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NEWS UPDATE – JULY, 2018

 

 

 

LAST CHANCE – TCF Buying Mission CENTRESTAGE Hong Kong, 5-8 September
3 Nights Free Accommodation or Travel Allowance *Sponsorship to 1st Time Buyers
CENTRESTAGE Asia’s Fashion Spotlight will be a living showcase of trend-setting fashion icons, innovative brands and design talent from Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea and ASEAN.
VIP Buyers with Multi-stores, Dept Stores, Online Portals may also be *eligible for Airfare Sponsorship. All TCF Buyers receive VIP Buyer Privileges including access to VIP Buyers Lounge. Contact Us for your Buyer Registration Form.

 

 

LAST CHANCE – TCF Mission Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, Shanghai, China, August 27-30
*2 Nights Free Accommodation Sponsorship to *eligible TCF Members

Intertextile Home Textile product ranges include: Upholstery Fabrics, Furniture Leather, Tassels & Trimmings, Carpets & Rugs, Bedding, Towelling, Intertextile Design Boutique, Wallcoverings, Table & Kitchen Linen, Digital Printing, Home Style. Contact Us for your Buyer Registration Form.

 

 

LAST CHANCE – TCF Mission Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, Shanghai, China, August 27-30
*2 Nights Free Accommodation Sponsorship to *eligible TCF Members

Intertextile Home Textile product ranges include: Upholstery Fabrics, Furniture Leather, Tassels & Trimmings, Carpets & Rugs, Bedding, Towelling, Intertextile Design Boutique, Wallcoverings, Table & Kitchen Linen, Digital Printing, Home Style. Contact Us for your Buyer Registration Form.

 

 

TCF Uncovers unique new labels at SheTrades Global
TCF discovered designers seeking agents, distributorships and/or sales with designers, retailers and/or online portals.AFRICA Eclectic Chique, Resort Accessories –  www.eclecticchique.comPERUAwanaalpaca, Alpaca Accessories – www.awanaalpaca.ch
If you are interested to be linked with new artisan suppliers from developing countries email your interest to Carol Hanlon, TCF Global .

 

 

14 body language tips to appear more confident
How you connect with others, and value yourself, are huge components to advancing in your career. You can be the most talented person in the world, but if you’re showing that you don’t believe in yourself, well, no one will believe in you either. So, how does one exude confidence and show talent without boasting about themselves every minute of every day? Through body language! Click here.

 

 

18 must have social media marketing tips for business
People in charge of social media management, especially in small businesses, don’t always have much time to browse through an extensive blog archive. To give you a hand, this site has compiled 18 blog posts that touch on the topic of social media marketing tips that will help you improve promoting your business on social media. To learn the tips – click here.  Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Tips on using social media in your business’ (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings www.belmontbec.com/webinars

 

 

 QUOTE OF THE MONTH

We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy

and to be greedy only when others are fearful.”

Warren Buffett (famed investor). Total net worth $83.1B.

 

 

National Bank Microenterprise Loan Program
Belmont BEC can assist eligible new and existing businesses to access up to a $10,000 loan for your small business. Like more information? – Contact Belmont BEC  Accredited Partner of the NAB Microenterprise Loan Program.

 

 

 

How to make a good first impression in 30 seconds, or less
If you think you have at least a couple of minutes to make a first impression, you are wrong! …..you only have at most 100 milliseconds to form an initial impression. What this really means to small business owners is that the way you evaluate potential employees, business partners and personal acquaintances on your first-time encounter with them, is the same way other people evaluate you and your business, relying mostly on how you conduct yourself. To read the tips – click here.

 

 

How to become better at content marketing 
Marketing strategies are not as straight-forward as they once were. Gone are the days of billboards, newspaper ads, and brochures. Online content marketing is quickly paving the way as a lead marketing choice, due to its ability to reach a large audience. But did you know that, with a strategic plan, its low cost is also a benefit to many small businesses? To learn the tips – click here.

 

TCF Australia and TCF Global Mentors and Business Advisors 
Discuss your business issues and concerns with your confidential advisor and develop your action plan for success. Book by the Hour: Online – Phone
 

   

Welcome to our new TCF Members – XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Get involved with your TCF Industry Association – receive buying mission opportunities, supply chain linkages, free training vouchers and access to fashion business mentoring for your business; Bronze, Silver and Gold Levels available; Membership is tax deductible. www.tcfwa.com/membership

 

 

How to write a short bio about yourself         
Write a brief biography to introduce yourself, highlight achievements, list credentials and any notable projects with which you are involved. Bios should be short and concise, listing only relevant information. Avoid listing personal statistics, such as family and hobbies; instead angle the bio to the intended audience, whether for a personal website or a professional networking website. Want more? Click here.

 

   

Small business out of touch with consumers   
 There’s a wide gap between what customers say they want and what businesses think they want, according to a study by Telstra to mark the relaunch of the Telstra Business Awards. The Telstra Small Business Intelligence Report is based on two parallel surveys of over 1,000 small businesses and over 1,000 consumers. The report found small businesses underestimate the importance of being online. To read details from SMH – click here.

 

 

FaceBook updates you can’t afford to miss           
 You think you know FaceBook like the back of your hand – as you should. But to what extent do you really? The number one social media channel will
continue to undergo a lot of major changes, ones that can directly impact the way you publish content. Mastering these features, tools and updates will give you that competitive edge that you need in order to stand out. Luckily, you won’t have to read the entire tech press. We know you’re pretty busy, so to ease your life, this article mashed up the essential new FaceBook updates you have to know  – for more: click here.

 

 

Don’t get angry when a client asks for a discount – do this instead 
You’ve got this great client. Let’s call her Jane. You’ve been working together for years, and you think the relationship is pretty rock solid. One day Jane calls you out of the blue and says: “Look, we’ve enjoyed working with you all these years but times are tough. We’re gonna need you to give us a 20% discount going forward please.” To know how to react – click here.

 

 

Hourly rate calculator   
Your ultimate aim of course is to cover your time, your costs and retain a profit, while being able to charge out at a level that’s in line with market rates. Need more help with this kind of thing? As you go through the hourly rate calculator you’ll see helpful tips popping up to guide you. Happy billing! To access the free calculator from Flying Soloclick here.

 

 

Inexpensive ways to get your business noticed 
Congratulations on your business. The only problem is, no one knows about it. So how do you get the word out online, without having to spend thousands of dollars on advertising or PR, or buying FaceBook or Twitter followers?  Dozens of small business owners and social media, and marketing experts share their nine top tips for how new businesses can get noticed online, without having to spend a lot of money To read the tips – click here.  Join our BEC Online Webinar: ‘Get noticed by the media’ (includes workbook) available 24/7 – you can view at home on PC, tablet, or smart-phone. Bookings www.belmontbec.com/webinars

 

   

7 out of 10 products fail …. how to flip those odds   
 From design to prototyping, patenting, manufacturing, packaging, fulfilment, sales and marketing, there are so many tasks for inventors to tackle. On top of that, there are so many ways to fail. When you are coming into new territory the chances of things going wrong are higher than the chances of things going right. Add to that the seemingly endless bad advice, poor processes, consultants ready and willing to take your money, sketchy manufacturers and sales programs promising six figures. To lean more – click here.

 

   

Strategies to improve your memory     
 A video presentation that breaks down seven simple techniques you can use to improve your memory. Whether you just want to make sure you nail your next presentation or need to have a long-term system, these techniques can help you have the most important information in your hip pocket when you need it most.  All of the techniques to improve memory are fairly simple, but many of them require dedication in order to be effective. To watch the video – click here.

 

 

9 easy ways to de-clutter your office space   
Rearranging and moving piles occasionally doesn’t count. Neither does clearing off your desk if you swipe the mess into a bin or a desk drawer. A relatively neat and orderly office space clears the way for higher productivity and less wasted time. And it doesn’t have to take hours and hours. Instead, do a little at a time, like an ongoing project versus a one-time, all day event. Click here for details.

 

 

Australasian Institute of business AND enterprise FACILITATORS – Scholarship Program 
The business advice industry in Australia 9and in many other countries0 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 www.aibef.org.au
 

 

Do you fly frequently?
If you are looking to fly from Perth to Melbourne, or Adelaide to Canberra, or any other cities within Australia then you can opt for Google Flights Australi
a
. This Google product allows you to search and compare all the possible flights between two locations. You can also book your flight ticket either on this same application or on the official website of the various airlines. The online software will help you to plan your entire itinerary in the cheapest airfare available. More info? Click here.

 

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

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Live and Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
Join our webinars online through your PC, Notebook, Tablet or Smartphone – Contact us
To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfglobal.com/webinars or
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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.

 

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   TCF GLOBAL NEWS UPDATE – JUNE 2018
 

 

LAST CHANCE TCF Buying Mission – Hong Kong Fashion Week,  July 9-12
*Accommodation Sponsorship available 1st time buyers or *travel subsidy allowance. Multi-Level fashion exhibition halls of designers, brands, manufacturers, parades, industry seminars.
TCF Mission VIP Privileges & Sourcing Contacts.  Contact us

 

 

LAST CHANCE   CENTRESTAGE, Hong Kong, Sept 5-8
TCF WA, TCF AUSTRALIA and TCF Global invite you to exhibit your trans-seasonal collection. CENTRESTAGE is open to fashion designers and original brands who are looking to access buyers and retailers from Asian Markets of Hong Kong, China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. Exhibition spaces include GLAM ALLURE and METRO with the final day open for cash & carry sales. Contact for your Application Kit 

 

 

Join us at Women Economic Forum, Perth, July 2019
Calling for sponsors, supporters, volunteers, speakers, delegates
Like to join the team at Belmont BEC & TCFWA in staging the Women Economic Forum in Perth 2019
. Forums themes will include Sustainable Development Goals, Gender Equality; Economic Development; Wellbeing; Social Enterprises & Artisan Showcases, Small Business connections and linkages with hundreds of global women entrepreneurs.
Register your interest with Women Economic Forum Convenor Carol Hanlon

 

 

SheTrades Global. Liverpool, UK, June 26-28
SheTrades Global is the anchor event on women in the economy to be held during the International Business Festival (IBF), and SheTradesGlobal will host 1200 companies to learn and do business.
TCF Global is a partner trade organisation of International Trade Centre and will be represented by Carol Hanlon at SheTrades Global Liverpool UK.
If you are interested to be linked with new artisan suppliers from developing countries email your interest to Carol Hanlon, TCF Global .

 

 

Rethinking sustainable strategies for the apparels and footwear industry
A recent study ‘Measuring fashion: environmental impact of the global apparel and footwear industries’ highlighted that the apparel industry has a major impact on climate. Combined, global apparel and footwear industries account for roughly 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. That’s nearly 4 metric gigatons of CO2-eq, almost as much as the total climate impact of the European Union, according to ClimateWorks Foundation and Quantis, the publishers of the study.Click here.

 

 

TCF Buying Mission – Global Sources Fashion Hong Kong, October 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 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 .

 

 

TCF Uncovers – Unique Hand Weavers from Varanasi, India.
TCF discovered artisan suppliers seeking agents, distributorships and sales with designers, retailers and/or online portals. Creative Jute Wall Hangings from Hai & Brothers view full range www.haibros.comVaranasi is well known for its handwoven silks. Interested in Varanasi linkages contact Carol Hanlon

 

 

QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way.
In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. ‘Here, open it, it’s perfect. You’ll love it.’
Opportunities – the good ones — are messy, confusing and hard to recognize.
They’re risky. They challenge you.”
Susan Wojcicki – CEO of YouTube

 

 

TCF Australia & TCF Global Mentors & Business Advisors 
Discuss your business issues and concerns with your confidential advisor and develop your action plan for success.
Book by the Hour: Online – Phone
www.tcfglobal.com/mentoring

 

 

Welcome to our new TCF Global Members – xxx. Get involved with your 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.  www.tcfglobal.com/membership

 

 

An important leadership skill most do not use
Active listening is a vastly under-appreciated skill. Research suggests that we hear speech at a rate of 500-1000 words per minute, and only speak 125-175 words per minute. Speaking to others may be considered easy by most; yet, many struggle with how to effectively listen. Studies indicate people spend between 70-80% of their day engaged in some form of communication, and over half that time is devoted to listening. For more details – click here.

 

 

 

Five growth hacks for small businesses and start-ups
Growth hacks are proving increasingly popular with Australian small businesses. These initiatives are often short-term strategies to increase customers or sales. A growth hack can work for any type of business.
Tactics will vary depending on your target market and product. A growth hack that might work brilliantly for say an Amazon or FaceBook won’t work for an early-stage software business, and it almost certainly won’t work for a cafe or retail store. To learn about the tips – click here.

 

 

AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS & ENTERPRISE FACILITORS – 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 www.aibef.org.au

 

 

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

Live and Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
Join our webinars online through your PC, Notebook, Tablet or Smartphone – Contact us
To book for upcoming events visit www.tcfglobal.com/webinars or
contact us on 61 8 9479 3777.
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   TCF GLOBAL NEWS UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2018
 

 

16th February 2018
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR
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. www.tcfglobal.com/membership

 

 

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   www.belmontbec.com/webinars

 

 

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 www.aibef.org.au

 

 

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
www.tcfaustralia.com/webinars . Like Energy articles to use in your Newsletters? Contact us

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.

Design Options USA – Colour Trend Forecasts for 2018  –  Contact us  for further info

TCF Members receive FREE voucher to Design Options 2018 Colour Trend Webinar

 

Small Business Skill Development for today’s busy Entrepreneur
Recorded Webinars for Online – Anytime – Fast Track your Training
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Join our webinars online through your iPad or iPhone – Contact usFebruary Members Webinar Special – ‘Buy one get one Free’

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

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