Posted: Mon 12th Apr 2021
Last week we hosted The Fashion Exchange, an online extravaganza that saw aspiring fashion entrepreneurs come together to learn how to pitch to buyers, get their products stocked on marketplaces, create a sustainable brand, and grow their ventures using social media.
In case you missed the event, we've put together ten top services that'll help any budding fashion tycoons to turn their business ideas into a reality. It's easy to book; just click or tap 'Enquire now' on your chosen service, and your adviser will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time to discuss your needs.
Your first step when starting out should be to get clear about what your dream business really looks like and visualise what you want from it in the future. With a background in retail management Louise Jenner could be just the person to get you started. Book a 'clarity session' today.
There are many funding options available to small businesses. With Hayley Parker's support you'll have the best chance of securing the funding you need. She'll help you choose the right lending facility, prepare a proposal and submit all supplementary information.
Building and implementing a sustainable supply chain for your new fashion venture is essential for long-term growth. With almost two decades of end-to-end supply chain experience under his belt, Paul Smale can help.
With over two billion users worldwide, social media is a crucial part of your brand's marketing strategy. Knowing how to get it right is easier said than done. With over ten years in the fashion industry Emma Murray will show you how to elevate your social media presence and stand out online.
Your website is one of your most important assets for sharing information, building credibility and standing out in crowded marketplaces. It's imperative therefore that would-be customers can find your website easily. Suzi Brown can design a shiny new platform for your fashion business, or can help improve the SEO of your existing site.
So, you've built a great-looking website and it's time to start selling your fashion goods. But first you need to make sure that your website is legally compliant in a way that your customers and website visitors will understand. Ingrid Fernandez has all the templates you need.
Many small businesses think that PR is expensive, complicated and just for big businesses. It isn't. Ian Hills specialises in providing PR support for new businesses. Learn what to do, how to do it, and when.
There is a lot of support online for small businesses through training, events or small groups. Off-the-shelf programmes will only take you so far though. Working with a small business coach allows you to receive structured and personalised advice. Contact Becky Upton to find out more.
Not having the right people, in the right roles, at the right time can hold you back. There's lots to consider when taking on your first employee. Ruth Cornish's employment packs make it easy. From making an offer of employment and writing contracts, right through to a new starter checklist.
Once you've cracked the UK market you'll want to consider expanding your sales overseas. Trading with the EU has changed dramatically since 1st January 2021. Malcolm Gresty will guide you through the process.
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_Want to connect with like-minded small business owners and advisers in the fashion industry? Join the fashion and jewellery group today. Hosted by Beth Jordan - who has over 30 years' experience in the fashion and textile industry - the group is a safe place to share knowledge, tackle challenges and discover opportunities.
You can book a free discovery call with Beth or any of the advisers on Enterprise Nation. Simply visit their profile and click or tap 'Request a free discovery call'._