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16th February 2018
2018 is the Chinese Zodiac sign of the dog.

Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent.
Due to having a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity,
Dogs will do everything for the person who they think is most important.



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 1,800+ booths. Source from experienced suppliers, 85% of whom exhibit exclusively at this show!.  TCF Member Buyers receive VIP Privileges, 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 .



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

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



A business opportunity just waiting ….?
Cash-strapped fashionistas rent designer items from wardrobes of well-heeled

Many fashionistas on a budget will be coveting designer items on the catwalk, knowing they could never afford them. But that’s all set to change thanks to a new website launching in the UK that allows members to rent out designer goods for as little as £30.  Fashion website My Secret Dressing Room will open in London, allowing people to hire designer dresses, shoes, bags and other exclusive fashion accessories. For more detail – contact us.



Facebook Changes – Facebook has recently changed their algorithm to promote family and friends and paid ads. What can you do to adapt? Improve data integrity of client records; Develop “Buyer Persona’s” to understand our market’s identities and how to interact with them; Develop Facebook business groups to ensure simple direct communication with members and organic high placement in the member’s newsfeed; Diversify social media platforms used to increase the business’ digital footprint; Balance new media with traditional public relations; Integrate marketing trends with strategy.
Like more info Contact Us
Need your Business Facebook account locked down and cleaned –Contact Anthea Lowe, Data Success Coach 



Are you a Speaker or Consultant?
Like to present during our 14th
designedge Innovation Festival?
Register interest in being a presenter or speaker during our 14thdesignedge Innovation Festival which will run from Mid-April to end of May. Sessions can also run live or recorded online. Sponsorship Opportunities also available Contact Carol Hanlon, Belmont BEC



Welcome to our new TCF Global Members – Pashmina, Varun Kumar; Gert-Johan Coetzee; Suella O’Brien; Join TCF non-profit community organisation – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free & discounted training vouchers, access to fashion business online mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver & Gold Levels available.



Feeing ‘down’ or insecure?
Here are 38 of the most inspirational quotes
For instance: Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford. “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn. To read them all:contact us



Customer experience is today’s business benchmark
Not so long ago, every business assumed that the keys to success were the highest quality product, the best value for the buck, and the best customer service. Now all we hear about is providing the best “customer experience.” Exactly what is that customer experience that every modern marketer is talking about, and how do you measure it? Customer experience is the cumulative impact of multiple touch-points over time, which result in a real relationship feeling, or lack of it. To learn more – contact us.
Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Make customer experience your competitive edge’; (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings



TCF Uncovers – Unique and Creative Suppliers from India
TCF has a range of Indian artisan suppliers seeking agents, distributorships and sales with retailers and/or online portals. TCF Members Contact Us for linkages.



TCF Uncovers – Innovative Accessories at Hong Kong Fashion Week
Cork accessory label of backpacks, wallets and handbags from Korea looking for retailers, agents, distributors and/or online portals. Innovative, eco and using plant leather. TCF Members please Contact Us for linkages.



AIBEF International Scholarship Program
The business advice industry in Australia and in many other countries is self-regulated, and virtually anyone can call themselves a business or enterprise facilitator, advisor, coach, mentor or consultant. AIBEF provides accreditations for your skills and expertise.
Do you provide Business Advice, Consulting, Mentoring or Facilitation Services?
Want to give clients the confirmation of your professionalism and experience?
The AIBEF is awarding 20+ Scholarships – Contact AIBEF

Further Information visit



19 tips to immediately improve your writing
Communication is key when it comes to success in any field, but especially as an aspiring entrepreneur. Getting an idea up and running requires clear and concise writing skills, whether you’re composing emails or creating presentations. By honing business writing, entrepreneurs can boost workplace efficiency and productivity, while also building a solid reputation. Luckily, you can improve your writing almost instantaneously with some small tips and tricks, from making time to plan to using more verbs. To learn more: contact us.



Register for 2018 SheTrades Global. Liverpool 26th– 28th June 2018
SheTrades Global will take place from 26-28 June 2018 in Liverpool, UK. SheTraades Global is the anchor event on women in the economy during the International Business Festival (IBF), and will host 600 companies to learn and do business. About the Festival? Three weeks, 33,000 delegates, 100 major events, 9 high-growth sectors and 200 world-class speakers, and 32,000 delegates. The festival is supported by the UK Department for International Trade, HSBC, British Airways and BBC. For more detail – contact us.



How to beat jet lag
Jet lag can make a business trip miserable or ruin a chunk of your vacation. Here are remedies that work best for combating jet lag so you can enjoy your trip. There’s nothing worse than travelling only to find yourself too tired and groggy to enjoy the destination once you arrive. Jet lag isn’t something that lasts for an hour or two – sometimes it lasts for days – to learn about the jet lag remedies to combat the travel fog, contact us.



Why bad reviews are business opportunities
So, what should you do when your business gets a bad review? Let it sit unaddressed and wait for another review to bury it? Wrong. More than half of customers expect a response on a review site. The worst thing you can do is pretend that a bad review doesn’t exist. You’re not only ignoring the negative experience of one customer, but creating an unappealing first impression for anyone else searching for your business online. And they’re definitely searching – nearly 80% of consumers turn to a review site to find a local business. To read the courses of action – contact us.



Reduce your business energy costs by 20% – 40%
FREE Access to all nine topics Energy Efficiency Webinars . Like Energy articles to use in your Newsletters? Contact us

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