Rebecca Minkoff says this is the key to a successful business

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Rebecca Minkoff Answers Audience Questions

Rebecca Minkoff's brand may appear on the surface as a one-woman show, but the iconic designer is quick to say her success isn't without the help of many other people behind the scenes.

During the exclusive AOL BUILD with the American creative icon, one audience member asked what was the key to Minkoff's tremendous success in the fashion industry.



Rebecca Minkoff's brother, Uri, serves as her CEO and was front row center for her Athleisure fashion show. "I'm lucky that my brother the CEO and our President is in the audience today -- that's been there since day one..."

Her business motto boils down to one key factor: you're only as great as the people you surround yourself with.

Minkoff finished her piece of advice to the audience member by encouraging her, and other men and women interested in flourishing in the fashion industry, to "connect with entrepreneurs in the same field."

Seeing how quickly Minkoff rose to fashion stardom, we think it's safe to say the designer definitely knows what she's talking about.

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It's almost time! Last-minute touches before our first ever live Athleisure runway show at @AOL.Build. Tune in at 6pm ET (link in bio) #RMxAOL
Hi. I need this jacket. 😍 @rebeccaminkoff #RMxAOL #athleisure #nyfw #sportedition
"Work it because you're worth it!" Live launch of the @rebeccaminkoff athleisure line at @aol.build. Can't wait to workout in some of this amazing gear!!
뭐 그냥 #rebeccaminkoff #aolbuild #RMxAOL #runway #ss16
Rebecca Minkoff Athleisure Fashion Show #runway #fashion #rebeccaminkoff #workoutclothes #gymclothes #designer
Waiting to go live on AOL! Go @rebeccaminkoff!! @AOL.Build #RMXAOL
Rebecca Minkoff Athleisure Fashion Show #runway #fashion #rebeccaminkoff #workoutclothes #gymclothes #designer
I want to sport (pun intended) all of @rebeccaminkoff #athleisure in her collection launch at @aol.build tonight.💪#fitness #fashion #fitnessgoals #rebeccaminkoff #activewear
Final walk at the @rebeccaminkoff show. Such a cool and down to earth designer! #rebeccaminkoff #aolbuild
Ready for the filming of the Rebecca Minkoff Fashion Show #atleisure #behindthescenes #rebeccaminkoff #rebeccaminkofffashionshow #rebeccaminkoff #runway #activewear
Almost showtime! @rebeccaminkoff @aol.build #rebeccaminkoff
Rebecca Minkoff show @marilynagencyny 😍 #aol #rebeccaminkoff #aolbuild
Tonight's show backstage for @rebeccaminkoff NEW ATHLETIC WEAR! Make Up Keyed by the amazing @vivianamartin for @kevynaucoin cosmetics! Models make up by Moi! Catch the live AOL stream right now!!! #mua #makeupartist #makeupjunkie #makeupaddict #pretty #cute #beauty #fashion #makeupmafia #lotd #motd #eyes #gay #beat #beatface #lgbt #selfie #doubletap #instadaily #instalike #instafollow #instabeauty #igers #iphonesia #gayboy #kevynaucoin #loveit #love #boyandhismakeup #rebeccaminkoff
We're live with @rebeccaminkoff on @aol.build! Watch now on AOL.com
Who caught #RMxAOL?! Watch the live stream interview with Rebecca Minkoff right now!
Backstage in the @aol.build greenroom getting #runwayready for @rebeccaminkoff's athletic wear line ~ servin straight just-worked-out-fresh-faced REALNESS 💪🏻✨⚡️#athleisure #rebeccaminkoff #aolbuild #runwayshow #bts #RMxAOL
Let the runway show prep begin 💥 Tune in tomorrow for our first ever Athleisure runway show LIVE at 6pm ET: www.aol.com/RMxAOL @AOL.Build #RMxAOL
Ready with my #bloggerbabe friend @ekammeyer for the @aol.build x @rebeccaminkoff #athleisure launch runway show. #goodvibesonly #workitbecauseyourworthit #staytuned
Super #chick #nailart and some #super #koox like Goofing around #backstage at @rebeccaminkoff x @aol.build #athliesure show about to start watch live! Aol.com/build
Get runway ready: Enter to win 2 VIP tickets to our sold out Athleisure runway show AND all new makeup from @kevynaucoin. All you have to do is tag a friend in the comments below! Winners will be announced tomorrow at 10am ET.
Getting ready for #RMxAOL! Catch the live stream at 6 PM ET on AOL.com
Two moms and a smile
Dress rehearsal... About to go live with Rebecca Minkoff fashion show on @aol.build. Watch live at 6pm on AOL.com
Working tonight...backstage at the Rebecca Minkoff Sportswear show! #fashion #fashionShow #makeup #makeupartist #sportswear #rebeccaminkoff
Rise and shine, NYC! ☀️ Don't miss our Athleisure collection's runway debut LIVE today at 6pm ET @AOLBuild. Get a sneak peek at the colorful spring 2016 line, catch Rebecca's Q&A post-show, and shop the entire collection online (you can even pre-order those Spring peices that catch your eye). See you there: www.aol.com/RMxAOL #RMxAOL 📷 @chrisellelim
Getting a sneak peek tonight of @RebeccaMinkoff's athleisure line 🙌🏻 #RMxAOL http://t.co/x53ivOl9os
Designs for the girl who needs variety in her life. #RMxAOL http://t.co/UpHq9keBf9
Pink Panther moment for @rebeccaminkoff x @aol #backstage
@RebeccaMinkoff's new #athleisure line has us ready to hit the gym! #RMxAOL #BuildSeries
Doing the hair for the live #aol broadcast of #rebeccaminkoff athletic line! #hairbyme #warrentricomi @rebeccaminkoff #wetlook
Front Row #rebeccaminkoff
Rebecca Minkoff Show #rebeccaminkoff #fitness
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