Finally A Fashion Industry That Embraces Inclusiveness

Finally A Fashion Industry That Embraces Inclusiveness

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Finally A Fashion Industry That Embraces Inclusiveness
  Black, White, Brown, Red, Petite, Tall, Skinny, Plus sized, Freckles, Disabled, Elderly, Transgender, Gay, Queer, Lesbian, and the list keeps on growing… The difference among people is immense. The world is getting bigger, and thank goodness, more tolerant. When I was young “coming out of the closet” as it was called was a scary […]
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CD International Enterprises, Inc. (CDII) Utilizes Global Contacts, Expertise to Break Into Blooming Cannabis Industry

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CD International Enterprises, Inc. (CDII) Utilizes Global Contacts, Expertise to Break Into Blooming Cannabis Industry
CD International Enterprises, Inc. (OTC: CDII) is a company based in the United States that is engaged in sourcing industrial commodities and providing business and management corporate consulting Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Three Reasons Why You May Need A Fashion Industry Consultant?

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Three Reasons Why You May Need A Fashion Industry Consultant?
This is going to sound somewhat self serving, but a good consultant can make a difference between success or failure.  You might be new to the industry or you have been in business for many years.  I have found 3 reasons why hiring someone to help can be valuable. You are new to the industry […]
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An industry shudders as Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7bn

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An industry shudders as Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7bn
AMAZON announced on June 16th that it would pay $13.7bn to buy Whole Foods, a grocer known for its organic produce. On the face of it, the purchase might not seem to upset the grocery cart, either for Amazon or for the supermarket business. Amazon controls a measly 0.2% of America’s grocery market; Whole Foods […]
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How To Create a Million Dollars business In The Fashion Industry

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How To Create a Million Dollars business In The Fashion Industry
I have created several multi million dollars businesses in the fashion industry.  The key to their growth,was success at retail.  The bottom line is the stores that did well with my product increased their orders each season.  Their customers voted with their wallets and laid down their money to buy.  In order to build a […]
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Is Your Fashion Business In A Slump?

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Is Your Fashion Business In A Slump?
I have seen a lot of business startups that have had consistent success and growth over many years.  The trends change and they find their businesses stagnating, or worse, shrinking.  Even some of the best brands out their have lost their luster.  Companies like DKNY, Guess, and Juicy Couture, which at times were the hottest, […]
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Should You Start A Fashion Brand If You Have No Experience?

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Should You Start A Fashion Brand If You Have No Experience?
I am of the belief that no you shouldn’t.  This industry is difficult to make money in for even the most knowledgeable person, it is almost impossible for the novice. Now that I have said that, there are some of you that won’t listen.  You have a burning desire in you to do this, so […]
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Consumers Hacking Fears about Smart Home Devices Could Stunt Industry Growth

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Consumers Hacking Fears about Smart Home Devices Could Stunt Industry Growth
New research recently released by Parks Associates shows consumer anxiety about smart home devices and platforms being hacked is increasing. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Why companies in the chemicals industry are mixing

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Why companies in the chemicals industry are mixing
AS SPRING arrives, the hills of Languedoc in southern France turn green with the leaves of grapevines. This is helped along by chemicals—lots of them, confides a winemaker based near the town of Thuir in the Pyrenees. In their absence, vineyards would need natural fertilisers and to be weeded by hand, both costly. French farmers […]
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Influencer Marketing: How to Co-Create Content with Top Industry Influencers

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Influencer Marketing: How to Co-Create Content with Top Industry Influencers
Influencer marketing and co-created content can help you gain immediate competitive advantage, brand awareness and business growth if done right. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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5 Clues Your Sales Team Is Not Up To Snuff

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5 Clues Your Sales Team Is Not Up To Snuff
Fashion brands rely on their sales teams to bring in new customers, keep the customers happy and grow their business. When a company doesn’t experience growth then that is a sign something is wrong. While most times the problem is product driven sometimes it is the sales team that is failing to have results. When […]
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The 5 Challenges A Fashion Entrepreneur Faces

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The 5 Challenges A Fashion Entrepreneur Faces
Let’s face it, running your own business is tough.  It is especially tough in the Fashion Industry.  Business is stagnant and stores are closing.  Yet, no one is running around naked, so someone is selling something, why shouldn’t it be you? You do need to solve the challenges a fashion entrepreneur faces.  Here what I […]
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The fine line…

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The fine line…
“Teach don’t sell.” This is one of the most abused catch phrases of the day. While there is some truth to it, often it can become a mortal trap for lots of professionals. Let me explain. A couple of days ago I was talking with a friend of mine. He’s a smart, experienced guy with […]
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Everyone Loves A Good Makeover

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Everyone Loves A Good Makeover
Today I was reading about a homeless man who received a free makeover from a hair and grooming salon.  They offered him a new look as well as new clothes.  This man, who at 55 years old homeless for 25 years, went from looking homeless to looking like a hipster.  The locals who knew him […]
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Consumers Hacking Fears about Smart Home Devices Could Stunt Industry Growth

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Consumers Hacking Fears about Smart Home Devices Could Stunt Industry Growth
New research recently released by Parks Associates shows consumer anxiety about smart home devices and platforms being hacked is increasing. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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What Is Your Fashion Brands Unique Selling Proposition?

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What Is Your Fashion Brands Unique Selling Proposition?
Do you know what your unique selling proposition is or as some people call it your USP?  Your USP is what makes your business different from your competition. According to Theodore Levitt, author and professor at Harvard Business School. “Differentiation is one of the most important strategic and tactical activities in which companies must constantly […]
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As a Fashion Designer Is Your Brands Style Clear?

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As a Fashion Designer Is Your Brands Style Clear?
As a fashionista  you have probably noticed that most successful designers have their own style sense and point of view that is unique to them.  Their style of design would have ultimately been branded in them in the market. Studying them will  help you to develop yourself and see how one builds their style. A […]
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5 Tips On Creating A Stunning Lookbook

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5 Tips On Creating A Stunning Lookbook
  These days a look book is crucial for a fashion brand.  It has become the essential communication tool for marketing your company.   If you don’t know what it is, a look book is set of photographs displaying a fashion designer’s new collection. You can use your lookbook for everything from letting your buyers […]
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How Well Do You Know Your Market?

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How Well Do You Know Your Market?
How well do you know your market? This is an important question. Unfortunately some Entrepreneurs aren’t even sure what the market is for their product. The term “your market” is a group composed of characteristics which are used to identify a specific target group of consumers or of a market segment and can be understood […]
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Don’t Let A Toxic Employee Poison The Atmosphere

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Don’t Let A Toxic Employee Poison The Atmosphere
Over the years I have worked with several of what I call “Toxic Employees”. They do a poor to mediocre job because no matter how talented they are they don’t do their best work. They waste time on gossip, badmouthing coworkers as well as the company, and undermining others to make themselves look good. I […]
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Things that go boom!

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Things that go boom!
Here we go again… Since pretty much everything he’s touched since becoming president has gone fizzle, spurt, clunk, Mr. Trump decided to go boom. I guess it was inevitable. But why do we Americans love blowing things up so much? Kinda seems like they never let us play with the chemistry set as kids, and […]
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3 in 5 marketers feel staff shortages will hold back the industry in 2017

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3 in 5 marketers feel staff shortages will hold back the industry in 2017
Content marketing is at something of a crossroads in 2017. You could say that we’ve won the battle, now we just need to win the war. At Zazzle Media, we’ve just conducted the State of Content Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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5 Things an Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting A Fashion Brand

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5 Things an Entrepreneur Should Know Before Starting A Fashion Brand
Starting a fashion brand is exciting.  But, it can also be quite daunting. As Sophia Amoruso founder of Nasty Gal once said, “It takes a lot more than just knowing how to put an outfit together to succeed in the fashion industry, so more power to you if this is where you want to be; […]
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Pot holes and fallen tree trunks

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Pot holes and fallen tree trunks
Obstacles to your business growth are a given. In the real world things occasionally go wrong. That is just how it is. For example, I have a new client who’s business has gone down the last two years and he doesn’t know what to do about it. He’s worried, but hasn’t actually decided on a […]
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Creativity on Demand

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Creativity on Demand
According to Donatella Versace, “fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream.” Ok it is a new season and you have to design your collection. Except you just finished last season and your creative juices are running a bit thin. Wouldn’t you love to be consistently creative? The truth, though, is that we all […]
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The dark and gloomy future of retail that doesn’t have to be.

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The dark and gloomy future of retail that doesn’t have to be.
Yesterday my son (who’s been investing in stocks since he was 14 years old) and I discussed the future of Macys. A stock he owned. He asked me if I knew 3 years ago that Macys would be having trouble. I answered yes. Retail stores in general are sweating a very uphill climb. Of course […]
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America’s pot industry shrugs off Donald Trump’s harder line on legal drugs

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America’s pot industry shrugs off Donald Trump’s harder line on legal drugs
THESE are high times for America’s marijuana-industrial complex. More than half the country’s states have legalised medical cannabis, often rather loosely defined. Eight have voted to legalise the drug for recreational purposes. The industry was worth about $6bn last year, a figure that is likely to rise sharply in 2018 when recreational sales begin in […]
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