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Monday, October 27, 2008

 Understanding Apparel Principles Using Software Applications
 9:00 am - 10:00 am
*Location: CMC,110 E. 9th St., Room C798

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.
Sponsored by Henry Cherner, President of AIMS
AIMS WebLink Wholesale Integration
10:00 am - 11:00 am
*Location: CMC,110 E. 9th St., Room C798

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 style master.
Sponsored by AIMS & Focal Technology
Labor Compliance & Monitoring
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Location: CMC,110 E. 9th St., Room C798

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 classifications.
Sponsored by Jesse Atilano, President of Labor Law
AIMS Apparel Easy Shop Retail Integration &
Website Development
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
*Location: CMC,110 E. 9th St., Room C798

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.
Sponsored by AIMS & Focal Technology
Costing for Profit -"Look after the cents and
the dollars will take care of themselves"
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
*Location: CMC,110 E. 9th St., Room C700

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.
Sponsored by Fashion Business Inc.
Promote Your Brand Online: Web Strategies for Apparel Vendors
4:00 pm -5:00pm
*Location: CMC,110 E. 9th St., Room C798

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.
Sponsored by Clarinova
 Tuesday, October 28, 2008
De-mystifying the Small Business Loan
10:00 am - 11:00 am
*Location: CMC,110 E. 9th St., Room C798

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.
Sponsored by Citibank
AIMS GL Integration with QuickBooks
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Location: CMC,110 E. 9th St., Room C798
There is information that needs to be included in your accounting system in order to produce financial statements. Learn the basics about how to integrate financial information into the General Ledger of QuickBooks using
the AIMS system.
Sponsored by AIMS & Focal Technology
Sourcing Asia
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
*Location: CMC,110 E. 9th St., Room C798
Sourcing is no longer a strategy just for large corporations but also appropriate for small to medium sized companies that want to profit in this competitive business world. Research - Identify - Negotiate - Complete the transactions.

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.
Sponsored by Richard Price
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
*Location: CMC,110 E. 9th St., Room C798

Learn from the experts! If you are in the apparel industry
and want to do business with major department stores, you must attend this seminar. EDI topics will include UPC
numbers, bar coding, ASN's, UCC-128 labels, EDI
integration, service bureaus and Innovis catalogs.
Sponsored by eCsss, AIMS and Innovative Systems
Textiles Online Sourcing
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
*Location: CMC,110 E. 9th St., Room C798

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.
Sponsored by MFG.com
Online Video Commerce
4:00 pm -6:00pm
*Location: CMC,110 E. 9th St., Room C798

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 Presentation.  
Sponsored by ShopFlick.com
 Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Starting your own Apparel Business
10:30 am - 11:30 am
*Location: CMC,110 E. 9th St., Room C798

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
Sponsored by
Frances Harder, Founder of Fashion Business Inc. & Author of Fashion for Profit
Hong Kong as a Gateway to China
12:00 pm - 1:00pm
*Location: CMC, 110 E. 9th St, Room C798

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.
Sponsored by Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Fashion Industry Subsidized Job Training: ETP
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
*Location: CMC,110 E. 9th St., Room C798

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. 
Sponsored by Fashion Business Inc.

Factoring: Credit Approvals & Financing For Your Business
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: CMC, 110 E. 9th Street, Room C798

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.
Sponsored by Continental Business Credit & AIMS

Illustrator Basics for the Apparel Industry
3:00pm - 4:00pm
*Location: FBI Resource Center,
                    127 E. 9th St, Suite 212

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 welcome!
Sponsored by Chris Schiotis

Brothers Digital Garment Printer Training
3:00pm - 5:00pm
*Location: FBI Resource Center,
                    127 E. 9th St, Suite 212

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.
Sponsored by Brother International

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.

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