Accelerated Reboot Classrooms for Fashion Businesses: 2021
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 three-month period, starting from the 22nd of March to the 21st of June 2021. ARC will take place online using designated digital platforms.
Not only will the selected small businesses receive free consultation, incubation, and mentorship for 3 months, but they will also receive the opportunity to interact with 9 other small fashion businesses that 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 eight topics will be covered in partnership with the following industry experts and companies:
- 3 Month Bootcamp Program
- 9 Courses
- 4-5+ hours a week
To qualify for the ARC programme, businesses should:
- Be a South African registered businesses
- Be operational for more than 1 year
- Have enough time to attend 1 hour lessons on weekdays during lunch hour
- 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
Application close on 15 March 2021 @00h00
Business Development with Diane Boorman founder of Business Enabler & Growth Accelerator
Help business owners define their target markets and put together a business strategy for campaigns & understand business requirements to fulfill increased orders.
Range Building for Retail with Alex Harris founder of AH Consulting
One-on-one capsule collection and seasonal planning consolation with retail expert Alex Harris”.
Public Relations with Colin Don Schouw from TwoOceansVibe Radio and Spice TV Africa
Help designers create media lists, press releases, and a PR strategy for the campaign.
Basic Fashion Business Law with Nicolene Schoeman-Louw founder of Shoeman Law Inc.
Understand business law (SLA’s, MOU’s, Contracts, Copyright, Trademarks, etc)
Basic Accounting and Bookkeeping with Richard Duffy from Finance Studio
Help designers with setting sales targets, monthly management accounts, preparing for tax, and creating budgets.
Taking your Business Online with Joeanna Naidoo, Head of Commercial, Ananse Internet
Ensuring each business is online and has a strategy to leverage online marketing for optimal exposure to their target audience.
Creating an Impactful Marketing Campaign with Nick Dreyer, co-founder of Dorp (Veldskoen South Africa)
Help to compile a marketing strategy to promote your business online and on a budget.
Google AdWords training with AD Bot
Learn how to use Google Ad Words to promote yourself on search engines and be discoverable online, converting sales and decreasing your customer acquisition costs.
Sustainability in Fashion with Cyril Naicker, Fashion Revolution
The importance of sustainability in fashion and how businesses are working towards a more sustainable eco-system.
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Tips For Application
1. All applicants must be fully registered member of the CTFC to apply for the ARC Program. (Designer membership application will need to be completed once)
2. Only Complete applications will be considered.
3.Please have the following documentation on hand before starting your application.
- Company registration date & number
- BEE Level
- Annual turn over
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