackets for the Coca-Cola 600, Bank of America 500, Sprint All-Star Race, and designed the official member's jacket for the Speedway Club.


  • William talks about how he never even knew anything about fashion
  • He talks about how he got started in fashion by way of the Navy, construction, and NASCAR
  • He discusses how you should try things to see what works
  • He mentions how he did not let his race affect him being the first African-American winning a NASCAR Championship
  • He loved dressing in suits while in construction, and a homeowner asked him to help him dress
  • After a while, William started charging people to capitalize from it
  • He says he didn't know what he could not do, as he had no idea who his competition was in the clothing industry
  • He talks about the fact that he did get a break by one celebrity, but that he still had to build a reputation outside of Charlotte
  • William talks about how personal branding is important and why
  • He tells you what differentiates him from all of the big clothiers
  • Listen all the way to the end to hear what his advice is on becoming a successful entrepreneur