SEMINARS - WEBINARS - WORKSHOPS - MASTERCLASS - TRAINING
Looking to start your fashion business at retail?
Established for several years & looking for a refreshment or sounding board to grow further the retail business?
Whatever the size of your retail business, we can help with a series of valuable training tools and fashion services which will help you to identify issues which may need addressing, together with ways of prioritising them, in order to make your business more efficient and, ultimately, more profitable.
We run a series of fashion courses, seminars, workshop and masterclasses for retailers as well as in-house training programmes ( they can be delivered in English or French whether in the UK or abroad ). For those who really cannot spare the time to attend these, we have also launched a webinar programme, which enables retailers to join us from their own PC!
Several topics have already been delivered successfully at UK trade shows such as Autumn Fair, Bubble, Hub Trade Show, MODA UK, Pure London, SixtyDaysParis, Summer Fair ...
See below for the non comprehensive list of seminars or workshops worked alongside our partner MANAGEMENT ONE®.
Seminar - The Art and Science of Buying - 1h30 including Q&A - Delivered successfully at the Autumn Fair, Moda UK, Off Price Show, Pure London, Summer Fair ...
This outlines the basic principles of our approach to buying and stock management and will help you to understand how to get more money from your stock.
The owner/buyer has the art of buying. He/she knows what to buy. What is more difficult is the science part of buying which is: how much to buy and when to bring it in?
Knowing HOW MUCH to buy will reduce discounts and answering WHEN to bring the goods in will increase sales. By attending this seminar, you will learn
* Why you need to analyse the stock by product type & not by supplier or brand
* How to do a better buying - How to have the best OTB plan - Open To Buy plan
* How to improve the profitability of your sales
* How to minimise discounts and markdowns
* How to improve cash flow and profitability
* How to find new marketing or promotional ideas.
Are you looking to forecast sales at over 90% accuracy? Are you looking to minimise your discounts and markdowns and put more money in your pocket?
Cost per person: £ 49 + VAT (FOLLOW UP INCLUDED )
NEXT SEMINAR IN LONDON ON THE ART AND SCIENCE OF BUYING:
Thursday June 20th -- 4pm
Seminar - How to get prepared for trade shows - 1.30h + Q&A
Attending a show is expensive and tiring, time is limited and consequently, we must have a clear objective of what we wish to accomplish. We will walk you through the process and give you practicaql tools for brand appointments, buying, assortment planning, supplier negotiation.... and many other issues to make you gain time, focus and generate more profitable sales for your boutique.
Cost per person: £49 + VAT (follow up included)
Workshop - The Art and Science of Buying - 1 day + follow up - Key buyers' documentation provided
A one-day workshop which provides a more thorough briefing on every aspect of the stock management programme. This includes tailoring an action plan to the needs of your business. The price for this will vary according to the size of the business and the goals to be achieved.
Cost per person: £ Call us for a quote
Planning your SS 2014 buying budget & looking to forecast sales at over 90% accuracy
An ability for you to benefit from our 20 years experience and get our ability to plan your sales at over 90% accuracy over the next 12 months. Get your personalised buying plan per products class (tops, shirts, dresses, jeans, suits, homewares, candles, surf ...). Get also a lot of practical tips and solutions to help you be a better and more effective buyer. All questions will be answered. Follow up included after 3 months and 6 months.
Cost per shop/ E-commerce to be planned: from £ 499 + VAT
Workshop - Boost your Sales Team
This workshop will help you define a clear sales strategy, set up a dashboard to help you improve sales, profits and customer traffic by regularly tracking key measurements. The sales team will come out re-energised together new ideas to address issues and opportunities in the business. They will own their job and not rent it. They will contribute to growing the business. The workshop can last from 3/4h to 2 days. Call us with your brief, team size and specific requirements.
Cost : from £200 + VAT
Winning at Retail™ - W @ R - Monthly stock management and retail guidance - Read more here.
Our month by month stock management programme which ensures that your business is more efficient and more profitable. The price for this varies according to the size of your organisation and the number of classes we will be planning.
Every month, you will know what is hot, what's not, what is profitable and what's not. you will know if you are understocked or overstocked in each product class/type. You will have marketing ideas to implement if a class is lagging behind... No long term commitment required as you can cancel at any time. We need to prove our value added every 30 days.
Cost per shop/ E-Commerce: from £ 180 + VAT per month. Average for a small independent boutique: £250-400. For multiple shops, call us.
Winning at Business™ - W @ B - Read more here.
This is the programme which targets every aspect of the retail business, including, if you wish, those covered by Winning at Retail. However, it focuses in particular on the most valuable retail commodity: your people. It deals with such issues as setting up a vision for the business, staff management, negotiation in every aspect of the business, time management and communication. Winning at Business involves every member of the management team for your business. There are around 30 training modules and prices vary according to the size of the organisation, the intensity and comprehensiveness of the programme. The programme costs from £1500 to £3000 per month. No long term commitments.
Please call us for a quote.
Small Business Optimisation™
The Small Business Optimisation retail process helps small businesses to succeed. It is an all-encompassing management programme that provides the strategy, guidance and process to make independent retail businesses profitable. We work directly with the owner of the business and is less intense as W @ B. Like with the W @ B management programme, you will have a clear vision and strategy for your business, a strong foundation to build up the over 30 training modules you can choose from. A more affordable solution for smaller companies.
Please call us for a quote.
USA Market - Successful Retail Openings™ - SRO
This unique programme will take the entrepreneur step-by-step through the process of opening a new retail shop in the USA market. It is divided in 2 phases. The 1st phase will define your vision and help to confirm the viability and feasibility of the retail shop. The 2nd phase will help you implement the business plan up to the opening party. Benefit from over 20 years of experience in the US market with in-house or external fashion partners to address all retail issues ( accounting, law, marketing, architect, merchandise planning, lease and project management ...)
Please call us for a quote.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Over 400 clients trust us every month for merchandise planning and retail guidance. We traditionally forecast sales at over 90% accuracy over the next 12 months. Over the years, we have analysed several hundreds of thousands of product types or product classes which allows us to precisely forecast the future.
We work as smoothly with clients who have an EPOS system ( Electronic Point Of Sale ) as those who don't have one. Clients compare us to an enhancement of their EPOS company. The EPOS system tells you what has happened, we tell you what will happen.
LOOKING TO INVEST ON A NEW ELECTRONIC POINT OF SALES SYSTEM?
7 times out of 10 we realise that the EPOS system has not implemented in such a way for you to get the most out of it. Your stock is your NUMBER 1 asset. You need to understand it, control it and manage it better.
It is about entering the right data and knowing which data to read on a regular basis to make relevant decisions to grow the business.
Knowing what are the best sellers is not enough.
Are you happy with your current reports you read if you bought one already? Do those reports help you make meaningful decisions?
In just 20 minutes ( the time for a tea or coffee ), we can ensure you understand what needs to be done. We will do it FREE OF CHARGE.
CALL TODAY and DO NOT DELAY PUTTING MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET.
NB: Expenses are additional. Terms and conditions apply.