Stage 2 / Setting Up and Running a Fashion Business
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is aimed at those who have completed our Thinking about Setting up a Fashion Business – 1 Day Intensive Beginner’s course or who have a definite idea for a fashion business and can bring their research along with them to the sessions.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
It will cover:
• Business planning
• Defining your product and service.
• Defining target customer
• SWOT analysis of the competition.
• Developing your brand.
• Methods of fabric sourcing
• The design process, cutting and sampling
• Financing, budgeting
• Pricing and costing your products.
• Marketing and P.R.
• Selling process, how to approach buyers.
• Planning production and manufacturing.
• After sales
You will be helped to put together a business plan to get your business up and running.
You are guaranteed to receive lots of personal advice as well as valuable insider information and useful contacts.
HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I ALREADY NEED?
You don’t need any prior experience but you should have started to develop ideas for a product or service and carried out at least basic research to bring along with you. We can help you identify areas where you may need to gain experience and advise you on which of our courses would give you the relevant skills or direct you where else to go to learn.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You need have a definite idea for a business and have carried out at least basic research of your customer, level of the market and the completion to bring along with you to the course.
WHAT COURSE WOULD YOU RECOMMEND AFTER THIS ONE?
You may need to gain Fashion Drawing, Fashion Design, Professional Sewing Skills or Pattern Cutting skills to run your business and we have a range of course that can help you.