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Starting your Own Footwear or Accessories Label Online Short Course

Course description

If you've got what it takes to start a footwear business or accessories business, this is the course for you. It provides a valuable overview of the ins and outs of starting up a new venture, and practical advice on planning and preparation. Packed with guidance to help you navigate through this specialised sector with insider knowledge from the tutor, gained from first hand business experience.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.

Details

Topics covered

  • The Pros and Cons of running a business
  • Business structure
  • How to get your venture started
  • Running a footwear/accessories fashion business in practice
  • The fashion business plan
  • Product and image development
  • Understanding the fashion year plan
  • Sourcing specialised materials
  • Designing and sampling a collection through to production
  • Working with manufacturers
  • Supply chain and distribution
  • Costings and pricing
  • Understanding profit and loss and cash flow for a fashion business
  • How to sell your collection
  • Marketing and promotion

Materials

Online Short Course Materials

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date version of the Google Chrome web browser
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection via WiFi or ethernet; 2G, 3G or 4G will not be sufficient

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Notebook and pen
  • Laptop/iPad/tablet
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The Starting Your Own Footwear or Accessories Label short course provides a valuable overview of the ins and outs of starting up a new venture, and practical advice on planning and preparation.

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