Fashion Beyond Stitches

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 […]

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Jan
23

How Can I Help You Solve Your Problem?

How can I help you solve your problem?  It’s a question I find myself asking over and over again.  Well a cross between this and “How can I assist?”  Since I actively started blogging again, I have been inundated with calls and messages from people who are either frustrated about the growth of their fashion […]

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Jan
15

The role of a fashion designer in production

This message reiterates what we face @garmentproductionhouse from enquirers in general. I think the question remains: ‘Who exactly is a fashion designer & what are their responsibilities?’ A fashion designer has the vision for their business and their designs. The factory also has its target market. Where the target market is a B2B market, i.e. […]

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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 […]

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Jan
03

Visual Merchandising – Fashion Business Opportunity

Visual merchandising is a truly unique business idea not being explored currently in Nigeria, business owners will be open to working with you if you can prove to them that you can utilize it to boost their sales. You’ll have very little competition and the startup costs are very low because it is a service […]

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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 […]

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