Accelerated Reboot Classroom

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Accelerated Reboot Classrooms for Fashion Businesses

As the Cape Town Fashion Council (CTFC) we are proud to announce that we will be hosting the Accelerated Reboot Classrooms (ARC) for fashion businesses. The programme is designed to support Small, Medium, and Micro Enterprises (SMME) specifically in the fashion industry, by offering essential business assistance from various consultants, who would usually charge a fee for their services.  ARC is a business bootcamp programme that will offer small fashion businesses the opportunity to rebuild, restructure, and reassess their business operations due to changes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  There will be a range of business topics covered over a 10-week period, starting from the 14th of June to the 21st of August, and due to lockdown, ARC will take place online using designated digital platforms.

Not only will the selected small businesses receive free consultation, incubation, and mentorship for 10 weeks, but they will also receive the opportunity to interact with 7 – 10 other small fashion businesses who will be sharing the same digital classrooms. This will offer the opportunity for information sharing, idea-generating and future collaborations.  ARC will combine theory with practical work, which will provide small fashion businesses with fundamental business information, documentation, and general business structures. A total of seven topics will be covered in partnership with the following industry experts and companies:

  • 10 Week Bootcamp Program
  • 7 Courses 
  • 3-5+ hours a week

Program outline

  1. Business Development with Diane Boorman founder of Business Enabler & Growth Accelerator
  2. Range Building for Retail with Alex Harris founder of AH Consulting
  3. Human Resources for Fashion Businesses with David Bernstein from Pulse HR Consulting
  4. Fashion Week Readiness with Simon Deiner co-founder of South African Menswear Week
  5. Public Relations Interviews with Colin Don Schouw from Good Hope Fm and Fashion One TV
  6. Basic Business Law with Danielle founder of Du Plessis Attorneys
  7. Basic Accounting and Bookkeeping with Richard Duffy from Finance Studio with

To qualify for the ARC programme, businesses should:

  • Be Western Cape registered businesses
  • Be operational for more than 1 year
  • Employ more than 2 people
  • Have enough time to attend 1 to 4-hour non-consecutive lessons per week
  • Have a turn-over of less than 2million per year
  • Be producing for and supplying the local market
  • Be a fashion clothing related business that manufactures in SA

Applications Close 11 June 2020 @ 00h00

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