Fashion retailing in the 21st Century


Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM CDT followed by a Panel Discussion
Site Registration: 9:30 AM

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Houston Community College - West Loop Campus
5601 W Loop South
Houston, TX 77081

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Richard Stanley

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About Us:
SCORE is an all-volunteer group with real-world business experience, dedicated to your success.
Our Mission: Help Small Businesses Succeed.
Our Mantra: We Educate, Counsel, Mentor
Founded in 1964, SCORE is a non-profit association and a Resource Partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Thinking about opening your own online boutique?

 Opening your own boutique or starting a   fashion business is a dream for many   women and men. It sounds wonderful to   start your business with items that you   love and connect with customers to find   out what they really want, all while   working hours that fit in with your lifestyle.

  But the road to retail success isn’t              always smooth. Supply chain, logistics,        delivery and quality control are critical   parts of growing a business.

Attend this workshop and let our experts offer practical tips on how to increase your odds of success.

Fee: $15 ($20 at site)
Fashion Students: $5   (Code: HCCS)

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Free for the first 10 veterans who register after Feb 22, thanks to the scholarship from CAPITAL ONE BANK. 

  A SCORE Success story - Richard Stanley

Started mentoring Kairy-tate Barkley, a year before she opened her French Cuff Boutique, an innovative and highly popular women’s apparel and accessories enterprise. She became the Women In Business Champion in 2013 and opened her fourth store in 2019.

Buying / Merchandising / Marketing - Jerry Hoffman

  • Buying for Retail and Online Clothing Stores
  • Making your merchandise exciting on the Website
  • How to figure Markups and Markdowns
  • Open To Buy Planning
  • Assortments
  • Vendor relationships

Sourcing - Jim Davis

  • Where to buy fashion apparel........domestic and foreign
  • Merchandising on the web
  • Terms from manufacturers
  • Visual display......On the web
  • The 80/20 concept
  • Markdowns and returns

Social Media - Amanda Sapp

Amanda Sapp; Radio Personality and Promotions Director at The New Amazing 102.5 FM.

At this upcoming event I will discuss understanding the power of social media through strategies and techniques.

How to market to your target audience through; 

  • Facebook 
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • TikTok

Not Forgetting The Basics - Print, Radio, Billboards, and other advertisement options.