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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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…

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How to build your $1 Million business in the USA – Speaking at Going Global, London

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CEO Mentoring was asked to deliver an export seminar at leading European event GOING GLOBAL in London to address how to approach and succeed in the American market. The USA remains a key market for UK exporters and all the more as the Brexit will come into force very soon. Come and join us however remember that Going Global is also an opportunity for networking so come with at least 100 business cards! Learn from the Americans, they are good at it and it works. Topic: How to build your $1 Million business in the USA! Motivational and USA Expert Speaker: Thierry Bayle Date: November 17th 2017 Time: 3.30pm Location: Olympia, London UK Thierry is the co-founder of CEO Mentoring and Founder of Global Fashion Management. He has lived in the USA as a child and he will share his experience of the USA market. He has set up from…

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CEO Mentoring in the Press – £50 000 Funding available for the Fashion Industry

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CEO Mentoring has built a partnership with Global Fashion Management to ensure that more robust management tools and practices are implemented. It is also the opportunity to staple a Mentor to promising Designers, Brands and Retailers. CEO Mentoring in the Press Fashion United – Online Fashion Platform MWB – MensWearBuyer   PRESS RELEASE – Funding to Support SMEs in the Fashion Business Aimed at incorporating experience through mentoring and subject matter expert services Global Fashion Management (GFM), a niche player in the global fashion services space based out of the UK, has made available a £ 50,000 fund to subsidise initiatives to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the fashion business to incorporate robust management practices. This programme is funded and carried out in conjunction with CEO Mentoring (CEOM), a global player in mentoring services, which provides Mentors and Subject Matter Experts to the SMEs through its global network….

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Fashion United or Should I say Fashion vs United Airlines

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On April 9th, a United Airlines customer on a flight from Chicago to Louisville was dragged out of the plane due to seats that needed to be given to crew members awaited in Louisville the next day. It was done by security personnel in such a violent way that the customer had blood on his face and the videos of the incident were all over the internet. Even though it does not take away the responsibility from United Airlines, the flight the customer was boarding was a United Express flight run by Republic Airlines. When there is an overbooking (and/or possibly the need to find a seat for a crew member), the airlines have the duty to offer compensation which we understand can go up to $1350 however only $800 was offered to the customer (according to sources via CNN). United Airlines CEO, Oscar Munoz,  has won the PRWeek “Communicator…

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Fashion – How to help the new start ups?

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Working with large companies is one thing however we must all be ready to give back and work alongside Young Designers and Start Ups. When you launch your own business, you feel you know it all and you feel you are indestructible! Get real. It’s time to wake up. Running a business is about leadership skills, time management, project management, decision making in a timely manner ie without procrastination, problem solving, business and design creativity, learning skills and team management. And a few more we will leave for a subsequent article. And yet, most CEOs and Designers will feel it is not a time to learn! Do you remember what the Founder of eBay, John Donahoe, said? The more successful you are, the more you need to learn and grow. 4 Reasons why success is with you and not with your competitor * You have mastery, the skills and experience…

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List of Industries & Sectors our Mentors and Experts have experience in

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We are excited to share with you a list of industries and sectors that our approved MICs (Mentor In confidence) and SMEs (Subject Matter Expert) have experience in. This list is regularly enhanced as new Mentors and SMEs are added. Aerospace (including unmanned aerial vehicles) risk management and legal strategy Agents, sales agents & distributors recruitment & managemement (Fashion) Airline operation and control Airline process optimization Aligning business, sales, HR and technology Anti-bribery and corruption training and communication Apparel, leathergoods, accessories and jewelry Authentic Leadership, Self Awareness and Emotional Intelligience Aviation training Behavioural economics / risk management Brand Management Board Advisory Building and maintaining an ethical and compliance culture Business and financial management Business change Business development in aerospace, insurance, procuring investment Business Planning Business strategy Business Transformation Buying and Merchandising (open to buy plan and concept) Buzan’s Mind Mapping and Speed Reading Career Counselling & Development Career transitioning Category…