Martwayne | Power Through Fashion: September 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Stream of the Foundation Course in Fashion Design begins 29 September 2012. FEC 1 Rerun: Same Date & Time

Seeing I completely love my threads, I decided to combine both practical courses and market them through this 1 flyer... well just till I find another image that's as captivating as this one anyway... :-)  

Great!  So the new stream begins on Saturday the 29th at the Training Center.  Not sure if this is the last Stream for the year since the year has pretty much ended but I guess I will think work on my timetable for the rest of the year and let you know.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Official Conclusion of the Fashion Entrepreneurship Course (FEC) :-D

Phew!!!  It has been on since February 2012 and Saturday, the 22nd, concluded the very last Volume of the Fashion Entrepreneurship Course.  Despite the initial challenges, as always, we pulled it off and I can proudly say, "I said I'd do it and I did it"... YAYE!!! (Where is that BB dancing emoticon when you need it?!) 

Of course it was not all me but first it's was simply God's grace, then a small but amazing team, the participants who invested in the knowledge, the guest facilitators who gave their time for next to nothing and of course you guys... every single person who took a second to forward my mails and broadcasts, retweeted my tweets and told one person or the other.  HUGE BIG MASSIVE bear hug to you all.  God bless you loads! 

And like that wasn't enough excitement, an article on moi came out on BusinessDay online. Check it out here :-D  

Like seriously!  What more can a lady ask for?!  It could not have come at a better time and I am soooooo chuffed!  Hehe!  Thank you so much Nonso and Osato.  You guys are the very best!  

So right!  Back to the FEC :-D

And what did we discuss this month?!  The part of the business many of us find very challenging and hope it will go away... but sadly it will never go away.  Yes!  The Accounting, Tax, Legal & Administrative functions vital for the success of every fashion business, all under the caption "Building Business Structures for Your Clothing Line".   

Friday, September 21, 2012

FEC 7 is Tomorrow the 22nd!!! Theme: Building Business Structures for Your Clothing Line - The Accounting, Tax, Legal & Administrative Functions for running a successful fashion business.

I am soooo thrilled about FEC 7 tomorrow... though it promises to be the most hectic of all!  The various topics and the research... wow!  But I am getting there... slowly but surely and ticking off my to-do list!  A full day - 8 hours!  Phew...  totally looking forward to it.

So here I am.. ticking off my to-do list... slowly but surely AND looking forward to a full day tomorrow!  So far I have a CHECK on the venue, folder, writing materials, projector, sound system (if there is any time to even play music that is...), guest facilitator, errr..... what else... half a tick on my own slides... :-D ... lunch... well now that's where I need your help now please...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Basic Course in Pattern Making & Garment Construction

Wow!!!  It's been so hectic organizing the FEC 2 Reruns, FEC 7 happening on Saturday (hope you plan to register for it) and rounding off on the Foundation Course in Fashion Design that I completely forgot to run the post on the Basic Course in Pattern-Making & Garment Construction.  Imagine! 

Students from the recently concluded Basic Course and I :-D

But anywayz.... better late than never... though one thing is certain... I'll have to move the date for the commencement of the new stream just a tad bit... :-(  I am not a fan of postponing courses or events but it's worse when you begin a Course completely unprepared.  But seeing I always look on the bright side, at least I get more time to market the Course properly and get the training materials in order. ;-)

Moving on...

The last class was completely fab!  WHAT a barrel of laughs!!!  It was so much fun!  We had a very interesting class... from a "diva" to an air hostess and our lady alll the way from Port Harcourt!  I really am blessed to have people signing up for my Courses from outside Lagos and places as far as Ayobo.  God is good! :-D  I'm sure you can tell from the pictures it was a nice blend of work and play!

And you know what?  Some of them have already started sewing for people!!!!!  Excellent right?!  Check out one of the pictures one of the ladies sent to me....

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"Building Business Structures for Your Clothing Line" - The Theme for FEC 7

Hello Everyone!!!  Hope you've all had a great week so far!  I know I have had quite a busy one trying to get this flyer out and yes!  Done!  

I am COMPLETELY excited about FEC 7!!!  Why?!  It is the very last in the Fashion Entrepreneurship Course Series.  Wow!  And WHAT an experience it has been.  I have completely learnt a lot during the organization of the courses, the challenges, the running around and yes!  I will miss all the stress that goes along with it but I will never trade the lessons learnt for anything!  Though there is still sooooo much to learn, I guess we just have to cap it off at the number of completion - 7!  (...or so they say...)

So what is FEC 7 about?!  It's about the parts many creative entrepreneurs (including myself) run away from... the Accounting . Legal . Tax  & Administration functions required to run successful fashion businesses.  But as much as we would love to run away from it, we cannot avoid it.  So it is vital we learn how to basically "put it all together" in order to run a successful and viable fashion business.

And this is where I bring all my KPMG experience into play.  It is amazing what you learn in such an environment.  I operated in so many areas from company secretarial duties to advisory opinions, to obviously tax compliance services... - even payroll services.  Amazing what being in the Tax, Regulatory & People Services Unit of such a big firm can do to you.

So yes it will be a long but FUN day, 10am - 6pm, but well worth your while...  Don't worry we are organizing some serious lunch!  And from what I've heard about Tom Associates's lunch packages, it is like a serious PAR-TY!!!  So please register early and claim your discounts so I can book your lunch.

And here's the information I plan to send out about the Course.  As always, there are discounts available for eligible participants.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Projects in the Month of September...

Yes... I'm back!... somewhat... after a much needed break... August was pretty hectic... especially with the Juniors Course... but it's now time to face the final quarter of the year! 

Wow!  This year went by pretty fast and already I am sitting down to review the activities for the first 3 quarters... with mixed feelings.  I am so not looking forward to all that administrative work that has piled up over time BUT it has to be done!

Anywayz... moving on!  What do we have for you in September?!  Here's a very short summary of our September 2012 Calendar.  We will run a post on each of the courses.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The PERFECT End to the Month of August... :-D

WHAT an excellent end to a very busy month!  Clearly the picture speaks for itself.  We successfully ran and ended the first stream of both the Basic Course in Pattern-Making & Garment Construction and the Basic Fashion Course for Juniors.  I'll tell you about the Basic Course in another post.  This post is strictly for my cuties who attended the Basic Fashion Course.