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Monday, October 27, 2008
Understanding Apparel Principles Using
An overview of manufacturing, distribution and
wholesale using AIMS, Apparel Information Management System, a completely
integrated order, production and inventory control processing system for
manufacturers, importers and distributors. Learn how to manage your business
with apparel software via the internet anytime, anywhere.
WebLink is a web based front-end system that
links with AIMS.WebLink allows sales reps and wholesale customers to log in
anytime via the web and access their account activity such as check stock,
orders and invoices, view current collections and place orders. Use WebLink
to create style catalogs, with pictures, using data already in your AIMS
This seminar will outline the legal
responsibilities of apparel manufactures, contractors and retailers. Topics
include: Is your company compliant with regulatory requirements, and do you
know how to find industry monitors to assist? What are the costs and
consequences of non compliance with bill AB633? Penalties of non compliance.
Obtaining a Garment Registration Certificate. Regulations regarding
contracts with contractors. Monitoring contractors. Exempt versus non exempt
Apparel Easy Shop is an online retail store which allows selling products online directly to customers at retail prices.
Easy Shop has a user friendly administrative
system for managing customers, inventory, orders and more and can be
customized to reflect your company's unique image. AIMS, together with Focal
Technology, now offer website development. Gain the advantage of greatly
extending your line's visibility while making your goods available directly
to customers through your own website and online store.
Every entrepreneur's ultimate goal is to run a
successful company. Understanding the complexity of how to cost effectively
will play a major part in achieving this goal. The Fashion Business is
a unique industry: artistic and creative, profit-driven and demanding.
Effective Costing will take you to the heart of costing and give you the
real facts so you can realize a profitable future for your business.
Concerned that your website isn't growing your
brand and increasing sales? Learn how to improve your website to increase
sales to retailers and consumers. This seminar will explain how people use
websites and what they expect from them, presenting research on the most
effective promotion techniques, examples of excellent websites, and
guidelines for developing an effective web strategy.
Various types of lending products and services,
including SBA loans, will be discussed. Participants will be lead through
the steps necessary to apply for a loan or line of credit with a bank.
Participants will have the opportunity to practice filling out an actual
application to gain a better understanding of the questions asked and
information required on the application.
Richard Price has been working in the Asian
Markets for over 15 years and has the "Formulas" for successful sourcing.
Teaching the basics can help you figure out the right things to do.
Learn from the experts! If you are in the
This presentation will take us from how
sourcing has evolved, what options are available today online, and what a
brand owner, buyer, or sourcing professional needs to consider when looking
for the right sourcing platform to handle their garment sourcing needs.
Learn how to successfully brand, promote and
drive sales for your fashion line using online video commerce. You'll
leave with ideas and resources on how to stylishly-- yet cost effectively
produce your own product videos and expand your business with this powerful
new sales channel. Topics will include: Branding, Promoting and
Launching your line with Online Video, Making Online Video Sales a part of
your Business and Marketing Strategy and Creating a Dynamic Online Sales
Creativity is essential but it isn't enough.
The passage from initial concept to the ultimate consumer involves many
steps. This seminar is a roadmap that clearly marks each step and covers all
the important topics that are necessary when planning on starting your own
apparel company. A complete guide from concept to consumer. What do you
need to do in order to get those creative hot ideas into the stores What
licenses you need and how to get them Compliance Issues What type of funding
is needed to start and to support your venture? Do you need a Business
Plan? How to cost and make a profit? Sales & Marketing, Trade shows
Topics to be discussed will include: advantages
of selling and sourcing through Hong Kong into China, how to source products
& services through the HKTDC's trusted online market place, how HKTDC
customized business matching service helps you connect with pre-screened
Hong Kong partners for buying and selling and incentives for first-time
buyers visiting HKTDC trade events in Hong Kong.
Fashion Industry Subsidized Job Training: ETP
Are you a Business Owner? If so, you may
be eligible for subsidized training through the FBI! Fashion Business
Inc. has been designated by the State of California as a business training
center. Some of the requirements you must meet are: Be a Business
Owner (Retailer, Manufacture, Importer, Exporter, wholesaler) with at least
one full-time employee; Have a valid California State ID; Have a garment
manufactures license, if manufacturing. Attend to discover if your
business qualifies for subsidized training.
Factoring: Credit Approvals & Financing For
Learn about factoring options available for
small businesses, how factoring works and how to get credit approvals
for orders. AIMS and CBC have created an integrated system for Credit Check
Approvals. Information is transmitted directly from AIMS to CBC eliminating
duplication, errors and multiple touch points. Users receive immediate
credit decisions while the software keeps track of orders in process.
Illustrator Basics for the Apparel Industry
What designers, merchandisers and patternmakers
need to know. Topics range from basic skills to advanced techniques: Brief
tour of program user interface and toolset, layers explained, drawing with
shapes, creating a tile-able pattern, re-coloring the pattern. Beginners
Brothers Digital Garment Printer Training
Attend to learn the pre-requisites to use
Brother GT-541 inkjet garment printer. Learn the basics of designing
for digital garment printing, including the use of graphics software and
easy operation of the Brother GT-541 inkjet garment printer. Print
your own textile design samples and fabric swatches without screen-printing.
Easily print one -of-a-kind items, quickly and cost effectively. A
great way to showcase your creative designs and graphics.
The above events are arranged by the Fashion Business Inc. You can learn more about the Fashion Business Inc. here on Apparel Search or go directly to the FBI website.
FBI FREE Seminars at MAGIC Marketplace August 2008 Fashion Event Article Posted August 14, 2008
You are welcome to further discuss these fashion events at the Fashion Industry Network.