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Business calendars: scheduling and planning #Business Talk #TDSvoices
Business calendars: scheduling and planning
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A calendar is more than just a list of dates and events and in many fashion businesses, calendars are integral in structure and operations. Depending on what you do, calendars have a variety of uses and significance being essential in...
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Financial Sense; managing and planning your financial goals in a fashion business #Business Talk #TDSvoices
Financial Sense; managing and planning your financial goals in a fashion business
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Over the years, launching a fashion business has become more challenging and more expensive. Marketing, manufacturing, materials, showroom costs and shipping rates are just some of the expenses you have to look forward to when starting a fashion business. The...
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Planet Soles: How Shoe & Footwear Design Are Giving Back
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You can’t deny it. From the stream of documentaries such as the Inconvenient Sequel and Before the Flood (The one by Leonardo Dicaprio) to the UN. Framework Convention on Climate Change. (UNFCCC) adopting the Paris Agreement, the planet is in trouble....
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Fashion’s Little Helper: Tech Tools To Manage Your Business
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Let’s face it. As a creative, you’d much rather be creating a new design or working on your latest idea than balancing numbers and spreadsheets. However, the latter’s significance can’t be denied. Finances and analytics are just as important as...
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Between the Seams: What it Costs to be in the Business of Fashion
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From afar, fashion looks like glitz and glamour. What with all the Travel, celebrities, and the element of it being a creative expression outlet. We can see why it’s tempting to take the plunge and start your own fashion brand. ...
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Choosing a business name; tips and guidelines #Business Talk #TDSvoices
Choosing a business name; tips and guidelines
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Surprisingly, one thing that might drive you out of your mind as you plan out your fashion business is your business name. Choosing a business name is vital to the success of a business and can be quite stressful. Don't...
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Business Model Framework: choosing your business model #Business Talk #TDSvoices
Business Model Framework: choosing your business model
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An important decision that you will have to address as you start up your fashion business is choosing your business model. Different types of fashion business models suit different types of businesses. Generally speaking, a business is what you do,...
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Fashion is a business; think like an entrepreneur #Business Talk #TDSvoices
Fashion is a business; think like an entrepreneur
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There seems to be a misconception about fashion. Fashion is more than just glamour, glitz and who wore it best on the red carpet. Fashion is a multibillion-dollar industry that has significant influence on the economical and societal aspect of...
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Fashion is ultimately a Business: October Business Talk series #BusinessTalk Chapter One
Fashion is ultimately a Business: October Business Talk series #BusinessTalk
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Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM ____________ We had so much fun last month gathering stories from around this continent on our Africa Speaks Series. From the artistic photographs of Nairobi at night from Nairobi...
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Learning the business of photography was Thomson Ncube’s greatest lesson (Thomson Photography)
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Zimbabwean born photographer moved to Kenya in 1999 finishing his studies in Daystar University in 2003. He thereafter worked for seven years in advertising and, in his own words, “got bored”. He had always wanted to be in business so...
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Newcomers Series – New kids on the block – Editor’s Note
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Is this really Kenyan? One of the many frequent questions we get in the store that we are most proud of. Why? Because we get to change the perception of what a Kenyan designer is and when we keep uncovering...
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HESEY DESIGNS: Nigerian Brand that Made Shoes For Richard Branson
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It's difficult to follow your dream. It's a tragedy not to. ~Ralph Martson N10,000. That’s all the start-up capital Eseoghene Odiete (aka Ese) had to launch her fashion brand, Hesey Designs, in 2013. Don’t let the zeros fool you though....
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8 Steps To Consider Before Becoming A Shoe Designer
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As Giuseppe Zanotti put it, “Never underestimate the power of a shoe.” They have the power to pull wardrobe ensembles together and build the wearer's confidence. So, it’s no wonder that there is a global market for them. Research and...
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Double Dee’s : Bra’nching the Lingerie divide for Busty Women in Kenya
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Let me start by saying that I appreciate the irony of this situation. As a member of the fun-size community, bras are just another accessory. Do you want ribbons, Russian dolls on it? Bedazzled? You got it! I’ve never experienced...
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