Author: T.Williams-A

Money Matters: How to Pay Yourself a Salary as a Small Business Owner & NOT Feel Guilty About It!

Image from http://scoopak.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Salary-of-the-Month-Funny-HD-Wallpapers.jpg   I thought this picture was hilarious when I saw it.  But the reality for many of us business owners is not that funny.  Many of us are struggling to keep the business afloat that the last thing on our minds is getting paid at the end of the month!     […]

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Feb
14

What Does Your Business Do in 1 Short Paragraph? (Updated 2020)

I often wonder why companies around here find it difficult to tell us what they do in one or two sentences without making us go through the trouble of reading through an epistle.  I’m sure if you ask the guys in the cartoon up there what they do, they’ll just use one word or max […]

By T.Williams-A | Fashion Beyond Stitches
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Voluntary Rest or Mandatory Bed Rest. Choose One!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/02/17/article-0-0857EC92000005DC-962_634x639.jpg R.E.S.T!  What many of us think we don’t need…until the word “bed” precedes it.  And by then, the doctor is already involved and we really have no choice! Yes!  Many of us think we are invincible and can do everything.  Typical life of a start-up entrepreneur.  Our usual quote is “I can do all […]

By T.Williams-A | Fashion Beyond Stitches
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Jan
03

Do I Really Need to go to Fashion School to Succeed in the Industry? (Updated 2020)

That’s like asking if you need an education to succeed in life generally. But, I could also argue that many self-made billionaires either never went to school or dropped out of school. Cases in point: Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and also our very own Cosmas Maduka of Coscharis Motors…and the list […]

By T.Williams-A | Fashion Beyond Stitches
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Dec
18

Commission vs Salary… Which is the Better Option for Your Tailors?! (Updated 2019)

This question is one many designers always have a headache about as it deals with money matters.  While many of us shy away from it, it is one major problem everyone has. I’ll limit what I have to say to the one question most designers who run production units ask at every event, every seminar […]

By T.Williams-A | Fashion Beyond Stitches
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Dec
15

How to Start a Fashion Business with No Money

So you are probably curious to know how possible it is to start a fashion business with zero money right? The truth is anything is possible when you put your mind to it.  I started 2 successful businesses (well successful in their own way in terms of revenue and client base) without a kobo.  How […]

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Dec
15

Debunking the Various Myths About Fashion Design & the Industry (Updated 2019)

People tend to have misconceptions about what it takes to operate in the Fashion Industry.  Most of these misconceptions stem from certain mindsets about what people think rather than what it actually is.  So here I am debunking the various myths people have about fashion and the industry as a whole.Whilst some aspiring designers seem […]

By T.Williams-A | Fashion Beyond Stitches
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Dec
15

The Difference Between a Fashion Designer & a Tailor… Updated 2019

   vs     SO I’ve been meaning to write on this topic for a while now…. and I finally decided to do so after having yet another chat with a top don in the Nigerian Fashion Industry who felt the same way I did about the craziness that goes on around here.     The […]

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