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News Update – November 2016

TCF Australia monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCF Australia are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly contact us.
Our latest News are:

TCF Australia Mentors, Business Advisors, Business Coaches  
Discuss your business issues and concerns with your confidential advisor and develop your action plan for success. $99 per hour
Book by the Hour – Online  / Face to Face – Phone
www.tcfaustralia.com/mentoring

How to start your own fabric store
If you enjoy crafts, such as sewing and quilting, and feel there is a need for more choices of fabric in your local area, you might start your own fabric shop. You can offer your customers the choice to purchase fabric in store or by setting up an e-commerce website for them to shop at anytime. To read more – contact us.

Five ways to get mall shoppers into your store
Rumors of the mall’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, a recent study shows shoppers are spending more time at the mall than they have in years — not only to shop, but also for entertainment, dining out and socializing. Sure, we’re about to enter the time of year when mall traffic is heaviest — back-to-school season and the winter holidays — but malls are enjoying consistent, solid traffic all year long. How can you take advantage of that traffic and attract more shoppers to your store? Here’s what you need to know. To read the tips – contact us.

Welcome to our new TCF Members – Tropice La Mode, Margaret Talbi; The Textile Institute Southern Australia (TISA), Mike Clifford; Join TCF non-profit community organisation – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free training vouchers,  access to fashion business mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible.www.tcfaustralia.com/membership

Hello – Is it me you’re looking for?
Many organisations may ask you to confirm your identity by providing personal information. This is a legitimate precaution to make sure they’re talking to the correct person. HOWEVER: there are circumstances where this practice can be used by scammers – this year: over 40% of personal information scams have involved phones. To read your rights, Freedom of Information and protect your privacy – as compiled by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner – contact us.

Five Australian business ideas that made millions
The winning formula that goes into creating a business that not only succeeds but prospers financially isn’t easy to replicate. Otherwise everyone would be doing it.
But sometimes start-ups go on to change lives, making their founders millions in the process. Here are the stories of five Australian business ideas that grew into multi-million dollar business ventures.  Like the full article? Contact us

Successful entrepreneurs share their best small business advice
The best small business advice comes from your peers. Here are the best tried-and-tested approaches from successful Australian entrepreneurs. “Customer experience is the key to successful marketing. If a customer is happy, they will tell people. Is a customer is unhappy, they will tell people. Have your story told in a positive light.”  Like the full article? Contact us

43% of Cyber Attacks Target Small Business
Cybercrime is on the rise, and small businesses are increasingly becoming the target of hackers. Every business, big or small, needs to have multiple layers of protection in order to effectively safeguard them from these threats. When was the last time you checked your I.T. systems for any vulnerabilities? Contact Qbit to claim your free I.T. Health Check.

Twenty right and wrong reasons to start your own business
There are a myriad of reasons that motivate new entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams of launching a profitable company. Some reasons are better than others and, truthfully, some reasons are downright bad.  Before making a decision that is difficult to undo, it’s important to ask yourself the difficult questions and go through your underlying motivations for starting a business before making the leap. In doing so, you can protect yourself from unnecessary risk and you may just confirm to yourself why you should definitely become an entrepreneur. Like to read the detailed article? Contact us.

Why teaching kids financial skills is important
In a time of credit cards, internet banking and online shopping, children don’t often see people buying products with physical money like notes and coins. This makes it harder for kids to get their heads around what things cost. They might see this invisible money as an abstract and unlimited resource rather than real money coming in and out of their family’s bank accounts. To read the ASIC article – contact us.

The top reasons why most business fail (according to their founders)
Most businesses, especially start-ups that raise outside funding, are started with a great idea. They set out to solve a clear problem in a well-defined market, and they have a team of industry-experts that are ready to build their new solution. The founders are passionate, motivated, and committed to seeing through their vision. It’s not for lack of wanting to succeed, that most businesses fail. The most common reason (over 42%) that failed business owners cite as the biggest contributor to their ultimate demise, is a lack of market demand for their product or service. To read more – contact us.

Twelve steps to improve your retail sales
Successful retailers aren’t any more talented or intelligent than you are. They simply have learned to do things in a different way and make money in the process. To read the 12 steps in this article to improve your retail sales (you’ll simplify your efforts, multiply profits, and increase the odds of success)….contact us.

Body language tips to boost your confidence
Feeling like your confidence could use a boost? Don’t stress about it; we all feel anxious and less than fully confident from time to time. When we’re in that situation, what we really need to get ourselves moving again with confidence is actually to do just that – to change the way our bodies are moving. To read the five body-language tricks to make you feel instantly more confident – contact us.

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey – All Use the 5-Hour Rule
Just as we have minimum recommended dosages of vitamins and steps per day and of aerobic exercise for leading a healthy life physically, we should be more rigorous about how we as an information society think about the minimum doses of deliberate learning for leading a healthy life economically.
To read about the ‘Five Hour Rule’ – contact us.

Six powerful sales acceleration tips
Statistics and surveys show that customer experience is the main source of competition among businesses these days and customers are more demanding than ever when it comes to their experience with a company. These demands often go beyond the offerings of just customer service and have asked more and more of account managers, the main lines of communication between a client and a business. To read these sales tips – contact us.

Millennials start own businesses in wake of shaky job market
Millennials, who will make up 75% of the world’s workforce by 2025, are increasingly breaking away from traditional employment and instead looking to work for themselves. A survey found that 66 % of respondents want to start their own business.  The number of students studying law at university has outgrown the number of jobs available by a third.  “So what’s the other third going to do? Many of those will go out and start their own business”.  To learn about a successful example – contact us.

Reduce your small business energy costs by 20% – 40%
FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars    www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
The information featured in this newsletter is published in good faith in an endeavour to disseminate a wide range of business-related content. While we endeavour to verify the comments and advice, we cannot make any warranties regarding the accuracy of data from other sources, or the relevance to individuals’ circumstances. Any actions you may consider are dependent on your individual choice and circumstances and are strictly of your own volition; consequently, we are not liable for any resulting consequences. We have no control over the content of any links to other websites and are not liable for any resultant actions taken by readers.

Young Contemp. Stories – Rasta  – S/S 17 Women Forecasting
Source: Fashion Snoops –  like more info Contact Us

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur
Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – Contact us

Fashioning Sustainability Diverse Perspectives
Tips on Using Social Media in your Business
Importing and Exporting
Writing Your Business Plan
How To Brief Your Website Developer
Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
Understanding your Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Designs, Patents
Tips on Building a Successful Business
Starting Your New Business
How To Start A Fashion Label
Ethical Fashion and the Triple Bottom Line
BPW Business Incubator – Retirement Income Planning for Women – 40 sponsored places available to women of any age
Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards 2016 – Information Session
Establishing Your Label in the USA
Buying Or Selling A Business
Strategies for Off Shore Outsourcing
Preparing For A Fashion Trade Show
Quality Control In The Fashion Industry
Global Platform for Sourcing From Women Vendors
Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes
Understanding Freight Logistics of Importing and Exporting
Get Noticed By The Media
Credit Management And Debt Collection
Italian Fashion Media
Marketing for Small Fashion Business
Preparing a Business for Sale
What Buyers Are Looking For
Marketing On A Budget
Sustainable Sourcing in HK & China
TCF Global Fashion Sourcing Opportunities
Balancing Work And Life
Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacturing
Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
TESTEX – Textile Accreditation & Labelling
Spring/Summer 2017
Connect your Business to the Women’s Empowerment Principles
How To Write A Tender Or Grant Submission
Pricing, Costing and Cashflow
How To Grow Your Business
Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge
How To Grow Your Fashion Business

* Free webinars
** Special Offer to TCF Members – two webinars for the price of one  during November save  $30 – Contact Us
To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar or contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.

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News Update – October 2016

TCF Australia monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCF Australia are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly contact us.
Our latest News are:

Business News - Western Australia

TCF AUSTRALIA NEWS UPDATE – OCTOBER 2016

Welcome to our new TCF Members – Tropice La Mode, Margaret Talbi; The Textile Institute Southern Australia (TISA), Mike Clifford; Join TCF non-profit community organisation – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free training vouchers, access to fashion business mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible.www.tcfaustralia.com/membership

TCF Australia Mentors, Business Advisors, Business Coaches
Discuss your business issues and concerns with your confidential advisor and develop your action plan for success. $99 per hour
Book by the Hour – Online / Face to Face – Phone
www.tcfaustralia.com/mentoring

Dealing with businesses and companies
Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) have set out general steps you can take to reduce the risks of being swindled by unreliable operators and fly-by-night businesses. It is not personal advice. As a consumer or small business owner, you need to ensure that your interests are protected when you deal with other businesses. You can take four steps to help protect your interests:
1.Ask questions 2.Verify information 3.Seek help 4.Monitor and report.
To read the full article – contact us.

I have a business idea. What do I do now?
Compare your business idea to an aspirin. If your customer doesn’t have a headache, why would she take your aspirin? There must be some pain. Also, ask yourself whether you’re starting a business you love. If not, find something you are more passionate about.
To read this article from Excelle for career-minded women briefly examines four elements to consider next – contact us.

Ten ways to update your online marketing
Marketing methods for small business are constantly changing. You need to be able to keep up with customers who are using technology that’s always evolving. To update your online marketing efforts, take a look at the following tips from members of the online small business community. Like the full article? Contact us

yourcompanyname.au
The auDA (the board governing the use of .au in internet addresses) have announced their decision to accept direct registrations in .au domains. For example, use of: yourcompanyname.au instead ofyourcompanyname.com.au.
While the process is yet to be finalised, the recommendation is to register the .com.au and/or .net.au of your domain in order to have peace of mind in knowing that this could potentially give priority in protecting domains for direct .au registration. To learn more – contact us.

What’s YOUR workplace survival skill?
Even the best jobs can be like a savage jungle sometimes, right?
Want to know how you’re going to stay alive and employed?
Here’s a quick 12 question quiz designed by Excelle (Networking for Career-minded Women) to help you find out? Like the full article?Contact us

10 Clever ways to improve your small business mobile strategy
We’re living in a golden age of business technology. Evolving ecommerce solutions are making it simpler than ever to reach customers across the globe, while new apps and social trends are constantly popping up and shifting the goalposts in terms of marketing strategy. Crafting an effective mobile marketing strategy is really about common sense – but to help you get started, here’s a list of quick tips that will enable your business to join the rest of the twenty-first century.
Like the full article? Contact us

Don’t make these fatal PowerPoint errors
We all use PowerPoint at some point. It’s become the backbone presentation tool at school, work and business meetings around the world. Unfortunately, not all presentations are created equal. It only takes a few tiny errors to lose your audience and transform a well-prepared presentation into a disaster.
To read some tips to improve YOUR next PowerPoint presentation –Contact us.

101 Small business ideas
A list of small business ideas to get you inspired….
If you are looking for a new small business opportunity, you are in the right place. This list of 101 small business ideas includes everything from personal services, to retail opportunities, to environmental services, to pet-related ideas, to technology businesses. Use this list to identify the business idea that is perfect for your situation. To see the list – contact us.

Thirteen simple online business ideas
Starting an online business requires a lot less risk than investing in an office or store. You can reach a wide national (sometimes international) customer-base and work from anywhere. With only a basic knowledge of website maintenance and a knack for communication, you can have an online business up and running in days. If you’re ready to take the plunge into becoming an online entrepreneur, here are 13 ideas to help you get off the ground –contact us for details.

Life as an entrepreneur – what no one tells you
As an entrepreneur, no two days are the same and routine seems to go out the window. For those thinking about dipping their toes in the water and creating a start-up, here are a few things that no one may have told you yet. Contact us.

Best home business ideas 2016
If you are looking to start a home-based business then you are certainly not alone! Nearly 1 in 10 Australians are making extra money from home through a home business or side business. This article from Home Business Today shows you the best home business ideas for 2016 and beyond. Like the full article Contact us

Demystifying ‘the cloud’ in layman’s terms
For several years, cloud technology has been one of the most talked about subjects in business technology circles. By now, most small-to-medium sized business owners have heard that cloud computing is transforming the way their peers do business, and they’ve been inundated with talk of how the cloud enables small businesses to cut IT costs and operate more efficiently. Like to know more and read the full article? Contact us Source: Infinite IT www.8it.com.au

Australian businesses pay high price for country’s gambling addiction
“About 100 of the cases involved small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the most prevalent type of fraud committed against them was theft of cash, EFT fraud and false invoices. Hospitality, manufacturing and medical industries were hit particularly hard. The length of time served by an employee was no guide to when they started stealing. ‘Some commenced the frauds within a few weeks and others took more than 15 years before they started’.” To read more –contact us.

Can You Spot a Fake Customer Review of Your Business?
Companies would prefer to have only good reviews, and performance is motivated by feedback because it helps businesses thrive. Reviews play an important role – 85% of consumers read them to determine if local businesses are good or not. However, just how many fake reviews really exist, posted everywhere from company websites, Google reviews, and social media. Some companies have actually taken to paying for them, and even more have cashed in on the need by creating review mills. To read the article – contact us.

How to Tell If You’re Infected with Malware
You start your computer and wait. And wait. And wait some more. When your desktop finally shows its face, things don’t get any better. Your internet is sluggish, your programs are taking forever to load and your cursor is dragging 20 seconds behind your mouse. You might have tried to open too many programs at once – or: YOU MIGHT BE INFECTED.
Sometimes malware infection is as plain as day. Other times it’s a silent killer. If you want to know whether or not your machine is sick, you first need to understand the symptoms. To learn about the telltale signs – contact us.

Is your job on the 2030 hit list?
A discussion paper on the future of the Australian workforce offers a dramatic picture of how much things will change over the next 10-15 years, with nearly 5 million jobs – about 40% of the workforce – on the chopping block due to automation, from AI to robotics. To read the details – contact us.

Things no one tells you about podcasting
Podcasting is the new black – businesses are jumping on the bandwagon in droves because it seems like an easier alternative to blogging when it comes to demonstrating expertise, building relationships and extending reach.
But it’s not all sunshine and lollipops.
To read seven things you’re probably not hearing from podcasting enthusiasts: contact us.

LAST CHANCE to participate
Origin Africa 2016, 3-5th November, Antananarivo, Madagascar
TCF invites you to attend Origin Africa–celebrating spirit, style and innovation. Africa is frequently being described by industry specialists and decision makers as “‘he Next Major Sourcing Destination’ for textiles and apparel products, Origin Africa 2016 provides the ideal opportunity to explore this dynamic and rapidly expanding region. Over 180 exhibitors from 25 countries as well as Senior Government officials from multiple African countries and Regions (including COMESA, EAC and SADC), international trade policy specialists, international NGO’s, trade, investment and support institutions. TCF Mission includes VIP Lounge, Seminars, Business to Business Meetings, Factory visits. Like further information Contact us

Reduce your small business energy costs by 20% – 40%
FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
The information featured in this newsletter is published in good faith in an endeavour to disseminate a wide range of business-related content. While we endeavour to verify the comments and advice, we cannot make any warranties regarding the accuracy of data from other sources, or the relevance to individuals’ circumstances. Any actions you may consider are dependent on your individual choice and circumstances and are strictly of your own volition; consequently, we are not liable for any resulting consequences. We have no control over the content of any links to other websites and are not liable for any resultant actions taken by readers.

Young Contemp. Stories – Rasta – S/S 17 Women Forecasting
Source: Fashion Snoops – like more info Contact Us

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur
Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – Contact us

Strategies for Off Shore Outsourcing
Buying Or Selling A Business
TCF Global Fashion Sourcing Opportunities
Tips on Building a Successful Business
Preparing For A Fashion Trade Show
Spring/Summer 2017
Quality Control In The Fashion Industry
How To Grow Your Fashion Business
Italian Fashion Media
Pricing, Costing and Cashflow
*Connect your Business to the Women’s Empowerment Principles
Preparing a Business for Sale
How To Start A Fashion Label
Get Noticed By The Media
Balancing Work And Life
Understanding your Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Designs, Patents
Marketing On A Budget
Starting Your New Business
Tips on Using Social Media in your Business
Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacturing
Importing and Exporting
TESTEX – Textile Accreditation & Labelling
How To Brief Your Website Developer
Understanding Freight Logistics of Importing and Exporting
What Buyers Are Looking For
How To Grow Your Business
Fashioning Sustainability Diverse Perspectives
Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
Writing Your Business Plan
Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes
Credit Management And Debt Collection
Ethical Fashion and the Triple Bottom Line
Marketing for Small Fashion Business
Sustainable Sourcing in HK & China
*Global Platform for Sourcing From Women Vendors
Establishing Your Label in the USA
How To Write A Tender Or Grant Submission
Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge

* Free webinars
** Special Offer to TCF Members – two webinars for the price of one during October save $30 – Contact Us
To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar or contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.

Sponsors Links

 

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News Update – September 2016

TCF Australia monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCF Australia are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly contact us.
Our latest News are:

We only have 4 Entertainment™ Books left to sell! Don’t miss out, order yours today before we have to return them!
Plus if you order online, delivery is FREE! Thank you to everyone who has ordered an Entertainment™ Book this year, we are so close to reaching our goal. This would not have been possible without your support.Still only $65 you only need to use it twice and it’s paid for itself! So hurry and order now! $13 from each book sold contributes to our fundraising!
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How to effectively use freelancers’ talent to succeed for your business?
For the past several years rapid advances in internet and peer-to-peer technology has contributed to the creation of gig economy. More and more highly qualified and experienced professionals these days are eschewing full-time employment and opting for contingent work. These “supertemps (as coined by Jody and Matt Miller in their 2012 HBR article)” will form a significant source of talent pool in the future and knowing how to effectively engage them can be a source of competitive advantage for any firm. Source: Dr. Stephen Choo Like the full articleContact us

Mobile Apps for the small business owner
While big enterprises can afford to get an all-in-one app that does everything dedicatedly for them, small businesses are not so lucky. Thankfully, for home or small business owners there are hundreds of very powerful and brilliant apps that collectively, can do everything you’d want for your business.
To see the Apps collected by Home Business Today – Like the full article Contact us

Five Australian business ideas that made millions
The winning formula that goes into creating a business that not only succeeds but prospers financially isn’t easy to replicate. Otherwise everyone would be doing it.
But sometimes start-ups go on to change lives, making their founders millions in the process. Here are the stories of five Australian business ideas that grew into multi-million dollar business ventures. Like the full article Contact us

LAST CHANCE to book – Global Sources Fashion, Hong Kong, October 26-29
Join our TCF Mission to visit Global Sources Fashion, AsiaWorld-Expo. Source from experienced suppliers, 85% exhibit exclusively at this show! TCF Member Buyers receive VIP Privileges; HK$100 Octopus card; free daily power breakfast; shuttle; free data sim card (by advance request); up to 3 night’s accommodation sponsorship for eligible TCF buyers; shopping discounts; networking and invites to events.
Contact Us for registration

How to hire your first employees
Entrepreneurs preparing to hire their first employees should proceed with caution. It’s costly to commit to an employee’s salary and benefits. And what start-up can afford to have even one employee who isn’t working to full capacity? Firing an employee can mean not only severance pay (and sometimes litigation), but also time and resources devoted to finding a replacement. Like the full article Contact us

How to keep your career on track and be a mother
Moms are choosing to stay at home – at great financial costs to families – in order to stay with their young babies during the first few years of their lives. Lots o’ great dads are doing it too. One of the biggest challenges women face once their children are school age is to re-enter the work force—here are some tips to make this difficult transition much easier. Like the full article Contact us

Seven ways to improve your self-confidence
We live in a time when we are constantly bombarded with images, ideas, and sound bytes that tell us who we should be, could be, and ought to be. Unless you live in a cave, you can’t escape their massive barrage, and let’s face it, even from a cave you could probably still get text messages. Social networking site for women – Excelle – explains- Like the full article Contact us

The most popular lies recruiters hear every day
If you think you’ve heard it all, you’re either a therapist or a recruiter. (Of course, sometimes people treat their recruiters and HR people in general like therapists, but that’s another post.) The thing is, when much of your job is spent evaluating people and talking with them, you learn to spot lies pretty darn quick.
Like the full article? Contact us

Successful entrepreneurs share their best small business advice
The best small business advice comes from your peers. Here are the best tried-and-tested approaches from successful Australian entrepreneurs.
“Customer experience is the key to successful marketing. If a customer is happy, they will tell people. Is a customer is unhappy, they will tell people. Have your story told in a positive light.” Like the full article?Contact us

LAST CHANCE to book
Intertextile – Shanghai – October 13 – 15, Shanghai, China
Join TCF Buying Mission to attend one of the world’s biggest textile trade exhibitions including 3,000 exhibitors from 23 countries.
Pavilions from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India, Pakistan and Asia.
Please contact us if you would like to register for this mission

Scam emails alert from Australia Post
Australia Post is aware that there are multiple scam emails circulating.
Here are some of the subject lines that are appearing in these scam emails: * The courier has not redeem your item. *The mailman has not deliver the item. * Click here to review your order.
Recommended actions: Delete them ASAP. Do not click on any links.
Report emails to Scam Watch or Stay Smart Online

REMINDER – Origin Africa 2016, 3-5th November, Antananarivo, Madagascar
TCF invites you to attend Origin Africa – celebrating the spirit, style and innovation. Over 180 exhibitors from 25 African countries as well as Senior Government officials (including COMESA, EAC and SADC), international trade policy specialists, international NGO’s, trade, investment and support institutions. TCF Mission includes VIP Lounge, Seminars, Business to Business Meetings, Factory visits. Like further information Contact us

Making and breaking passwords
In today’s day and age almost everyone would have one if not multiple passwords to access their computer, social media, emails and banking information. So how do people create a password that is both easy to remember and most importantly, keeps their private information secure?
Curtin University computer expert Mihai Lazarescu explains…
Like to speak with IT Consultant to discuss your password issues .
Contact us for your personal referral to Infinite IT or Visit www.8it.com.au

REMINDER to register
5th India International Silk Fair, New Delhi, 15-17 October, 2016

TCF Mission meet over 150 manufacturers and exporters of Silk & Silk Blend Garments: Scarves, textiles, homewares, manchester. Sponsored airfare and accommodation to eligible buyers.Contact Usfor registration forms

Welcome to our new TCF Members – Bedtonic, Julie Ramsay;
Join TCF non-profit community organisation – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free training vouchers, access to fashion business mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible.www.tcfaustralia.com/membership

Reduce your small business energy costs by 20% – 40%
FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur
Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – Contact us

Strategies for Off Shore Outsourcing
Buying Or Selling A Business
TCF Global Fashion Sourcing Opportunities
Tips on Building a Successful Business
Preparing For A Fashion Trade Show
Spring/Summer 2017
Quality Control In The Fashion Industry
How To Grow Your Fashion Business
Italian Fashion Media
Pricing, Costing and Cashflow
*Connect your Business to the Women’s Empowerment Principles
Preparing a Business for Sale
How To Start A Fashion Label
Get Noticed By The Media
Balancing Work And Life
Understanding your Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Designs, Patents
Marketing On A Budget
Starting Your New Business
Tips on Using Social Media in your Business
Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacturing
Importing and Exporting
TESTEX – Textile Accreditation & Labelling
How To Brief Your Website Developer
Understanding Freight Logistics of Importing and Exporting
What Buyers Are Looking For
How To Grow Your Business
Fashioning Sustainability Diverse Perspectives
Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
Writing Your Business Plan
Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes
Credit Management And Debt Collection
Ethical Fashion and the Triple Bottom Line
Marketing for Small Fashion Business
Sustainable Sourcing in HK & China
*Global Platform for Sourcing From Women Vendors
Establishing Your Label in the USA
How To Write A Tender Or Grant Submission
Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge

* Free webinars
** Special Offer to TCF Members – two webinars for the price of one during September save $30 –Contact Us
To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar or contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.

Sponsors Links

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News Update – August 2016

TCF Australia monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCF Australia are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly contact us.
Our latest News are:

Beware of emails claiming to be from the (ACCC)
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning businesses to watch out for scam emails that claim to be from the ACCC but contain links that can infect your computer with malware. The email asks businesses to respond to a complaint that has been made about them, or seek payment for an infringement notice for breach of copyright. Legitimate emails from government agencies will always have an email address that ends in .gov.au. To read more: ACCC’s Scamwatch website

Order NOW 2016-2017 Entertainment Book or Digital Book
Support TCF Australia and order your Digital 2016-2017 Entertainment Book for $65 and access up to $20,000 in discount savings on fine dining, cafes and entertainment. Makes a great office gift to benefit you or your staff. Order http://www.entbook.com.au/8k3726

LAST CHANCE – CENTRESTAGE – Asia’s Fashion Spotlight, Hong Kong, 7-10 Sept
Join our TCF Buyer Mission with 3 nights sponsored accommodation available to attend this new fashion trade and public exhibition – contact us for your Buyer Registration Form. The inaugural CENTRESTAGE will be a living showcase of trend-setting fashion icons, stellar international brands, breakout design talent and a world of blossoming glamour that will define the ever-evolving fashion scene to come.

REMINDER – Intertextile – Shanghai – October 13 – 15, Shanghai, China
Join our TCF Buying Mission to attend one of the world’s biggest textile trade exhibitions including 3,000 exhibitors from 23 countries. Pavilions from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India, Pakistan and Asia. Contact Us for registration

REMINDER – Global Sources Fashion, Hong Kong, October 26-29
Join our TCF Mission to visit Global Sources Fashion, AsiaWorld-Expo. Source from experienced suppliers, 85% exhibit exclusively at this show! TCF Member Buyers receive VIP Privledges; HK$100 Octopus card; free daily power breakfast; shuttle; free data sim card (by advance request); up to 3 night’s accommodation sponsorship for eligible TCF buyers; shopping discounts; networking and invites to events; Contact Us for registration

Choosing a location for your business
One of the basic concepts taught in every marketing course is The Four Ps: Price, Product, Promotion and Place. ‘Place’ refers to where your customer evaluates and receives your product or service. Ironically, while ‘place’ is often the most permanent of the four Ps, it’s also often the most overlooked. Like the full article Contact us

4 easy steps to business success
Everybody is scared going into their first business. That’s why you need a business plan, to demystify the process. To create a business plan you need to understand cash flow, and people starting their first business seldom do. They confuse cash flow with sales or with having money in the bank. They believe that to be successful, all you have to do is generate sales. In fact, what you need is the right kind of sales. The wrong kind can drive you straight into bankruptcy. Like the full article Contact us
Or join the Belmont BEC Business Planning ONLINE Webinar – Listen 24/7 includes handbook www.belmontbec.com/webinar

Seven tips for motivating your employees
Any CEO knows that employee motivation is a key to individual performance, group productivity, and maintaining a pleasant office culture. So how do you do it exactly? For a dose of inspiration on how to motivate those who work for you, Inc. magazine compiled the best recent pointers on the subject. Like the full article Contact us

75% of small businesses do not have cyber-risk insurance – or aren’t sure
Small business today are prone to the same hazards as yesteryear.
But they’re largely unprepared to handle 21st century threats to their companies.
Flood, fire or any other natural disaster could spell doom for a lot of businesses but, for a lot of those events, having a good insurance policy and a plan for dealing with them could help keep the business going through the difficult time ahead.
BUT – small business are not preparing themselves in the event of a new kind of potential disaster: a cyber attack. Like to speak with IT Consultant to discuss your cyber security issues . Contact us for your personal referral to Infinite IT or Visit www.8it.com.au

5th India International Silk Fair, New Delhi, 15-17 October, 2016
TCF Mission meet over 150 manufacturers and exporters of Silk & Silk Blend Garments: Scarves, textiles, homewares, manchester. Sponsored airfare and accommodation to eligible buyers. Contact Usfor registration forms

Origin Africa 2016, 3-5th November, Antananarivo, Madagascar
TCF invites you to attend Origin Africa – celebrating the spirit, style and innovation. Over 180 exhibitors from 25 African countries as well as Senior Government officials (including COMESA, EAC and SADC), international trade policy specialists, international NGO’s, trade, investment and support institutions. TCF Mission includes VIP Lounge, Seminars, Business to Business Meetings, Factory visits. Like further information Contact us

Rethink your email strategy based on 2016 email trends
Many companies fail to put a reasonable amount of effort into their email marketing, and contact with their customers can purely be auto-generated responses.
However, there are many more opportunities to take effective email marketing further. This article considers some of the trends to consider to breathe new life into your email marketing strategy. Like further information Contact us

Join your TCF Industry Association – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free training vouchers, access to fashion business mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible.www.tcfaustralia.com/membership

Reduce your small business energy costs by 20% – 40%
FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars

Grants available for your business
Visit www.business.gov.au/Assistance. Learn tips of applying forWebinar – Learn tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders. Book online www.belmontbec.com/webinars. BBEC & TCF Members can apply for a Free Voucher.

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur
Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – Contact us

Strategies for Off Shore Outsourcing
Buying Or Selling A Business
TCF Global Fashion Sourcing Opportunities
Tips on Building a Successful Business
Preparing For A Fashion Trade Show
Spring/Summer 2017
Quality Control In The Fashion Industry
How To Grow Your Fashion Business
Italian Fashion Media
Pricing, Costing and Cashflow
*Connect your Business to the Women’s Empowerment Principles
Preparing a Business for Sale
How To Start A Fashion Label
Get Noticed By The Media
Balancing Work And Life
Understanding your Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Designs, Patents
Marketing On A Budget
Starting Your New Business
Tips on Using Social Media in your Business
Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacturing
Importing and Exporting
TESTEX – Textile Accreditation & Labelling
How To Brief Your Website Developer
Understanding Freight Logistics of Importing and Exporting
What Buyers Are Looking For
How To Grow Your Business
Fashioning Sustainability Diverse Perspectives
Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
Writing Your Business Plan
Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes
Credit Management And Debt Collection
Ethical Fashion and the Triple Bottom Line
Marketing for Small Fashion Business
Sustainable Sourcing in HK & China
*Global Platform for Sourcing From Women Vendors
Establishing Your Label in the USA
How To Write A Tender Or Grant Submission
Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge

* Free webinars
** Special Offer to TCF Members – two webinars for the price of one during August save $30 – Contact Us
To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar or contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.

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News Update – July 2016

TCF Australia monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCF Australia are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly contact us.
Our latest News are:

Order NOW 2016-2017 Entertainment Book or Digital Book
Support TCF Australia and order your Digital 2016-2017 Entertainment Book for $65 and access up to $20,000 in discount savings on fine dining, cafes and entertainment. Makes a great office gift to benefit you or your staff. Order http://www.entbook.com.au/8k3726

Keeping Small Businesses Safe: Combating Cybercrime on a SMBs Budget
According to Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, 71% of the data breaches investigated by the company’s forensic analysis unit targeted small businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Of that group, businesses with less than 10 employees were the most frequently attacked. Source: Infinite IT www.8it.com.au Like the full article Contact us

LAST CHANCE – Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, August 24-27, Shanghai, China. Join TCF Buying Mission to access: Upholstery Fabrics, Furniture Leather, Tassels & Trimmings, Carpets & Rugs, Bedding, Towelling, Intertextile Design Boutique, Wallcoverings, Table & Kitchen Linen, Digital Printing, Home Style textiles. Eligible buyers can access up to 4 night’s accommodation, event shuttle, factory visit, networking and VIP Lounge. TCF Delegates registered will also receive a 2017 Home Textiles Trend Book online. Contact us for registration form and visa invitation.

CENTRESTAGE – Asia’s Fashion Spotlight, Hong Kong, 7-10 Sept
Join our
TCF Buyer Mission with 3 nights sponsored accommodation available to attend this new fashion trade and public exhibition – contact us for your Buyer Registration Form. The inaugural CENTRESTAGEwill be a living showcase of trend-setting fashion icons, stellar international brands, breakout design talent and a world of blossoming glamour that will define the ever-evolving fashion scene to come.

REMINDER – Intertextile SHANGHAI apparel fabrics, October 11-13, Shanghai, China
Join TCF Buying Mission to attend one of the world’s biggest textile trade exhibitions including 3,000 exhibitors from 23 countries. Pavilionsfrom Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India, Pakistan and Asia. Eligible buyers can access 2 night’s accommodation, lunch vouchers, business matching service, event shuttle, VIP Lounge with Wifi access.
Contact us for event registration and visa invitation

Trends from New York – retail and creative hotspots
Showcasing the value of testing new waters, July’s creative scene in NY heralds e-tailers unveiling physical stores, womenswear labels transforming their offices into shoppable showrooms, and a workspace turning hotelier. Art focuses on the inspiration within distortion and artifice. Source: Stylus

Small business horror stories are often a turning point
Every small business has a horror story that nearly cost them everything. Like the time the roof collapsed on all the new stock. Or, when a business partner took off with everything. Or receiving a shipping container full of faulty stock. The stories become legendary within Australia’s small business fraternity, but don’t usually make it into the headlines. But these stories are often a turning point that force small business owners to make some hard decisions and either walk away, or learn from the experience and move on. Like the full storyContact us

TCF Manufacturing Skill Training & Consultancy – Looking to improve your factory or manufacturing cluster group through “eMSkills – Emerging Manufacturing Skills Centre” model (4 pillars of industrial leadership business success) with the International Fibre Centre, TCF Training Brokerage and Consultancy –
Contact us for further information

Marketing trends for local businesses
How to structure the different pieces of your marketing plan so that you can build a successful marketing strategy. From the up-and-coming social networks to the next mobile device your local business can use for quick customer check-outs – digital marketing trends that can help you start the year on the right foot. Want to read the forecast trends?Contact us.

Six ways nature helps you get more out of your employees
If your employees are bored, stressed or burned out, could a touch of nature in the office be the answer? According to a new report by Human Spaces, employees whose work places incorporate natural elements, such as natural light, greenery and views of the outdoors are more productive, more creative and feel more positive about their work.

Global Consumer Generations Infographic
Do you know your Millennials from your Little Emperors? Compare and contrast consumer generations around the world and research your future consumer. Source: Stylus Contact us for further info

Ten steps to keeping employees engaged and motivated
When it comes to job satisfaction, financial rewards may be lower on the list than most people think. Being happy with your job seems to depend more on the intangibles: feeling part of a team and being valued and appreciated consistently outrank money when employees are polled about job satisfaction. To read the article: Contact us.

15 ways how to succeed in business
Forty percent of young people want to be their own boss someday. That’s a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs. The truth is, only a fraction of those people ever really start a business. Some get comfortable in a lifestyle that they can’t afford to give up. Others realise just how hard it is to be an entrepreneur and never try. Sometimes life just happens and makes entrepreneurship unattainable. Like the full article Contact Us

Work/family stress ongoing for mothers
It would not surprise many people to learn that being a new mum, coupled with working is quite stressful; but WA researchers have determined that this high stress level remains constant throughout the first eight years of their children’s lives.

Welcome to our new TCF Members Convict Bags, Karen Adie; Cotton Fish Australia, Nikki McMahon
Join TCF Australia not-for-profit Industry organisation – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free or discounted webinars; access to fashion business training and mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. www.tcfaustralia.com/membership

TCF Member Supply Linkages Looking for a manufacturer in Hong Kong – China – India – Nepal – Bali, Indonesia – Taiwan – Philippines – Fiji – Puerto Rico – Bhutan – Myanmar. Contact us

Reduce your small business energy costs by 20% – 40%
FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars

Grants available for your business
Visit www.business.gov.au/Assistance. Learn tips of applying forWebinar – Learn tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders. Book online www.belmontbec.com/webinars. BBEC & TCF Members can apply for a Free Voucher.

Design Options USA, Latest Colour Trends, USA Fall 2017-
Join ONLINE video bookings www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars

Agency Available – Design Options USA are looking for an Australian Agent to represent their Colour Trend Forecasting Service, like to know more Contact Us

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur
Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – Contact us

Starting Your New Business
Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge
Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
What Buyers Are Looking For
How To Brief Your Website Developer
Pricing, Costing and Cashflow
Italian Fashion Media
How To Grow Your Fashion Business
Marketing for Small Fashion Business
* Connect your Business to the Women’s Empowerment Principles
How To Grow Your Business
TCF Global Fashion Sourcing Opportunities
Strategies for Off Shore Outsourcing
Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes
How To Start A Fashion Label
Preparing For A Fashion Trade Show
Tips on Using Social Media in your Business
Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
Get Noticed By The Media
Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacturing
Understanding Freight Logistics of Importing and Exporting
Fashioning Sustainability Diverse Perspectives
Writing Your Business Plan
* Global Platform for Sourcing From Women Vendors
Starting Your New Business
Establishing Your Label in the USA
Ethical Fashion and the Triple Bottom Line
Credit Management And Debt Collection
7 Essentials to Creating Massive Success
How To Write A Tender Or Grant Submission
Sustainable Sourcing in HK & China
Preparing a Business for Sale
Importing and Exporting
Quality Control In The Fashion Industry
Buying Or Selling A Business
Balancing Work And Life
TESTEX – Textile Accreditation & Labelling
Marketing On A Budget
Tips on Building a Successful Business
Understanding your Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Designs, Patents

* Free webinars
** Special Offer to TCF Members – two webinars for the price of one during July save $30 – Contact Us
To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar or contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.

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News Update – June 2016

TCF Australia monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCF Australia are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly contact us.
Our latest News are:

LAST CHANCE – Hong Kong Fashion Week, July 4th-7th
TCF Buyer Mission – Multi-Level fashion exhibition halls of designers, brands, manufacturers, parades, industry seminars. 1st time buyers may be eligible for 3 night’s accommodation or travel subsidy. contact us for your Registration Form

LAST CHANCE – 57th India International Garment Fair, New Delhi, July 18-20 TCF Buyer Mission – Designers, retailers, online stores, importers – Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Apparel, Accessories, Jewellery.
Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship available to established firms. contact us for your Application Forms

CENTRESTAGE – Asia’s Fashion Spotlight, Hong Kong, 7-10 Sept
Join our TCF Buyer Mission
with 3 nights sponsored accommodation available to attend this new fashion trade and public exhibition – contact us for your Buyer Registration Form. The inaugural CENTRESTAGEwill be a living showcase of trend-setting fashion icons, stellar international brands, breakout design talent and a world of blossoming glamour that will define the ever-evolving fashion scene to come.

Australian Online Shopping Report
Inside Australian Online Shopping brings together category specific trends, growth patterns and insights on Australia’s favourite products to buy online, where the nation’s top online shoppers live, and where we predict the next growth areas to be. Source: Startrack Like the full report contact us.

The 2016 Consumer Zodiac
2016 will be the year of the Wellbeing Warrior and nine more consumer signs. These are the year’s most influential target groups – the fastest growing, the ones to watch now. Understand what Consumer Insights to discover which matter most to your brand and how to reach them. Source: Stylus Like further info contact us

Intertextile SHANGHAI apparel fabrics, October 11-13, Shanghai, China
Join TCF Buying Mission to one of the world’s biggest textile trade exhibitions including 3,000 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions will participate and showcase an array of products in six halls across 156,000sqm of exhibition area. Fair highlights include SalonEurope – 9 European countries – Asian Pavilions from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India and Pakistan. Product zones include Premium Wool Zone, Verve for Design, All About Sustainability and Functional Lab. A wide range of Chinese exhibitors, as well as eight domestic pavilions, also feature throughout the six halls.
Like further information on the TCF Buying Mission contact us

The Thin Line Between Bringing Your Own Device & Bringing About Your Own Demise – Most SMEs have no formal mobility policy and are unfamiliar with mobile device management (MDM) technology. If acceptable/unacceptable usage isn’t clearly defined, and employee-owned devices aren’t properly deployed, configured, monitored and managed, costly security breaches will happen. Source: Infinite ITwww.8it.com.au Like the full article contact us

EU Textile & Clothing Sector – TCBL 2016, June 21st, Huddersfield, UK
TCBL aims to renew the European Textile & Clothing sector, exploring new ways to design, make, and work together. TCBL are inventing new business models to open up attractive markets. TCBL Talk – will look at new trends, consumer choices and customisation, the environment and new technologies and provide a range of provocative speakers offering new perspectives on these issues; the afternoon – TCBL Jam – will showcase ideas from all over Europe on how this might work in practice, developing new business models and collaborative ventures along the way.

Welcome to our NEW TCF Members – Runway Style for Hire, Cindy Goncalves;
Join TCF non-profit community organisation – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free training vouchers, access to fashion business mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible.www.tcfaustralia.com/membership

TCF Member Supply Linkages Looking for a manufacturer in Hong Kong – China – India – Nepal – Bali, Indonesia – Taiwan – Philippines – Fiji – Puerto Rico – Bhutan – Myanmar. Contact us

Reduce your small business energy costs by 20% – 40%
FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars

Design Options USA, Latest Colour Trends, USA Spring/Summer 2017 –
Join ONLINE webinar book www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars

Agency Available – Design Options USA are looking for an Australian Agent to represent their Colour Trend Forecasting Service, like to know more Contact Us

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur
Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – Contact us

Starting Your New Business
Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge
Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
What Buyers Are Looking For
How To Brief Your Website Developer
Pricing, Costing and Cashflow
Italian Fashion Media
How To Grow Your Fashion Business
Marketing for Small Fashion Business
* Connect your Business to the Women’s Empowerment Principles
How To Grow Your Business
TCF Global Fashion Sourcing Opportunities
Strategies for Off Shore Outsourcing
Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes
How To Start A Fashion Label
Preparing For A Fashion Trade Show
Tips on Using Social Media in your Business
Hidden Time Management Shortcuts Of Wealthy Entrepreneurs
Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
Get Noticed By The Media
Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacturing
Understanding Freight Logistics of Importing and Exporting
App Your Business
Fashioning Sustainability Diverse Perspectives
Writing Your Business Plan
* Global Platform for Sourcing From Women Vendors
Starting Your New Business
Establishing Your Label in the USA
Ethical Fashion and the Triple Bottom Line
Credit Management And Debt Collection
7 Essentials to Creating Massive Success
How To Write A Tender Or Grant Submission
Sustainable Sourcing in HK & China
Preparing a Business for Sale
Importing and Exporting
Quality Control In The Fashion Industry
Buying Or Selling A Business
Balancing Work And Life
TESTEX – Textile Accreditation & Labelling
Marketing On A Budget
Tips on Building a Successful Business
Understanding your Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Designs, Patents

* Free webinars
** Special Offer to TCF Members – two webinars for the price of one during June save $30 – Contact Us
To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar or contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.

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News Update – May 2016

TCF Australia monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCF Australia are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly contact us.
Our latest News are:

12th designedge innovation FESTIVAL – ending 31st May
ONLINE Webinars broadcasted nationally & globally bringing together small business entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, creatives and community organisations.
View all ONLINE webinars at www.belmontbec.com/webinars
Free Webinar Voucher (valued $30) to all TCF Australia Members. View all topics www.belmontbec.com/2016innovation

REMINDER – Hong Kong Fashion Week, July 4th-7th
TCF Buyer Mission – Multi-Level fashion exhibition halls of designers, brands, manufacturers, parades, industry seminars. 1st time buyers may be eligible for 3 night’s accommodation or travel subsidy. Contact us for your Registration Form

REMINDER – 57th India International Garment Fair, New Delhi, July 18-20
TCF Buyer Mission – Designers, retailers, online stores, importers – Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Apparel, Accessories, Jewellery.
Airfare & Accommodation sponsorship available to established firms. Contact us for your Application Forms

CENTRESTAGE – Asia’s Fashion Spotlight, Hong Kong, 7-10 Sept
TCF Exhibitor Mission – showcase your Fashion Collection at Hong Kong’s newest boutique designer trade exhibition in Asia. 10% discount for Men’s Wear exhibitors. Impressive list of global fashion buyers are already registered. Contact us to receive your Exhibitor Application Form
TCF Buyer Mission – like to join our TCF Buyers Mission with sponsored accommodation available to attend Centrestage – Contact us to receive your Buyer Registration Form

If the world were 100 people
Who would they be? Who would have what, where would they live, how much money would they have……?
This 2-1/2 minute video clip explains the world in which we live in simple graphics.
Like the video clip – Contact us

Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Why More Businesses Are Choosing Office 365 – Small-to-medium sized businesses (SME’s) and entrepreneurs are accustomed to having to do more with less. Budgets are tighter and available resources are limited
at best. Many SMBs are fearful of the cloud, but the term itself is basically industry jargon for off-site file hosting. Nowhere near as ominous as it sounds or is made out to be. Source: Infinite ITwww.8it.com.au Like the full article Contact us

Three Fs to find funding for your start-up business.
Everyone has good ideas. Some of them may even be million dollar ideas, but if you live from paycheck to paycheck, or beyond your means, you may never be able to quit your job and start a business. Why? Because the money to start your new business will come from your right or left pocket. View our Belmont BEC Online Webinars ‘How to Start a Business’ / ‘Business Planning Simplified’ / ‘Pricing & Costing’ – view on PC, tablet, smartphone, Register www.belmontbec.com/webinars

E-commerce giant Alibaba is opening an Australian office: Why that’s good news for SMEs
E-commerce behemoth Alibaba is opening in Australian office in a bid to work more closely with local SMEs who want to tap into the Chinese retail market. Launching its Australian headquarters later this year, with the office serving as a hub for the company’s Australia and New Zealand operations. Alibaba Group, often referred to as the ‘Amazon of China’, operates a number of popular online marketplaces, such as Tmall and payments platform Alipay. Like to view the full articleContact us

Welcome to our new TCF Members – House of SKYE, Natasha Hinett; Suswar, Deanne Richards; Queen Rhubarb, Gabrielle Houldsworth; Kumar Periris; Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council, Kay Gerard; Kristin Goodacre; Hunter Region BEC, Kerry Hallett; Pari Enterprises, Anne-Marie Gaganis; Thang de Hoo.
Join TCF non-profit community organisation – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free training vouchers, access to fashion business mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible.www.tcfaustralia.com/membership

Are you keeping up with the predicted business trends of 2016?
Five business trends shaping 2016
MySmallBusiness asked three business ‘clairvoyants’ what innovations SMEs will see during 2016.
Fifty small business trends and predictions for 2016BusinessNewsDaily outlined a year ripe with opportunity, yet new obstacles to overcome. From policies and regulation to harnessing the newest technologies.
Like to receive the SME business forecast trends – Contact us

Fifty most fun-based home business ideas
Working from home can be a lot of fun – if you’ve chosen the right idea! There are now more options than ever when it comes to home-based businesses. And some of the opportunities might be just what you’re looking for if you want to add some more fun to your life. Source: Smallbiztrends. Like a list of the ideas – Contact us

TCF Member Supply Linkages Looking for a manufacturer in Hong Kong – China – India – Nepal – Bali, Indonesia – Taiwan – Philippines – Fiji – Puerto Rico – Bhutan – Myanmar. Contact us

Reduce your small business energy costs by 20% – 40%
FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars

Design Options USA, Latest Colour Trends, USA Spring/Summer 2017 –
Join ONLINE webinar book www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur
Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – Contact us

Starting Your New Business
Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge
Strategies for Off Shore Sourcing
What Buyers Are Looking For
How To Brief Your Website Developer
Pricing, Costing and Cashflow
Italian Fashion Media
How To Grow Your Fashion Business
Marketing for Small Fashion Business
* Connect your Business to the Women’s Empowerment Principles
How To Grow Your Business
TCF Global Fashion Sourcing Opportunities
Strategies for Off Shore Outsourcing
Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes
How To Start A Fashion Label
Preparing For A Fashion Trade Show
Tips on Using Social Media in your Business
Hidden Time Management Shortcuts Of Wealthy Entrepreneurs
Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
Get Noticed By The Media
Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacturing
Understanding Freight Logistics of Importing and Exporting
App Your Business
Fashioning Sustainability Diverse Perspectives
Writing Your Business Plan
* Global Platform for Sourcing From Women Vendors
Starting Your New Business
Establishing Your Label in the USA
Ethical Fashion and the Triple Bottom Line
Credit Management And Debt Collection
7 Essentials to Creating Massive Success
How To Write A Tender Or Grant Submission
Sustainable Sourcing in HK & China
Preparing a Business for Sale
Importing and Exporting
Quality Control In The Fashion Industry
Buying Or Selling A Business
Balancing Work And Life
TESTEX – Textile Accreditation & Labelling
Marketing On A Budget
Tips on Building a Successful Business
Understanding your Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Designs, Patents

* Free webinars
** Special Offer to Belmont BEC Members – two webinars for the price of one during May save $30 –Contact Us
To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar or contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.


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News Update – April 2016

 

TCF Australia monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCF Australia are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly contact us.
Our latest News are:

TCF AUSTRALIA NEWS UPDATE – APRIL 2016

Welcome to 12th designedge innovation FESTIVAL
20th April-31st May – Festival Events
www.belmontbec.com/2016innovation
Over 70 webinars will be broadcasted from Belmont WA, nationally & globally ONLINE bringing together small business owners, innovators, designers, creatives and community organisations.12th designedge innovation FESTIVAL – 20th April to 31st May
ONLINE Business Skills ‘On Demand’ Sessions

Live and Recorded Webinars – ANYTIME – Fast Track your Training
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us
Book all sessions below www.belmontbec.com/webinars
*Free Webinar
** Free to Friends of Belmont BEC or TCF Members
Steps to Starting a Small Business April 21, 10am – 12 Noon
* Solar Energy April 22, 10am – 11am
* Connect your Business to the Women’s Empowerment Principles April 22, 1pm – 2pm
* Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs April 26, 10am – 11am
* Energy Usage in TCF Supply Chains – Upstream & Downstream April 26, 11am – 12 Noon
* Global Platform – ITC Sourcing from Women in Business April 27, 1pm – 2pm
Importing & Exporting – Lower Your Risks April 27, 2pm – 3pm
Avoiding Apparel Manufacturing Pitfalls April 29, 10am – 11am
* Low Cost Energy Efficiency Accreditation April 29, 11am – 12 Noon
Creating an Online Shop April 29, 1pm – 2pm
Steps to Starting a Small Business May 2, 12 Noon – 1pm
Preparing for a Fashion Trade Exhibition May 2, 2pm – 3pm
Preparing a Business for Sale May 2, 3pm – 4pm
How to Write a Tender or Grant Submission May 3, 10am – 11am
Writing Your Business Plan May 3, 11am – 12 Noon
Marketing on a Budget May 3, 1pm – 2pm
Improve your Work & Life Balance May 3, 4pm – 5pm
Italian Fashion Media – How to Get Noticed May 4, 11am – 12 Noon
What Fashion Buyers Are Really Looking For May 4, 1pm – 2pm
Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing May 4, 2pm – 3pm
Accessing Multicultural Markets May 5, 11am – 12 Noon
Starting a Fashion Label May 5, 12 Noon – 1pm
License your Trademarks & Designs May 5, 1pm – 2pm
** TCF Global Fashion Sourcing Opportunities for Retailers & Designers May 5, 2pm – 3pm
Dealing with Fashion Agents and Retailers May 6, 11am – 12 Noon
* Every Girl. Everywhere. Period. – Days for Girls May 6, 12 Noon – 1pm
Understanding Freight Logistics of Importing/Exporting May 10, 10am – 11am
Customer Service is Your Competitive Edge May 10, 11am – 12 Noon
Get Noticed by the Media May 10, 1pm – 2pm
Pricing, Costing & Cash flow May 10, 2pm – 3pm
** Call Me: The art of the Telephone May 10, 3pm – 4pm
How to Grow Your Business May 11, 10am – 11am
Brief a Web Developer May 11, 11am – 12 Noon
Marketing for Small Fashion Business May 11, 1pm – 2pm
TESTEX – Textiles Accreditation & Labelling May 12, 1pm – 2pm
“Spring/Summer 2017” It’s all about colour and trends that “Sell at Retail” May 12, 2pm – 3pm
* Measuring Energy Usage in Your Business May 13, 10am – 11am
* Monitoring your Energy Bills in Your Business May 13, 11am – 12 Noon
How to Grow your Fashion Business May 13, 1pm – 2pm
Goal Setting & Self-Assessment of your Business Skills May 13, 3pm – 4pm
How to Write a Tender or Grant Submission May 16, 10am – 11am
Starting Your New Business May 16, 11am – 12 Noon
Marketing on a Budget May 16, 1pm – 2pm
Preparing for a Fashion Trade Event May 16, 2pm – 3pm
Preparing a Business for Sale May 16, 4pm – 5pm
Buying or Selling a Small Business May 17, 11am – 12 Noon
Tips on using Social Media in your Business Fashion & Technology May 17, 1pm – 2pm
Fashion & Technology May 17, 3pm – 4pm
** Sustainable Sourcing in HK and China May 18, 10am – 11am
Strategies for Off-Shore Sourcing May 18, 11am – 12 Noon
Protecting Your Trademark in the United States May 18, 1pm – 2pm
* Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business May 19, 10am – 11am
3D Printed Fashion Gown and Accessories May 20, 10am – 11am
* Reduce Costs in your Air Conditioning May 20, 1pm – 2pm
* Reduce Lighting Costs in Your Business May 20, 2pm – 3pm
Credit Management and Debt Collection May 23, 1pm – 2pm
Importing & Exporting – Lower your Risks May 23, 2pm – 3pm
Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes May 24, 10am – 11am
** On Folding & Technology: Scale, Dimensionality and Materiality May 24, 1pm – 2pm
Specification Sheets for Apparel Manufacture May 25, 10am – 11am
Italian Fashion Media – How to Get Noticed May 25, 11am – 12 Noon
What Fashion Buyers Are Really Looking For May 25, 1pm – 2pm
Quality Control in Apparel Manufacturing May 25, 3pm – 4pm
** Fashioning Sustainability May 26, 10am – 11am
Strategies for Off-Shore Sourcing May 26, 11am – 12 Noon
* Preparing an Award Submission, Belmont Western Australian Small Business Awards May 26, 12 Noon – 1pm
Tips on using Social Media in your Business May 26, 1pm – 2pm
* Connect Your Business to the Women’s Empowerment Principles May 27, 11am – 12 Noon
** Sustainable Sourcing in HK and China May 27, 1pm – 2pm
** Establishing Your Label in the USA May 27, 2pm – 3pm
* Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors May 31, 1pm – 2pm
Ethical Fashion and the Triple Bottom Line May 31, 2pm – 3pm

* Webinars marked (*) are FREE for small business.
** Webinars marked (**) are FREE for Friends of Belmont BEC and members of TCFWA, TCF Australia and TCF Global.

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News Update – March 2016

 

TCF Australia monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCF Australia are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly contact us.
Our latest News are:

TCF Australia Member Easter Special – Join TCF Australia during March and receive 15mths Membership for the price of 12mths! Join TCF WA not-for-profit Industry Association from just $99 per year and receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, discounted webinars, fashion business mentoring at discounted rates; Bronze, Silver and Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. www.tcfaustralia.com/membership Welcome to our NEW TCF Members – bDifferent, Malvina Skala; La Luna Lifestyle, Belinda Phillips; Queen Rhubarb, Gabrielle Houldsworth; House of SKYE, Natasha Hinett, Suswar, Deanne Richards; Nathasha Chabelnique; Marena S Nagel; Goldfield Mohair Farm, Johanna Armour; Paperbark Woman, Lenore Dembski; AATFA, Geoff Hardie; Nasinu Business Incubation Centre, John Tuiono;

LAST CHANCE – TCF Mission – Global Sources Fashion, Hong Kong, April 27-30 Visit Global Sources Fashion for an outstanding selection of in-demand styles across 1,350+ booths. Source from experienced suppliers, 85% of whom exhibit exclusively at this show! TCF Member Buyers receive VIP Privledges, HK$100 Octopus card, Daily power breakfast, wifi, shuttle, data sim card and up to 3 night’s accommodation sponsorship for eligible TCF buyers Contact Us for registration

LAST CHANCE – Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, April 27-30
BBEC Buying Mission *Accommodation Sponsorship

The World’s Biggest Gifts Trade Event. Up to *3nights accommodation or a travel allowance available to eligible buyers in our TCF/BBEC Buying Mission. Contact Us

NEW EVENT – CENTRESTAGE – Hong Kong, 7-10 September
Asia’s Fashion Spotlight! – New Fashion Exhibition to showcase your collection
CENTRESTAGE is open to fashion designers and companies with original brands or licensees of brand names. Contact Us for Exhibitor Application Forms.
Buyer Mission available with 3nights sponsored Accommodation Contact Us

Combating Cybercrime on a Small Business Budget: Everyone is a victim when it comes to Cybercrime! The loss and exposure of confidential data from cyber-attack is costly to both the people victimized and the businesses whose data was compromised. For the victim, hackers typically retrieve personal information, bank account, credit card and social security numbers, resulting in identity fraud. The stress and time involved to reclaim their identity and get their financial house back in order is beyond measure. Source: Infinite ITwww.8it.com.au Like the full article Contact Us

Richest 62 people as wealthy as half the world.
The richest 62 people in the world now hold as much wealth as the poorer half of the global population, according to the latest report published by Oxfam. The combined wealth of the 62 billionaires shot up by 44%. By contrast, the poorest half of the global population of 3.6 billion plummeted by 41% in the same period. Source: Oxfam.
Like more Info Contact Us

Free ACCC webinar on the rights and responsibilities of running your business March 16th Register http://www.webcasts.com.au/accc160316/
To help businesses big and small to make sense of the new law, the ACCC together with ASIC, is hosting a free webinar to provide an overview of the new protections and, if your business offers standard form contracts to other businesses, what you need to do before the law takes effect in November ,2016.

LAST CHANCE: Are you a Speaker or Consultant? Like to present during our Innovation Festival?
Belmont BEC and TCF Members are invited to register interest in being a presenter or speaker during our 12th Designedge Innovation Festival which will run from 20th April to 31st May. Sessions can run live or recorded online. Contact Us

It is not about the product, it is how the customer feels!
Retailing is constantly changing and so is how we sell. I remember my early workshops training team members to sell product, we would do a session where we would get workshop participants to identify the features of the products and then convert them to the benefits of the product. We would then develop role play sessions on how to sell… Source: John Stanley & Associates. Like more info Contact Us

Meet our TCF Member of the Month – La Luna Lifestyle
La Luna Lifestyle is designed to express the playfulness, vibrancy and glamour within all women. My love of colour, fluid fabrics and textural combinations has enabled La Luna Fashion to expand into a Lifestyle brand incorporating Fashion, Accessories and Homeware. Every age and cycle has a unique beauty! La Luna Lifestyle is designed to enable women of all ages, sizes and stages to celebrate their individual style with confidence. In keeping with La Luna Lifestyle’s ethos of empowerment … the ranges are manufactured by women from previously disadvantaged environments.
www.lalunalifestyle.com

WWF – Prize for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life
To honour rural women leaders and groups for their creativity, courage and compassion to improve the quality of life in rural areas. Co-ordinated by Women’s World Summit Foundation –
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Are ‘solopreneurs’ happier?
More than 2,000 people were polled globally and found that solopreneurs were considerably more likely to: * Feel engaged and energised in their work. * Believe they are respected and valued for their strengths * Describe themselves as flourishing at work over the last 3 months. This aligns with research suggesting that using our strengths – those things we’re good at and actually enjoy doing – helps us feel more confident, energised and engaged in our work. Source: WA Today. Like more info Contact Us

TCF Member Supply Linkages Looking for a manufacturer in Hong Kong – China – India – Nepal – Bali, Indonesia – Taiwan – Philippines – Fiji – Puerto Rico – Bhutan – Myanmar Contact us

Grants available for your business
Visit www.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspx Learn tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders – book our online webinar or recording www.belmontbec.com/webinars
BBEC & TCF Members can apply for a Free Voucher.

Upcoming TCF Trade Missions, Trade Events & Festivals

TFI Press and Buyers Tradeshow F/W16, Toronto, Canada, March 16-17, – meet the media, buyers and designers
Interfilière Hong Kong, March 15-16 – trade show for intimates, beachwear and swimwear fabrics.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, China, March 16-18; TCF Buying Mission *Accommodation Sponsorship Contact us
Fashion Access Hong Kong, March 30-April 1: Bags, Footwear, Leathergoods, Travelware, Fashion Accessories
Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, April 27-30: TCF Buying Mission *Accommodation Sponsorship. Contact us
Fiji Fashion Week, Suva, Fiji Islands, May 9-14: Fostering emerging design talent and TCF opportunities.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, Sydney, Australia, May 15-20: Resort Collections and showcase of emerging talent.
Cashmere World, Hong Kong, September 28-30: trade event of entire supply chain of cashmere and fine fibres

Design Options USA , Latest Colour Trends, USA Fall/Winter2016

Like more info Contact us

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur
Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – Contact us

Starting Your New Business
How to Start a Fashion Label
Writing Your Business Plan
Marketing for Small Fashion Business
Time Management
*Creating an Online Shop
How to Licence your Trademarks & Designs
Why are you busy and poor
Balancing Life & Work
How to Grow Your Business
Understanding Freight Logistics of Importing and Exporting
Customer Experience – Create Competitive Edge
Brief a Web Developer
Dealing with Agents and Retailers
Get noticed by the Media
TESTEX – Accreditation & Labelling
Pricing Costing Cashflow
7 Essentials to Creating Massive Success
How to Write a Tender or Grant Submission
Sustainable Sourcing
Starting Your New Business – LIVE Workshop
Strategies for Offshore sourcing
Marketing on a Budget
Using Social Media In Business
Preparing for a Trade Event
Prepare a Business for Sale
UN Global Compact – Womens Empowerment Principles
Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
Credit Management and Debt Collection
Italian Fashion Media How to get Noticed
Global Platform for Sourcing from Women Vendors
What Buyers Are Really Looking For
Importing And Exporting
Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes
Ask an Expert Belmont BEC Sundowner Event
Free Legal Advice Workshop

Webinar Recordings marked * are FREE to TCF Members
To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar or contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.

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News Update – February 2016

 

TCF Australia monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCF Australia are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly contact us.
Our latest News are:

Latest Newsletter

Happy New Year – Year of the Monkey!
The Chinese New Year of the Red Fire Monkey will start on February 8, 2016. However, business decisions made this year should be based on fact, not emotion. Like to know your Chinese Zodiac Sign and whether you are a Fire, Water, Metal, Wood or Earth sign, all based on the 60 year Chinese Astrology cycle. Contact us.

Carol Hanlon to present at UN CSW60, New York, 15th March, Parallel NGO Forum
Topic: ‘Empowering Women in Small Business through Online Training & Mentoring that develops Sustainable Enterprises providing Social, Environment & Economic community benefits.’ Viewwww.belmontbec.com/empoweringwomen
Like to know more about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) Contact Us

Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, April 27-30
TCF Buying Mission *Accommodation Sponsorship –

The World’s Biggest Gifts Trade Event. Up to *3nights accommodation or a travel allowance available to eligible buyers in our TCF/BBEC Buying Mission. Contact us

TCF Buying Mission – Global Sources Fashion Sourcing Fair, Hong Kong, April 27-30
Visit Global Sources Fashion for an outstanding selection of in-demand styles across 1,350+ booths. Source from experienced suppliers, 85% of whom exhibit exclusively at this show!. TCF Member Buyers receive VIP Privledges, HK$100 Octopus card, Daily power breakfast, wifi, shuttle, data sim card and up to 3 night’s accommodation sponsorship for eligible TCF buyers Contact Us for registration

LAST CHANCE: Are you a Speaker or Consultant? Like to present during our Innovation Festival? Belmont BEC & TCF Members are invited to register interest in being a presenter or speaker during our 12th Designedge Innovation Festival which will run from 20th April to 31st May. Sessions can run live or recorded online.
Reminder: Innovation Festival Sponsorship Opportunities available contact us

Which Australian industries are set to soar in 2016?
Recent IBISWorld report outlines industries set to rise and fall over the next 12months. Predicted Growth Winners include: Cotton Growing 19.2%, Internet publishing and broadcasting 9.4%, Organic Farming 5.6%, Houseware retailing 5.1%, University and other Higher Education in Australia 3.6%
Source: IBISWorld / The Motley Fool – want further info Contact Us

Belt and Road Portal
HKTDC has created a portal that includes economic profiles of 65 Belt and Road economies, official policy documents, and links to official sources with listings of investment projects. Contact Us for further information.

Predictive Tech – Soon, millions of people will not only depend on [tech] assistants for routine matters like booking travel and providing basic information, but also for emotional support and guidance. They won’t be like the intelligent agent in the movie Her, but they will account for a bigger share of our conversations and interactions every day. Source: Stylus. Like further information? Contact Us

Welcome to our new TCF Members
Join TCF non-profit community organisation – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free training vouchers and access to fashion business mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible.
www.tcfaustralia.com/membership

TCF Member Supply Linkages Looking for a manufacturer in Hong Kong – China – India – Nepal – Bali, Indonesia – Taiwan – Philippines – Fiji – Puerto Rico – Bhutan – Myanmar Contact us

Reduce your business energy costs by 20%-40%
New Year Special – FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars

The 2016 Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium – national event series
Conference speakers include: Professor Lyn Beazley AO FTSE, Science Ambassador; Jessica Smith, Paralympian, Author and Body Image Activist;Ronni Kahn, Founder, OzHarvest.
Bookings: www.wla-symposium.com.au

Grants available for your business
Visit www.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspx Learn tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders – book our online webinar or recording www.belmontbec.com/webinars
BBEC & TCF Members can apply for a Free Voucher.

Upcoming TCF Trade Missions, Trade Events & Festivals

Couture Fashion Week, New York, February 12-14: couture designer collection parades
Home & Giving Fair, February 20-23, Sydney, Australia: Gifts, Home, Fashion, Jewellery, Kids, Kitchen, Outdoor, Stationary
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, China, March 16-18; TCF Buying Mission *Accommodation Sponsorship Contact us
Prime Source Forum, Hong Kong, March 24-25: Apparel Industry Conference
Fashion Access Hong Kong, March 30-April 1: Bags, Footwear, Leathergoods, Travelware, Fashion Accessories
Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, April 27-30: TCF Buying Mission *Accommodation Sponsorship. Contact us
Centrestage, Hong Kong, September 28-30: new fashion event – ready to wear and designer labels. TCF Buying Mission *Accommodation Sponsorship. Contact us

Young Contemp. Stories – Rasta – S/S 17 Women Forecasting

Like more info Contact us

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur
Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – Contact us

Starting Your New Business
How to Start a Fashion Label
Writing Your Business Plan
Marketing for Small Fashion Business
Time Management
*Creating an Online Shop
How to Licence your Trademarks & Designs
Why are you busy and poor
Balancing Life & Work
How to Grow Your Business
Understanding Freight Logistics of Importing and Exporting
Customer Experience – Create Competitive Edge
Brief a Web Developer
Dealing with Agents and Retailers
Get noticed by the Media
TESTEX – Accreditation & Labelling
Pricing Costing Cashflow
7 Essentials to Creating Massive Success
How to Write a Tender or Grant Submission
Sustainable Sourcing
Starting Your New Business – LIVE Workshop
Strategies for Offshore sourcing
Marketing on a Budget
Using Social Media In Business
Preparing for a Trade Event
Prepare a Business for Sale
UN Global Compact – Womens Empowerment Principles
Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
Credit Management and Debt Collection
Italian Fashion Media How to get Noticed
Global Platform for Sourcing from Women Vendors
What Buyers Are Really Looking For
Importing And Exporting
Understanding the Australian Privacy Changes
Ask an Expert Belmont BEC Sundowner Event
Free Legal Advice Workshop

Webinar Recordings marked * are FREE to TCF Members
**Special Offer to TCF Australia Members – two webinars for the price of one during January save $30 – Contact us

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar or contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.

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News Update – January 2016

 

TCF Australia monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCF Australia are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly contact us.
Our latest News are:

Wishing you and your business a successful year in 2016
Identify Risks and New Opportunities to gain your competitive advantage!
Like your own Business Advisor/Mentor Online to assist you develop your business strategies or update your business plan
Bookings www.tcfwa.com/mentoring

Are you a Speaker or Consultant? Like to present during our Innovation Festival?
Belmont BEC & TCF Members are invited to register interest in being a presenter or speaker during our 12th designedge Innovation festival which will run from 20th April to 31st May
Sessions can run live or recorded online.

Reminder: Innovation Festival Sponsorship Opportunities Available Contact us

Commerce Marketing Gurus: Top 2016 Trends
According to our experts, 2016 will be the year of mastering personalisation with segmentation, social strategy and tailored customer experience. Like the Bronto experts’ predictions on how you can customise your upcoming campaigns to meet customers’ expectations. Source: Bronto Contact us for further info

Belt and Road Portal
HKTDC has created a portal that includes economic profiles of 65 Belt and Road economies, official policy documents, and links to official sources with listings of investment projects. Contact us for further info

The challenge keeping up with trends: The hexo+ arrived on the market this month. This is a drone that wirelessly tethers its self to a smart phone and follows you anywhere. As a business you may not have a need for drone following you around, but there may be times it could be valuable. Source John Stanley Associates: Contact us for further info

Welcome to our new TCF Members
Buluuymirrii – Colleen Tigh Johnson;
Join TCF non-profit community organisation – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free training vouchers and access to fashion business mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. www.tcfwa.com/membership

TCF Member Supply Linkages Looking for a manufacturer in Hong Kong – China – India – Nepal – Bali, Indonesia – Taiwan – Philippines – Fiji – Puerto Rico – Bhutan – Myanmar Contact us

Reduce your business energy costs by 20%-40%
New Year Special – FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars
www.tcfaustralia.com/greenenergywebinars

Like to support Women in Nepal rebuild their small businesses
Like your business to sponsor training & mentoring for women through our BPW Business Incubator Project supporting earthquake affected women in Nepal to rebuild their small business. Contact us

The 2016 Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium – national event series
Conference speakers include: Professor Lyn Beazley AO FTSE, Science Ambassador; Jessica Smith, Paralympian, Author and Body Image Activist;
Ronni Kahn, Founder, OzHarvest. Bookings: www.wla-symposium.com.au

Global Consumer Generations Infographic
Do you know your Millennials from your Little Emperors? Compare and contrast consumer generations around the world and research your future consumer. Source: Stylus Contact us for further info

Grants available for your business
Visit www.business.gov.au/GrantFinder/GrantFinder.aspx Learn tips of applying for Grant Submission and Tenders – book our online webinar or recording www.belmontbec.com/training BBEC & TCF Members can apply for a Free Voucher.

Upcoming TCF Trade Missions, Trade Events & Festivals

Couture Fashion Week, New York, February 12-14: couture designer collection parades
Home & Giving Fair, February 20-23, Sydney, Australia: Gifts, Home, Fashion, Jewellery, Kids, Kitchen, Outdoor, Stationary
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, China, March 16-18; TCF Buying Mission *Accommodation Sponsorship Contact us
Prime Source Forum, Hong Kong, March 24-25: Apparel Industry Conference
Fashion Access Hong Kong, March 30-April 1: Bags, Footwear, Leathergoods, Travelware, Fashion Accessories
Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, April 27-30: TCF Buying Mission *Accommodation Sponsorship. Contact us
Centrestage, Hong Kong, September 28-30: new fashion event – ready to wear and designer labels. TCF Buying Mission *Accommodation Sponsorship. Contact us
5th International Fashion Incubator Conference, 2016 – Venue and dates to be advised Sharing best practice from Fashion Incubators around the globe. Register your interest Contact us

Design Options USA, Latest Colour Trends, USA Fall/Winter 2016/2017

Like more info Contact us

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur
Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars
Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – contact us

Pricing, Costing and Cashflow
*Global Platform for Sourcing From Women Vendors
Marketing For A Small Fashion Business
Marketing on a Budget
Importing and Exporting
Connect Your Business to the Women’s Empowerment Principles
Preparing for a Fashion Trade Show
TCF Global Fashion Sourcing Opportunities
How to Start A Fashion Label
How To Licence Your Trademarks and Designs
Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
How to Grow Your Fashion Business
Make Customer Experience Your Competitive Edge
Ethical Fashion and Triple the Bottom Line
Writing your Business Plan
Get Noticed By The Media
Italian Fashion Media – How to get Noticed
Establishing Your Label In The USA
What Buyers are Really Looking For
Dealing With Difficult Clients
Quality Control in the Fashion Industry

Webinar Recordings marked * are FREE to TCF Members
**Special Offer to TCF WA Members – two webinars for the price of one during January save $30 – Contact us

To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar or contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.

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