TIPS FROM THE TOP


17-10-2017

How To Delegate

The art of delegation is one thing business owners must master. For entrepreneurs and those just starting out, relying on another team member to...

20-08-2017

Legal Case: Alan Friend Ltd V Prototype 21 Ltd

“Looking back, I should have done my due diligence more carefully.” When artist Alan Friend met John Boak, director of Prototype 21 Ltd,...

10-08-2017

Sage – Keeping On Top of Your Accounts

How Sage can help you take care of your business accounts”¦ Sage began as a small business in the UK 30 years ago and over 13000 colleagues now...

03-06-2017

Top Tips on Retaining the Staff You Love

Digital marketing recruitment specialists, Forward Role recruitment has revealed exactly the kind of employee benefits people really want. 35% of...

25-05-2017

Radley vs Poundworld

What you need to know and advice to other businesses, By Maya Muchemwa, Trainee Trade Mark Attorney, Marks & Clerk…  The case: The...

09-05-2017

FashionCapital Business Law Mentor – Nick Gould Talks Banking Standards

“The common sense lawyer with mismatched shoes” Nick Gould, Partner at the law firm of Gunnercooke and Chairman and co-founder of SME...

19-04-2017

Contract Essentials – What Do You Need To Know?

On March 30th, Freeths, who were a headline sponsor of our Manchester Trunk Show, delivered an informative seminar surrounding contract essentials....

09-02-2017

Protecting Your Design in the UK

This article busts three of the myths relating to protecting designs and provides practical tips for fashion designers. This is particularly topical...

12-01-2017

Fashion Business Planning Advice by Faye Watts

Tax expert and founder of www.fuseaccountants.co.uk , Faye Watts, works with a number of fashion businesses advising them on everything from their...

30-11-2016

DesignerHelp Business Start Up Advice – The 5 Magic Questions

Designerhelp Business Start Up Advice…    The 5 ’Magic’ Questions 1) Who Will Your Customers Be? Simple enough question, who will you...

22-11-2016

DesignerHelp: Do You Really Need a Website?

Over the last 20 years the internet has changed from a (predominately) information super highway to a product selling vehicle. Small business...

09-11-2016

DesignerHelp: How to Attract Retail Buyers?

Most of the start ups I work with automatically assume that they will be supplying retailers, many expect/hope/dream of supplying Harrods, Harvey...

08-11-2016

The Dark Side of Black Friday

British retailers have been told to be wary of the “dark side of Black Friday”, as the authorities continue to ramp up their attempts to bring...

04-10-2016

How Your Fashion Brand Can Give Back

You’ve put a lot of hard work into launching and running your fashion brand; you have created products that customers love, and you have attracted...

04-10-2016

Crowdfund Your Business

Marita Huurinainen, a high fashion brand from Finland, is convinced about the benefits of crowdfunding. The company, whose brand is nowadays among...

27-09-2016

Businesses Transformed Through Social Media

In the age of the digital revolution businesses are expected to be transparent. Some people ask if this cause for concern ”“ Big Business being...

06-09-2016

The Rise of Consumer-Generated Content for Luxury Brands

New technologies and a ”˜push’ on all things digital have led to fashion brands and retailers becoming increasingly customer-centric...

06-09-2016

Tips From The Top: 5 Ways To Stand Out and Stay Ahead

Blogger and business owner Kate Beavis shares her 5 ways to stand out and be seen in a crowded market. On the second day of London Edge, Kate...

01-09-2016

6 Ways to Spot Money Laundering in Your Business

”¦and how to prevent it long term”¦ * EU legislation continues to target money laundering and terrorism financing * Corporate crime expert...

19-08-2016

Losing the Right to Use Your Own Name!

What have Roland Mouret and Karen Millen got in common? Yes, both are established names in the world of fashion albeit one more high-end while the...

18-08-2016

5 Ways To Improve Customer Service

Today’s consumers are ever-demanding and will take their custom elsewhere if service is not up to scratch, here are 5 top-tips to ensure your...

10-08-2016

Ensuring Your Service with Retail Insurance

Taking a look at the finer points of retail-based insurance”¦ It’s a world of constant pressure. You’re always on your feet, on your toes,...

21-07-2016

The Snapchat Impact

With numerous businesses and brands using the app to share their latest company news and information instantly to their consumers, it is no wonder...

11-07-2016

Ask The Experts: Sarah Mitchell, Head of Public Performance at PPL

I’m confused about the music I can legally play in my store ”“ do I need a licence to use most platforms? Along with the look and feel, music...

01-07-2016

The Spirit of Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurial spirit is called upon, it seems, for the ’call-to-action’. We are creative. We are different. We are innovative. So what...

14-06-2016

Annual Return New Rules From 30th June

From 30th June , new rules come into force regarding Annual Returns which, from that date, will be replaced by a Confirmation Statement. Nick Gould...

16-05-2016

7 Reasons You Should Have A Mobile-Friendly Ecommerce Site

If you don’t already have a mobile website or a mobile responsive design for your site, then not only are you disappointing your mobile users,...

11-04-2016

Before you Begin

Starting up your own business: Be your own boss, make more money, fulfil your dreams”¦ there are numerous reasons why people decide to start up...

07-04-2016

New Rules Affecting Every UK Private Company

From 6 April 2016 all private companies must comply with new rules to create a register (the PSC Register) of individuals (PSCs) and legal entities...

22-03-2016

The Budget: Retail Expert at Bond Dickinson LLP Comments”¦

Following Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget announcement regarding changes to business rates, Gavin Matthews, Retail expert and partner at Bond...

10-03-2016

How Brands Approached Cross-channel Accessibility Throughout Fashion Week

Fashion Week, whether it’s in London, Milan, New York or Paris, it is these events that shine the brightest spotlights across the fashion...

07-03-2016

All You Need to Know About SEO

In the age of technology, your company website is one of the most important ways of communicating with your customer. With online sales rising each...

14-01-2016

Fashion PR for Beginners ”“ The Press Release

Tips to Remember When Creating and Sending a Press Release”¦ + Most fashion editors and stylists prefer to be contacted via e-mail. Remember...

04-01-2016

A Guide To Social Media For Up and Coming Designers

The virtual world is global, accessible by millions and expanding. Online marketing is a cheap and effective method of marketing if used correctly....

21-12-2015

Funded Training Award for up to 10 Leicestershire Businesses

The CapitB trust recognises the size of, and ambitions for growth, in the Leicestershire garment industry.  To support businesses the Trust would...

02-12-2015

5 Reasons A Brand is Losing Sales

As Founder of Goose Design, Apparel branding expert Jenni Arksey is a master at rejuvenating brands and providing longevity to labels that have lost...

03-11-2015

Scaling Up Your Fashion Enterprise

Save the date: Thursday 19th November 7pm for your chance to ask your business advice questions to our trio of industry professionals. After two...

03-10-2015

Bonuses Not A Prime Motivator for Retail Staff

A new survey by One4all Rewards’ reveals that money isn’t everything for 75% of retail workers”¦ BONUSES often involve sizeable investment by...

24-09-2015

Know your Factory – Thursday 8th October

Do you know what to look for and what questions to ask when working with your manufacturer?  If you are new to the world of garment manufacturing...

23-09-2015

First Webinar from the Experts a Success!

On 17th September Jenny Holloway CEO of Fashion Enter, Annabel Kay, Director of Irenicon and Jenny Tolmie, Partner of Griffin Stone Moscrop & Co...

14-09-2015

Wearable Tech to Take Note of Now

Shannon Edwards CEO of Styloko.com discusses the emergence of wearable tech & how to create a successful harmony between desktop, mobile and...

08-09-2015

Starting A Home Based Business

Considering a home based career? Then read on for some possible business ideas”¦ Today Tens and Thousands of people are considering starting a...

05-08-2015

From Start Up to Scale Out Webinars for Fashion Businesses

How does your business look from behind? It’s great to have design and making skills, but if you want a viable business you have to make sure the...

30-06-2015

Dedicated Followers

Firing up Referrals in the Fashion Industry, by Gideon Lask, CEO & Founder of Buyapowa. Picture the scene. It’s a hazy spring afternoon in...

29-06-2015

Don’t Forget Your DNA

“Yes, we live in a data driven era, but don’t forget about your DNA.”   As the season of the top digital fashion events draw to a close and...

29-04-2015

Do’s and Don’ts of Running a Company Tumblr

Tumblr is a microblogging platform and commonly used social networking site. Also it’s a community, bigger than any other. It’s home to 420...

29-04-2015

A Look at How the Fashion Industry has Made a Killing Online

Fashion designers and retailers are really beginning to utilise the internet to their advantage, from online stores stocked with hundreds of new...

18-03-2015

Fashion, Meet Finance: Seven Quick Tips for Cash Management

The fashion industry is full of brilliant minds that thrive on spontaneity and creativity. However, for many young designers financial and...

10-03-2015

Amazon & Fashion ”“ A Sartorial Mismatch Say Verdict

Over the last few years, Amazon has ramped up endeavours to make Amazon Fashion the go-to destination for fashionable and branded clothing. However,...

23-01-2015

Open day at The Factory

On 15th January Fashion Enter opened its doors to The Factory for designers and new business start-ups to review membership services, sampling and...

21-01-2015

ME Commerce is The New Black

In a world where new technology and innovation grabs the retail headlines, Open Reply Partners, Paulo Bernini and Julian Douch, argue that brands...

15-01-2015

Digital Fashion Trends in 2015

Today, the fashion sector makes up the majority of ecommerce sales, which is pushing more and more brands to invest in their digital resources....

14-01-2015

Fashion Brand – It’s Not All About Design!

Jenny Holloway CEO of Fashion Enter and FashionCapital.co.uk explains how it really is when starting a fashion brand”¦   ”˜I have been...

13-01-2015

Uniform Design Which Evolves With Your Business

Jenni Arksey, founder of Goose Design London’s leading Apparel consultancy, advises why uniform is evolving and how brands can stay abreast of the...

03-12-2014

Essential Advice for Starting an Online Design Business

Whether you are about to graduate or are still an aspiring designer, it has never been easier to achieve your dream of setting up your very own...

03-12-2014

Dos and Don’ts of Running a Company Instagram

Instagram, the image-based social network is the perfect tool in allowing companies to sugar-coat and display all of their best assets. With over...

01-12-2014

Did the Bank Wreck My Business?

A personal take on the Panorama programme, ”˜Did The Bank Wreck My Business’… I’m pretty sure the ratings for the excellent Panorama...

01-12-2014

The Four Key Components of Successful Brand DNA

Having started and grown acclaimed London design & apparel agency, Goose Design to a sought after consultancy working with house-hold global...

27-11-2014

Preparing Your Online Shop Ahead of Cyber Monday

David J Brown, CEO and co-Founder of ecommerce conversion company , discusses how to reduce bounce rates on online retail sites With little time...

26-10-2014

The Social Business Trust Story

The Social Business Trust, (SBT) is an innovative support organization for social enterprises. Providing investment and business support to ensure...

23-10-2014

How UK Fashion Retailers Can Conquer the Continent

Greg Zemor, co-Founder of marketplace management solution Neteven, highlights the top European fashion marketplaces and explains why etailers should...

08-10-2014

Business Mentoring

FashionCapital.co.uk has recently launched a new membership package with the aim of supporting new and emerging designers across all areas of...

23-09-2014

Four reasons why you ignore SMEs at your peril

Why are British small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMEs) so often ignored ”“ or even regarded in such a negative way ”“ by so many people and...

18-09-2014

Wearable Technology and Licencing IP

The term “wearable technology” often suggests a device that consumers wear to perform a specific function; such as fitness bands that collect...

18-09-2014

IP Issues for Young Designers

Any young designer setting out on a career should be aware of the importance of protecting his or her intellectual property and the risks of...

16-07-2014

Start Small but Think Big

You don’t have to have large offices and have 10 global companies to be a great entrepreneur… The meaning of Entrepreneur can be defined as...

04-07-2014

Build Commercial Relationships by Meeting Face to Face

Being able to build commercial relationships and secure sponsorship for your business is a great way to develop your business if done properly....

03-07-2014

3D Printing & the Retail Industry

Ramifications for Intellectual Property… 3D printing is a way of creating solid three dimensional objects by printing, using a laser sintering...

02-07-2014

Unregistered Design Rights

Can I stop my design being copied? Fashion designers and retailers both rely on unregistered design rights in their designs according to the Council...

01-07-2014

Government Response Minimal on Whistleblowing Framework

The Government has now published its response to the most recent call for evidence on the UK whistleblowing framework. The response acknowledges...

26-06-2014

Areas You Must Read About to Start Up a Business

Knowledge about general business aspects and the particular type of business that you are planning to start up must be present before action is...

19-06-2014

UK Retailers Believe Omni channelling Will Prevail Against Pure Online Players

A global survey on retail strategies to withstand and thrive amid disruption entitled ”˜survival of the fittest’ has been completed for nearly...

12-06-2014

Flexible Working Regs & Name and Shame

New flexible working regulations announced with latest Government scheme that names employers who fail to pay national minimum wage… by 30th...

09-06-2014

Summer Deliveries and the Growth in Omnichannel Retailing

With many retailers preparing for the Christmas rush as early as January, when exactly do they put procedures in place for the summer holiday...

21-05-2014

How To Get Funding for your Business

Guest Speakers Of SMARTA Leave The Crowd With An Extended Range Of Understanding On How Their Own Businesses Can Get Funding. Bill Morrow...

21-05-2014

Managing the Effects of International Expansion

Tristan Rogers, CEO of Concrete, The Global Enterprise Collaboration Platform Used By Many Fast-Expanding Brands Worldwide Including Kate Spade New...

21-05-2014

New Regs for Doorstep and Distance Sales

New Regulations For Doorstep And Distance Sales – The ’Consumer Contracts’ To Take Note Of. The Government has recently published new...

07-05-2014

Zero Hours Contracts – How Reform Will Effect You

Fiona Rushforth Takes A Look At The Hot Topic Of “Zero Hours” Contracts And How The Ne“Zero Hours” Contracts Have Been A Hot Topic...

29-04-2014

Trade Marks or Designs ”“ so many choices!

We all know that names and logos can be protected as trade marks and the shape and appearance of new products can be protected as designs. But is it...

08-04-2014

Fashion Retailers Sign Up to UKFT Care Labelling Programme

In January 2014 UKFT (UK Fashion and Textile Association) launched the Retailer Partner Programme (RPP) giving retailers the right to use five key...

22-03-2014

Protecting Your Brand in China

Alison Hague, Trade Mark Attorney at Dehns advises on protecting your Brand on an international scale”¦ Aspiring fashion designers and start-up...

04-03-2014

Lush v Amazon.co.uk

A Trade Mark Decision in the High Court by Kate Macmillan, partner in Collyer Bristow’s Reputation Management and Intellectual Property team....

03-03-2014

Tenants in Administration

Tenants in administration – Some welcome news for landlords advises Collyer Bristow…   Commercial landlords will be familiar with the...

27-11-2013

Government Reveals the Real Cost of Paying Below Minimum Wage

Employers who pay their workers less than the national minimum wage (NMW) risk loss of reputation, low productivity and high staff turnover...

20-11-2013

How To Set Up A Pop-Up

The internet has opened doors for new designers, giving bright stars the chance to sell their wares while avoiding costly overhead charges. It’s...

11-11-2013

Finding the Right Model to Promote Your Brand

Getting the right model is almost as important as getting the right photographer when it comes to creating those all-important press images for your...

05-11-2013

Mock Employment Tribunal

The employment team at Collyer Bristow LLP solicitors recently hosted a mock employment tribunal with barristers from Old Square Chambers. Those who...

15-10-2013

Aged 16 to 30 and Want to Start Your Own Business?

Get A Flash Of Inspiration That Could Change Your life by attending Your Lightbulb Moment, a free event designed to help talented young people turn...

02-10-2013

Paper Trails and Written Contracts

Nick Gould from Collyer Bristow discusses paper trails and written contracts, why bother? I am Nick Gould, a business law lawyer and a partner at...

24-09-2013

Legal Advice: Written Contracts

  What Is The Benefit Of A Written Contract? Making Sure You Keep Notes Of Important Conversations And / Or Decisions And Why I Believe This Is...

07-08-2013

Funding For Fashion Businesses

Funding in the fashion industry for over £75,000 can be very limited. There aren’t a huge amount of funds available for fashion entrepreneurs or...

31-07-2013

Important Law Changes Coming Into Effect That You Should Know About

There are many changes that are coming or have come into effect in relation to your employment law that you should be aware about. 1. Fees For the...

07-06-2013

Ministers Pledged Further Backing For Small Businesses

Ministers pledged further backing for small businesses today as one of its support schemes made its 5,000th loan to a young entrepreneur. At an...

27-03-2013

Fund101 Reopen Offering New Small Business Grant (UK)

Fund101 is targeting UK based entrepreneurs looking to start up their own businesses, and small companies that are looking to purchase equipment to...

13-03-2013

Mayor’s Low Carbon Prize Could Win Young Entrepreneurs £20,000

 London Mayor Boris Johnson has launched the 2013 Low Carbon Prize through which students can enter their innovative ideas on how to cut carbon...

17-10-2012

Student Start Up Loan Fund

Students, Starting Your Own Business? Need A Small Loan Fun To Set Up Your Business? Then Listen Up! There is currently a pilot scheme that can help...

19-09-2012

Getting Paid — Protect Your Position

You will of course enter into contracts to sell your goods, whether you are a business or a sole trader. What you want to avoid is not being paid...

28-03-2012

Tips for Starting a Business

Running A Business Isn’t Just For Everyone Is Requires A Lot Of Determination, Discipline, Commitment, Hard Work, And Long Hours. Key Things You...

24-02-2012

Cash flow

Every Day, Money Is Issued And Received. The Same Structure Applies To Active Enterprise Where Money Is Circulating All The Time. The Explanation...

08-02-2012

Production ”“ finding and selecting your manufacturer.

Author: Nigel Rust B.Sc (Eng) CEng MIMechE, Business Mentor, Coach and Manufacturing Specialist. We will soon be at the time in the fashion season...

01-02-2012

The Life Cycle of a Company

The Company Is “Born”: It Needs, For Example: One or more shareholders (owners) One or more directors A bank account A room from which to...

06-07-2011

How To Thrive During Uncertain Times

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”– John Allen Paulos (Writer...

16-06-2011

Grants On Offer To Improve Retailers

    Grants On Offer to Improve Retailers In this day and age going into any high street retailer, you expect outstanding customer service and...

26-05-2011

The CAPITB Trust

Whether you’re a student just starting out in the British clothing industry or a small business looking for trainees, the CAPITB trust is an...

16-02-2011

Hidden Holiday Facts

 Holidays are something everyone books at work, but there are some surprising legal twists to holidays that you might not know.   1. The boss can...

09-02-2011

Unpaid Interns

The unpaid intern…     The unpaid intern is a commonplace in quite a number of industries.  As well as in fashion, they are often also...

10-08-2010

The Importance Of Marketing

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02-08-2010

Hilton Baird Financial Solutions

 In the current financial climate, Hilton Baird Financial Solutions aims to provide their clients, with the best possible products across a wide...

16-07-2010

Angels Den

Angels Den exists to help entrepreneurs and SME owners get the investment they need to take their businesses into high growth. The Angels Den model...

16-07-2010

Grants for the Arts Funding

 Grants for the arts are for activities carried out over a set period and which engage people in England in arts activities, and help artists and...

15-07-2010

There are other jobs out there…

There are hundreds of jobs in the fashion industry, beyond the well known postitions of designer, model and photographer.     There are even jobs...

27-05-2010

Dealing with Difficult Colleagues

Do you sometimes find the workplace difficult? The chances are that the source of the difficulty is a colleague. That’s not to say that there’s...

21-05-2010

TOP TIPS ON SELLING

In every job there are always some basic “secrets” that anyone would be able to follow to succeed.   Here are my tips for a good sales...

19-05-2010

How to Write a Business Plan

You Are Tying To Create A Business Plan That Will Clearly Illustrate What Your Business Is All About. People who know nothing about the fashion...

12-05-2010

Business Plan Questionnaire.

A Business Plan Is Everything That’s In Your Head Regarding Your Business Idea Put Down On Paper. Part A:  Your Service or Product What service...

12-05-2010

Introduction to Events

By Management Consultant Stephano Lawrence Not always the easy associated with fashion ”“ this has long been an area of focus. (Mintel, 2010)...

04-05-2010

Grants and government support

Finance is one of the hardest areas for any new business but also for established businesses as well. That old age cash flow is king is a constant...

28-04-2010

Difficult Customers

Dealing with Difficult Customers & Clients As we are all aware, our biggest difficulties and frustrations tend to come from people rather than...

22-04-2010

Getting new customers through your network

There may be times when you feel stuck in your business. Sometimes you’re missing a vital piece of the puzzle. Sometimes you’re just having a...

14-04-2010

Working through Change

If you work within an organisation, you are subject to change. Of course, this is true just by being alive but the workplace is where change most...

31-03-2010

Working Effectively

Don’t waste time reinventing the wheel, but if you can improve it, adapt it or make it simpler, so much the better. Keeping things simple is one...

31-03-2010

Moving on up

Moving to new premises is a major operation whether it is a small or large organisation. It is a time of anticipation, and perhaps some excitement,...

19-03-2010

A vision for future success

Visual merchandising ”“ or VM, as it is known in the industry ”“ is an important practice for any retail outlet. It is the challenging task...

10-03-2010

Online Retailing – How to be Successful

“The poll conducted in late February by OTX and Decipher, Inc. reveals that only 19% of those surveyed ban the use of the Internet in bed. 41%...

03-03-2010

How to get your products into the press

How Do I Get My Designs Into A Fashion Magazine? This is a question I’ve been asked many a time. It’s quite a drawn out process that takes...

07-01-2010

Which type of business is right for you?

Each January Fashion Capital Receives A Host Of Enquiries Regarding How To Open A New Designer Collection Business. Everyone knows how hard it is...

15-12-2009

Tips on writing a Business Plan

There is an art to writing a business plan, it is important to be professional, include all the important pointers and impress. Below is a top ten...

15-12-2009

Tips on getting a grant

Grants and funding may be the means of turning a business idea to something tangible. As we struggle with the economic instability, it is hard times...

04-11-2009

Funding: LOANS

Below is a listing of the current Loans available to help new businesses and individuals. LOAN Charity Bank – Bridging Two Worlds Programme...

04-11-2009

Funding: GRANTS

Below is a listing of the current Grants available to help new businesses and individuals.  GRANT  Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE)...

04-11-2009

Funding: AWARDS

Annual Programme Of Awards Provided By The British Chambers Of Commerce. Below is a listing of the current Awards to help new businesses and...

07-07-2009

Garment Processing and Defects

What happens when a garment arrives from China flat packed in a box…it’s hardly ready to sell! That’s when you need a garment processing...

28-04-2009

Top Tips for Survival

Yes, we can survive these difficult economic times………there IS life after recession!! This is not the first recession to hit our...

23-02-2009

Break into the United States

Breaking into the international market is a huge step and walk before you start running is a term that springs to mind, you therefore must analyze...

23-01-2009

How Can We Help Businesses?

Training for the Fashion and Textiles Industry for the future Start the new year, our fashion courses, are great if you want to learn a new skill,...

15-12-2008

LDA Plan’s more Support for Business and Jobs

The LDA Is Giving Top Priority To Keeping London Working – Given The Current Economic Downturn – And Has Announced Plans For An...

15-12-2008

Business Funding!!!

Where is it? And what can we do if we can’t get any from the banks? Well, actually the banks have NEVER been comfortable lending money to fashion...

03-11-2008

Motivate your Staff

Motivation is another essential element to succeed and sustain standards within every organisation If you are motivated you will enjoy what you are...

23-09-2008

Importance of Financial Regulation

As any other sector finance has to be regulated as well. Financial Regulation is a form of regulation or supervision, which subjects financial...

27-08-2008

Buying your own Premises: The Right Option for You?

When deciding to or actually going ahead with and starting a business comes a series of crucial decisions to be made, renting or buying a commercial...

12-08-2008

Manufacturing – Getting the Legals Right

When you are big enough to set up your own manufacturing facility you need to think about protecting your designs against theft. There are two...

12-08-2008

Starting a business- names, trade marks and copy right

The following article is for guidance purposes and the comments expressed are intended as pointers only and without legal liability to their...

10-07-2008

People don’t buy what you sell – they buy what you stand for

At this difficult trading time, it would be helpful to get back to the fundamentals of running a business. Plagiarism appears fashionable within...

19-07-2007

10 Tips To Avoid Bad Debt in Business

Small companies have, for years been vulnerable to slow payments from large clients. Severe late payment can even lead to insolvency in the worst...

19-07-2007

Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand Over Bad Debt

An alarming amount of the UK’s 4.3 million small and medium-sized businesses have no contingency plans for coping with late payments and bad debt,...

16-07-2007

Avoiding Late Payment

An ever increasing number of small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are experiencing problems with late payments. In a bid to encourage...

05-07-2007

Business angels, who are they?

Believe it or not, there are people out there who want to invest money in new businesses.   These business ’angels’ are often entrepreneurs or...

28-06-2007

BUSINESS IDENTITY

A lot of time, energy and money is spent producing a business identity and a lot should be expected from it. It should be an accurate representation...

28-06-2007

Dealing With Business Failure

According to the figures released by business analysts, corporate insolvencies in the UK have fallen by 8.8 per cent during the first three months...

30-05-2007

Cash Accounting Scheme – simpler VAT for many more businesses

More businesses across the UK can, from this month, benefit from easier ways to deal with VAT, following changes to one of the schemes aimed at...

21-05-2007

Registering a Trade Mark

Trade Marks are becoming an important part of business today, and it’s important to register anything that is unique to your business. This simple...

09-05-2007

Fabrics and Common Wash Needs

Because materials and dyes vary between manufacturers and products, it is recommended that you test a sample before washing or dry cleaning the...

25-04-2007

Financing Your Business

When starting your fashion label, most designers need to borrow money to finance the set up of the company and the most common way is via the 3’s...

05-03-2007

DesignerHelp: Do You Need Business Premises??

Do You Need Business Premises??      Most start-ups I talk to automatically assume that they will be trading from glitzy, state of the art...

05-03-2007

DesignerHelp: Do You Need To Be A Registered Company?

Do You Need To Be A Registered Company?          There are 3 different types of companies you can trade from:    1) Limited...

05-03-2007

DesignerHelp: Weekly Business Start-up Advice

  Weekly Business Start-Up Advice Page       Welcome to everyone wanting to or have recently started their own businesses....

06-02-2007

DesignerHelp: Do you have the right production type & capacity?

DesignerHelp Advice: Do You Have The Right Production Type & Capacity?           Whether you chose to target retailers or the public or...

06-02-2007

DesignerHelp: Do you have the right suppliers??

Designer Help Advice: Do you have the right suppliers??       You will need different types of suppliers depending on the type of customers you...

30-01-2007

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06-05-2005

Calling All Businesswomen!

Find out the latest information for Businesswoman of the Year Awards   Harpers & Chanel Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2005, in association...

07-04-2005

PR advice

Huge Promotions Ltd is an all inclusive PR and Events Company, offering valuable free advice each month to Fashion Capital members.    ...

17-01-2005

Dawn Winder’s World of Brands Diary

In her new bi-weekly diary Dawn Winder founder of i-define living and personal brand strategist shares her insights of people, products and places...

10-01-2005

Small Business Information

Please find the January 2005 edition of the smallbusiness|europe newsletter at the following address:...

10-01-2005

DISPELLING THE CHIP AND PIN MYTHS

Comment on the Chip and Pin from “British Shops and Stores Association Ltd” Feedback to date shows that it has been business as usual...

08-12-2004

WEEKLY SMALL BUSINESS NEWSLETTER – Supplying Internet Tips and Secrets

Is there something that remains frustrating about the internet that you want to have an answer for? Each week we find 10 top tips and secrets that...

03-11-2004

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Clothing company Medici were recently ordered by the Court to stop using the label ANIMALE for one of their successful ranges of clothing. In this...

16-07-2004

How to improve your search engine ranking

Gareth Llewellyn of followME Technologies looks at different aspects of getting your company on the Internet. This week he looks at how to get your...

06-03-2004

top tips

Short, sharp sound bites giving you the best help in the simplest format. Topics covered include funding/grants, PR and promotion, IT and technology...

30-11-1999

How to build your own fashion website – for free!

Gareth Llewellyn of followME Technologies follows up his recent articles with a look at how to build your own website – for free! In these...

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Unit 13 / 14 Crusader Estate
167 Hermitage Road
N4 1LZ

Directions: Nearest tube is Manor House on the Piccadilly Line. Please use exit 7, Green Lanes (North East Side). Walk time is approx 7 minutes from the tube. Alternatively, the nearest overground is Haringey Green Lanes. The 29 bus will also take you to Green Lanes. Car parking facilities are available on request



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