The dark and gloomy future of retail that doesn’t have to be.

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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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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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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Businesses still do not have a cyber security plan

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Businesses still do not have a cyber security plan
Nearly half (45 per cent) of small businesses don’t have a cyber security plan for their business according to research by Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and tax group. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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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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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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Why online video is the future of content marketing

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Why online video is the future of content marketing
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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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Social Media Marketing – when you have NO CLUE!: Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook (Beginner Internet Marketing Series) (Volume 4)

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Social Media Marketing – when you have NO CLUE!: Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook (Beginner Internet Marketing Series) (Volume 4)
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING + FREE BONUS STEP-BY-STEP: Winning, Easy-to-Follow Strategies for Building a Large Following on Social Media Youtube – Instagram – Pinterest – Twitter – Facebook Learn how to make money with your Social Networks and how to market your brand most effectively Each Chapter is set up as follows: – Overview and Current […]
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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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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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<strong>Business News Wales Exclusive:</strong><br>The Future of Video Content

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<strong>Business News Wales Exclusive:</strong><br>The Future of Video Content
Video content is becoming an essential marketing tool within digital platforms. How can businesses best embrace this fast growing medium? Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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A giant cement firm may have unwittingly funded Islamic State

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A giant cement firm may have unwittingly funded Islamic State
KEEPING cool in the heat of war is not easy. That might help explain why LafargeHolcim, a French-Swiss cement-maker, blundered so badly while running operations in Syria as fighting raged. On April 24th the firm said that its chief executive, Eric Olsen, will go, a casualty of a growing scandal over its activities in the […]
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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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Technology firms and the office of the future

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Technology firms and the office of the future
FROM the 62nd floor of Salesforce Tower, 920 feet above the ground, San Francisco’s monuments look piddling. The Bay Bridge, Coit Tower and Palace of Fine Arts are dwarfed by the steel-and-glass headquarters that will house the software company when it is completed later this year. Subtle it is not. Salesforce plans to put on […]
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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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Small Healthcare Provider Pays $31,000 for Failing to Have a Business Associate Agreement With File Storage Vendor

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Small Healthcare Provider Pays $31,000 for Failing to Have a Business Associate Agreement With File Storage Vendor
Disclosing protected health information (PHI) to a business associate without a compliant business associate agreement (BAA) is an improper disclosure unde Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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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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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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Small business retail management advice – how to prepare your retail business for sale

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Small business retail management advice – how to prepare your retail business for sale
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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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“I’ll Have Copywriting Skills It Would’ve Taken a Decade to Develop on My Own”

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“I’ll Have Copywriting Skills It Would’ve Taken a Decade to Develop on My Own”
AWAI member Cara Flett discovered a resource that teaches copywriting skills she says “it would’ve taken a decade to develop on my own.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts would have serious implications for travellers

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Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts would have serious implications for travellers
THREE months into his presidency, Donald Trump has engendered little but despair among among travel-industry types. Restrictions announced today on taking laptops and iPads aboard airlines originating from eight Middle Eastern countries are probably reasonable (see Gulliver). But an ill-considered attempt in January to ban travellers from seven mostly-Muslim countries seems to have affected visitor […]
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