Fashion & Retail, Leadership

Tom Ford’s top tips to build a Fashion Label

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We want to share a very business insightful article from VOGUE AUSTRALIA and journalist Julia Frank on Tom Ford’s top advice on building a Fashion Brand. With our Mentors and Subject Matter Experts, we understand, live and breath Fashion and Retail every day. You have below and in the article from Vogue a great  summary that will make your investment in time and money very profitable indeed. If you need more help, guidance and support or just operations expertise, send us an email or connect on social media such as Twitter. 1. “Trust your instincts when it comes to design.” 2. “Never sell a controlling interest in your name. Ever. Ever.” 3. “Decide for you if fashion is an art or an artistic business. This will affect how you set up your company.” 4. “If your president or chief executive officer thinks they know the difference between dark burgundy and…

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The Six Fundamentals of Business

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When one explores the concept of business, one will find wide interpretations of what constitutes the fundamentals of business that apply universally. One can find hundreds (if not thousands) of interpretations of such principles – every commentator attempts to put a unique spin on this to justify their value and contribution. The reason they are incorrect or inappropriate is that one can find legitimate contexts where the proposed principle doesn’t apply, therefore that principle isn’t universal. There are six fundamentals that apply in all business situations, are they are: 1. The business exists to further the objectives of its owners. When one examines the mission statement of many of the world’s leading corporations, one will inevitably find references to the satisfaction of stakeholder objectives. These references not only acknowledge the owners of the corporation, but often, also identify other stakeholders such as employees, the community, the government, suppliers, and of…

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Follow us on Twitter @CEOMentoring101

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Looking to discover business insight on mentoring and management as well as inspirational quotes then follow us on TWITTER – @CEOMentoring101 – Let us share a few business and inspirational quotes Training and managing your own mind is the most important skill you could ever own, in terms of both happiness and success. T. Harv Eker Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. Richard Branson – Virgin Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.  Richard Branson – Virgin Your worst enemy is within! Change your mindset & see you grow as well as your business.  Thierry Bayle – Global Fashion Management The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.  Walt Disney – Disney As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big. Donald Trump Anything the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill…

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Get access to our Coaching & Mentoring E-Book

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Register and receive your free copy of our E-Book on Coaching and Mentoring. Over 80 pages to discover the different coaching and mentoring options. ACCESS IT HERE. CONTENT 1 Introduction 2 A model for thinking – Enhancing the senior executive 3 Life Coaching – Its nature and usage 4 Skills Coaching – Its nature and usage 5 Business Coaching – Its nature and usage 6 Executive Coaching – Its nature and usage 7 Oracle Mentoring – Its nature and usage 8 Mentoring in Confidence – Its nature and usage 9 Subject areas of expertise 10 Glossary

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How to build your strategy & action plan over lunch?

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To celebrate the NEW YEAR and a special date for CEO Mentoring, we wanted to introduce a new way to get together. If you want to get an expert and very experienced external Master Strategist’s one-on-one take on your issues resulting in a clear way forward, then arrange for us to meet over a lunch or dinner to discuss your biggest problems, challenges or opportunities. Come by yourself or with a small team of your executives, board members or investors. Expect to spend at least three hours with the expert. If you wish, forward a context document before the session to save time. The bigger the challenge you have and the nicer the meal, then the longer the session – anything from an hour to a few hours. Have been known to start with lunch – have extensive solution-related discussions for hours and end up with dinner – resulting in…

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Happy New Year 2018

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The world has become more complex and unpredictable. The only constant is change and the rate of change is accelerating exponentially so does it make sense to follow this African proverb: If you want to go fast, go alone (may be?) If you want to go far, go together. To your Family and yourself, Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2018 PS1 We remain available to discuss your 2018 resolutions. PS2 Do you know what Quality Express Mentoring is? Check it out here.

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Testimonials from our mentoring sessions with members of Uruguay XXI

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We were invited by URUGUAY XXI in October 2017 to deliver a workshop on how to successfully build the Export Business. Alongside the workshop, we were also delivering 1-2-1 mentoring sessions with a selected of companies from small medium size to large companies. As the world is becoming more complex and unpredictable, it is therefore more challenging for any CEO or top Executive to identify what is the right decision to be made for the business. In one hour or as we call it Quality Express Mentoring, you can expect significant value added brought to your business and it will positively impact personal and business growth. Discover a few testimonials from Uruguayan Companies we worked with: 1. Andres Barreiro de ITSystemsInnova “Fue sumamente enriquecedor pese a tener solo una hora”. 2. German Clark de Shaman “Paul fue muy directo, racional y objetivo sobre los aspectos a mejorar y acciones a…

Contribution from Subject Matter Experts (SME), Fashion & Retail, General Information - Miscellaneous, My Professional Growth

Top 10 Tips for reducing discounts – Beat #BlackFriday!

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Black Friday started in the USA and now it has become normal among most UK retailers. When you have more items on sale rails than on the rest of the floor, there are a number of things you can do, however, rolling your eyes and blaming the increasingly unpredictable British weather shouldn’t be one of them. The only rolling going on should be you rolling up your sleeves and taking serious action. If you want to make more money from your stock, it’s time to start working in a different way. Please note that the comments below refer to a multilabel store however the logic applies to all mono brand stores. 1 KNOW YOUR NUMBERS In order to avoid discounting, you need to understand what you are selling each month: what are your best sellers and where are the problems in your shop? I spoke to a retailer recently who…