Start Your Fashion Business - One-Month Accelerator
AT THE END, YOU'LL CREATE YOUR OWN TWO-PIECE MADE-TO-MEASURE SUIT
DURATION: 16 weeks
DELIVERY: Practical 1 Day per week + Online Modules
COURSE COMMENCEMENT DATE: Monday, Feb 1, 2021
(students must be enrolled by Jan 1 to be eligible)
At the end of this course, you will have a business set up and, with any luck, your first few customers.
For those students wanting to start a business designing and making clothing, Beg Your Pardon can also provide you with the infrastructure take your designs straight to production. We take care of garment construction, importing, quality control, fabric and accessories and much more, so that you can focus on growing your business. We'll be with you every step of the way.
A Quick Health Check
During this module, we very briefly check that you have the essentials in order. If you don't we can guide you through these first steps. Though please note, we do not provide any legal or professional advice during this course. We're just here to help you get your house in order for you to take your first steps into the world of business.
The types of questions we'll consider during this health check are:
Why do you want to open a business?
Is it a hobby business or do you plan for growth?
Do you have a vision for your business?
How will you make money?
Do you have an ABN?
Have you checked to see if your business name is available?
Is your domain available?
Do you have a business plan (or something that looks vaguely like one)?
If you don't can't answer these questions just yet, don't sweat it - we'll help you answer them.
Defining Your Products & Services
This module will help you articulate your product or service in a way that resonates with your target market.
The course touches on:
- Product photography
- Language and interpretation
- Understanding your customer
E-Com Solutions, CRMs & Point of Sale Systems
At the end of this module, you'll have started out on your e-commerce platform and you'll understand how to effectively manage CRM and POS solutions.
This module will help you better understand your ideal customer so that you can reach them easier. At the end of this course, you'll have a clear plan of attack to build your customer base and make fast and lasting connections.
Becoming an expert in needs-based selling is the single most important element of success in fashion - period. Understanding why people buy what they buy is key to unlocking huge revenues. During this course, you'll learn different approaches to needs-based selling. Through this, you'll become better equipped to create your own unique approach for your business.
Design to Production
During this module, we'll teach you how to think about fashion, from concept through to scale and mass customisation. This will help you decide what the best pathway is for your business to survive and thrive.
Organic Business Administration
Filing orders, tracking customer details and notes, remembering customers' birthdays and kids names... how do some people do it all? A successful business owner finds ways of incorporating administrative duties into their processes, so that things are organically neat and tidy.