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  • Fashion Podcast Tips FASHION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP PODCAST TIPS

    A curated list of podcasts we recommend, that we think you will enjoy, divided in 3 categories: Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Fashion.

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  • 23 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting An Apparel Brand 23 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE STARTING AN APPAREL BRAND

    You will be your own boss, no one will be there to make sure you put in the work and stick to your deadlines. You will live your brand, working 24/7. Focus on your dream, your vision and mission of the brand don’t let anyone or anything get in your way. Here are some questions that can help you see if you are cut out for this or not.

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  • Apparel Entrepreneurship Stand Out STAND OUT – DIFFERENTIATE YOUR BRAND FROM THE COMPETITION

    The market is crowded out there and it’s vital that you differentiate your brand and stick out. Too many waste their energy checking out their competition. This can be a good thing in moderation, mostly to see what you should NOT do. When a company does their thing and you end up copying their selection, product, marketing strategy whatever, you will ALWAYS end up as number 2. Read these 16 steps to differentiate your brand.

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  • Apparel Glossary APPAREL GLOSSARY

    Understanding the glossary and terms used in the apparel business will be an important part of your day to day business. Understanding these words, phrases and abbreviations will help you communicate with suppliers, materials and the rest of the teams involved in and around your brand.

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  • Apparel Entrepreneurship Resources RESOURCES TO HELP YOU SUCCEED

    We have curated a list of helpful tools and resources that we strongly recommend, for building and growing your apparel business.

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  • Sportswear Inc. Plan For Profit 5 STEPS TO MAKE A PROFIT

    You want your business to evolve, to be successful in order for you to keep doing what you love. Of course you want to make a profit, but it doesn’t happen by itself. Look over your processes and every step along the way to envision how you want it all to enfold. Plan for profit from the beginning and don’t leave the numbers to chance. Consider these 5 steps when making your plan.

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  • Apparel Entrepreneurship Work Life Balance ACHIEVING WORK LIFE BALANCE

    Being an entrepreneur and running your own apparel business means there is always something to work on. No matter how much you work, you are never really done. At the same time there could be other things in your life that you want or need to do. Maybe you have a family that you want to spend time with or maybe you just have to catch the morning surf. The stress level is different from person to person. Don’t leave the day-to-day work-life balance to chance. Plan on living a balanced life with these tips.

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  • WEBINAR: HOW TO START A SUSTAINABLE APPAREL BRAND

    Are you about to start a sustainable apparel brand? Are you new in the apparel business? Are you a young professional who is just starting your own company with a sustainable profile? Where do you start? What do you do? What’s the process?
    These questions and more are addressed in this lecture. You will learn about the process and different steps of launching a sustainable brand and about common and costly mistakes to avoid.

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  • Apparel Entrepreneurship Terms Of Agreement WHY YOU SHOULD USE TERMS OF AGREEMENT

    When you have found suppliers and manufacturers to work with, we recommend that you write an agreement with them. Not just emails, but a signed contract. What you need is TOA, or Terms Of Agreement. This is a contract between you and the supplier or manufacturer that clearly states what both of you should deliver and what the expectations are.

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  • READ THIS BEFORE STARTING YOUR APPAREL BRAND

    You have a great idea and a vision of what you want to do with your brand. You are ready to kick off your project and get started with your apparel business. You probably have a picture in your mind how it will go, and it is for sure good to have a clear vision and goal. Before you make your business plan, think through what your expectations are. Here are 5 areas where you may need to reset them.

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  • Apparel Entrepreneurship How To Screw Up A Clothing Brand HOW TO SCREW UP A CLOTHING BRAND

    37 mistakes to avoid if you want a successful apparel brand.

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  • Sportswear Inc. Must Reads MUST READS

    Studies show that successful people have reading as a common denominator. There are endless examples of people that have created well-known businesses, who read daily to gain knowledge. Knowledge builds up like compound interest and there is no upper limit. We love reading and we have put together a list of books for you that can do wonders for your personal development and your apparel brand. These books are must reads!

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  • Sportswear Inc. How To Start A Sportswear Brand HOW TO START A SPORTSWEAR BRAND

    Do you want to start a sportswear brand? Do you have some great design ideas or a cool new apparel concept? Can’t you find the styles you are looking for? The time could be now for you to start up that brand you have been thinking of. But where do you start? How do you go about to make it all happen?

    If you want to set up your own sportswear brand, then this article is for you. This is the complete guide!

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  • Become Your Own Boss BECOME YOUR OWN BOSS – START AN APPAREL BRAND

    We have been entrepreneurs for around 10 years now. On and off we have taken on traditional employments, but every time we have been drawn back to the freedom of entrepreneurship. Once you get the taste of it, it is really tough to do anything else. So what’s so appealing about running your own business? For us, these are the main reasons you would like to be your own boss.

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  • Sportswear Inc. Webinar WEBINAR: HOW TO START & RUN AN APPAREL BRAND

    Are you about to start an apparel brand? Where do you start? What do you do? What’s the process? These questions and more are addressed in the webinar How To Start & Run An Apparel Brand. Watch it for free at ISPO Academy.

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  • Sportswear Inc. How Who GAME CHANGER MASTERMIND

    We are launching our mastermind groups for apparel entrepreneurs 2018. Are you ready to take your business and entrepreneurship to the next level? We are hosting live interactive video calls, designed to move your ideas into action, to raise your game in business and life. Secure your spot, only 5-8 spots available for the first Mastermind round. You must apply before January 26.

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  • Sportswear Inc. How To Build An Online Shop HOW TO BUILD AN ONLINE SHOP

    In this Sportswear Inc. article about how to build an online shop you will learn how to create a cost-efficient e-com store for your apparel brand. There is no need to pay large sums for design and development of your site. Set up your e-commerce in no time with an existing, well established open source systems.

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  • Sportswear Brands ISPO Munich ISPO – SPORTSWEAR BRANDS

    28th to 31st of January 2018, the world’s largest sports trade show for the sports industry takes place in Munich. We can recommend you to visit this yearly event in Germany for 6 different reasons.

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  • Sportswear Inc. 5 Ways To Finance Your Business 5 WAYS TO FINANCE YOUR BUSINESS

    As your business grows and your sales increase, your costs for running your business will also increase. Improving old styles and developing new ones will add costs to your budget. You will most certainly come to a point where the sales revenue isn’t enough to finance the growth of your company. You will need to look at ways of financing your business and cover the costs until you make enough revenue to pay it back. Here we take a look at 5 different options for financing your business.

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  • Sportswear Inc. How To Start An Apparel Brand HOW TO START AN APPAREL BRAND

    Do you want to start an apparel brand? Do you have some great design ideas or a cool new brand concept? Can’t you find the styles you are looking for? The time could be now for you to start that brand you have been thinking of. But where do you start? How do you go about to make it all happen? If you want to set up your own clothing brand, then this article is for you. We’ll give you an overview of the steps involved in starting your own business, and information that you have to think about.

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  • Sportswear Inc. Jack of All Trades 7 REASONS TO BE A JACK OF ALL TRADES

    A Jack Of All Trades is someone who is decent at everything, but not especially adapt at any one thing. However, there are advantages of being in charge of many areas of your business. Here we list 7 positive reasons to be a jack of all trades for your brand.

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  • The Ideal CEO - Sportswear Inc. PIPPI LONGSTOCKING – THE IDEAL CEO

    I didn’t get to “know” Pippi until I was actually an adult. I moved to Sweden from Romania when I was 11, and at that age all other kids had had their Pippi phase. Now since I have 2 kids of my own, I have become a big Pippi fan too.

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  • Sportswear Design Lessons 10 VALUABLE LESSONS FROM MY 15-YEAR CAREER AS AN APPAREL DESIGNER

    1. Always do your best.

    While still in college I did 3 internships. I tried to pick some diverse companies to spread my learning and to see what it really was like in the industry. As most internships I did some really basic boring things. But I tried to do my best, every day.

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