29andSeptember Studio

Fashion industry coaching package - my new service for small and start up fashion labels

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The ultimate coaching package for small businesses and startup fashion labels, from 29andSeptember Studio

As you may know, I work with a lot of small and startup businesses and help them with advice on their designs, working with factories, negotiating, logistics and other issues that we come across in the fashion industry, via one-on-one Skype sessions. I love doing these sessions as it's great to see people moving forward with their businesses and I love educating people and solving problems. A few people have asked if I offer longer term mentoring services, as they need help creating their first range, or would like help developing a range from start to finish, that will run more effectively than previous ranges they've developed. Over the Christmas holidays I've been thinking about ideas how I can best serve my clients and make sure they receive the most benefit and motivation. So, I've decided to launch a monthly coaching programme for those who have, or are starting, a clothing line and need help from an experienced industry insider. 

With this package, you will receive the following help each month;

  • A 1 hour 30 min coaching call; we can discuss any topics you'd like. For example, some clients like to ask for feedback on their design ideas, some have questions on negotiating with factories and others prefer me to teach them about the industry and give an overview of the steps they can be taking. 

  • Following the call, you will receive a summary email with key points we've discussed and I'll provide action steps for the month, to help your business move to the next stage

  • 2 check in emails; I'll send bi-weekly emails to check your progress and give you an opportunity to ask questions following on from our call. Alternatively, it gives you an opportunity to forward any documents or designs to me that you would like feedback or advice on.

This package is available on a month by month basis, or there's the option to purchase a 6 month package, which gives you a month free. I chose 6 months as the majority of fashion ranges take around this amount of time to produce, from first concept to selling the product to customers and I thought it would be helpful for my clients to have someone to ask for advice at each step of the process. I'm offering this service for an introductory price of £125 per month, or £625 for 6 months (6 months for the price of 5). I appreciate this is a unique service and you may have questions, so I'm happy to give a free 15 minute consultation, so you can see if the service is right for you. Please feel free to get in touch if you'd like to arrange this, or if you have any questions.

I understand that funds can be tight when your business isn't doing well, or you're starting out in a new venture, so I'll make every effort to ensure that our coaching sessions are useful, relevant you and you'll leave with actionable steps to make your business better. Every business will have hiccups and a few mistakes, but with my help we can try to avoid unnecessary expenses and fix problems before they happen. In my sessions I provide useful information, so that you can make educated decisions and I'm thrilled that previous clients have found this helpful. You can read some of their reviews below and can click on the pictures to make the text bigger;

For those who don't know me, you might be wondering who I am and how I can help you. I have over 12 years experience in the fashion industry and have worked in all areas of the market, from low end mass produced brands through to high end designer labels. My previous job roles in design, production, pattern cutting, merchandising and more, allow me to give you an overview of the industry, or in depth advice on specific topics you're struggling on; whatever you need. I've also run my own small business for the last 7 years, so I can relate to the struggles that startups can face and I aim to empower and motivate my clients in our sessions. 

I'm really looking forward to working with some enthusiastic and motivated entrepreneurs and I'd love to hear from you if you're looking to take your dream of starting a fashion line into reality. Please feel free to contact me, or drop me a line in the comments box below if you have any questions at all on the package, how I can help you, or information about my experience...