Don't get your Retail business clamped from day one because you failed to set up a proper and accurate Break Even Analysis.
CITY BUSINESS LIBRARY in London offers businesses many resources for research.
They also offer mentoring/ support session and many workshops.
Many of those products and services are geared up for start-ups and SMEs.
If you are in this position, rush to CBL and discover the rich content they have.
Very soon, they should offer a premium service consisting in being able to access databases and research papers online.
Everybody goes digital!
Have you visited the GFM Online Platform for young Designers and Start-Ups? DO IT HER.
Check the CBL list of Seminars and Workshops and stay tuned for our own RETAIL WORKSHOP on January 29th at 2.30pm.
Today, as the business is becoming more complex and nobody knows it all, it is paramount for retailers and brands to benefit from support and assistance to cover many business questions they have.
Who's Next Tradeshow has spotted this need from Retailers many years ago and launched the RETAIL EXPERT CLUB.
After a few years, it was obvious that 40 to 50% of the attendees and private meetings were requested by Brand owners.
The concept changed and was named FASHION SOLUTIONS.
Today any visitor, exhibitor, Brand or Retailer can attend interactive and business insightful workshops free of charge. In addition, they can also have an individual session with an Expert against a nominal fee (€50).
GFM Founder is one of the Brand and Retail Expert for the show.
Designers appreciate the 2 options offered to them:
* Learning from the comfort of their office or home - Delivered through online courses
* Learning from a 1-2-1 session with an Expert or Mentor.
Set up your own individual and private appointment here.
Upon confirmation of your company, we will send you an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).
We will also send you a quick questionnaire to fully understand your business, questions and expectations.
We want this session to be as thought-provoking, business insightful and result oriented as possible.
Independent Boutiques are Pushing the Boat Out in Bristol!
With one in every four fashion purchases taking place online, Fashion Retail is harder today than ever before and independent boutiques need to up their game.
The Jerome Pugh Agency is organising a workshop on board a barge (on the Kennet and Avon Canal) at Bristol to help retailers improve the profitability of their stores.
Thierry Bayle of Global Fashion Management will be running the workshop, which will focus on fashion retailers’ 3 key assets: stock, people and data.
Thierry Bayle, Founder of GFM, commented ‘We’re delighted to be working with Jerome and his network of boutiques. Today retail is no longer about what you know, it’s about what you don’t know’.
FOX WILLIAMS, Fashion Lawyers, is regularly organising Fashion Events, seminars and networking session.
On November 27th, discover the inside story about the Agency contract and how Brexit will affect the brand/ Agent relationship.
• Duties and obligations - how parties to an agency or distributorship agreement can use duties and obligations to their advantage - Rebecca Richardson
This 2-day event is catered for entrepreneurs, fashion designers and founders in the business of fashion and apparels, wearable technologies and fashion accessories who are looking to expand the business.
This programme is catered for designers and founders only within Asia. We encourage brands with over 2 years experience and ready to venture into the overseas market in US and Europe to participate.
Keynote Speaker: Thierry Bayle, Founder of Global Fashion Management
Building a successful Fashion Brand will mean building it internationally.
Brexit kicks in on March 29th 2019 and it is therefore vital to set up the foundations of a strong export Team, skills, knowledge and processes.
Simon's interview is to be watched if you are working or need to work with Millennials very soon.
You will get tremendous insight into what makes them tick.
An eye-opener. You won't regret it.
They are born in 1984 and after. They seem to be
* Tough to manage
* Self Interested
Over the last 4 weeks, we were discussing with 3 different prospects how was the business and the answer was simple:
"All is good - No problem".
Unlike other Brands, the owner was yet keen to open up to a candid conversation which we had after sending an NDA - non-disclosure agreement.
Then we both became serious and we started looking at real numbers, real measurable goals in the business. We did a real reality check on whether the business was prepared for a healthy 2018 end of the year and profitable 2019.
We both agreed that it was not going to be a smooth running over the next 12 to 18 months. WHY?