EQUIPPING YOURSELF WITH RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS
A business that thrives and stands the test of time is built on knowledge-based ground. A quality knowledge of the field of your business as well as the environment where it operates goes a long way in determining its staying power.
In this era of technology and innovations, the gap between knowledge and the seeker has been bridged, making it easier to share and access relevant information needed to achieve growth in the growing, competitive market.
Opportunities abound in various industries and the ability of a player in any of these industries to identify a gap to be filled is based on how knowledgeable and equipped he/she is. Continuous self development and improvement is a key business development strategy.
That said, I will be sharing some online avenues and platforms where you can assess information at little or no cost to drive your fashion business to success.
1.International Trade Center (a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations) through its SME Trade Academy, offers training in various courses to small and medium scale enterprises. On signing up, you can go through the various courses available and enrol for the ones relevant to your trade and business. Certificates are also awarded at the end of each course.
2. You must have heard about Befenchy’s Incubation program, Fashion Biz Room which was launched early this year to serve as a platform to offer free consultation/expert advice, mentorship, and supports to budding fashion entrepreneurs and business owners. On registering and joining the FBR community, you have access to unlimited free consultations where you can ask pertinent questions which you require answers amongst other benefits to help you run your business successfully.
3. To learn sewing and pattern making online, Lekha’s sewing and patterns blog offers training in fashion illustration and design development.
Refresh this article as it will be updated from time to time to include more free and/or low cost avenues that you can leverage on to equip yourself with the knowledge and skills for success.
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