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Starting a Clothing Side Business

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The clothing market is a bit crowded in some parts of the world right now, that’s true – but it’s still very open to newcomers, as long as they have a good idea about their approach. There are some caveats to consider, but in general, you should find this to be a very open and attractive market with a great potential for newcomers. You just need to understand its intricacies, and be prepared to deal with some of the specific problems that will come up along the way.

Producing Your Own Isn’t Hard

It might sound like a challenge to make your own clothes, but you’d be surprised how easy this can be with the help of the right tools and information. The internet is full of guides on this topic, and it doesn’t take long to explore them and pick something that suits your own style. It doesn’t have to be an overly creative brand, mind you – as long as you can figure out something that will make it stand out among the competition, you’re going to do fine for a start. Coming up with more creative ideas will take some time, and you should be doing your best to get your brand started in that time.

Establishing Supply Channels

Suppliers are going to be the most critical element of the equation, and you should make sure to get in touch with the right ones from the very beginning. Zipper Shipper is a good option if you need zippers, for example, and you should also look into steady suppliers of cloth and other materials. Shipping is also going to be a concern after a while, even if you’re able to handle it relatively fine in the beginning. Don’t underestimate the importance of that part of your business, because doing so can result in disaster. You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you’re going through a period of explosive growth, but can’t keep up with the demand because your shipping is bottlenecking you.

The Importance of Constant Promotion

You also aren’t going to survive in a market like this without constant promotion. You might get lucky in the beginning and get some good exposure if you have a more creative product line, but you can’t count on that to last forever. The market is very competitive and fierce, and competition will take every opportunity to drag you down before you can figure out what’s going on. Set up your promotional channels early on, and pay attention to them over time.

If you play your cards right, this should be a good source of side income for a start, and a great potential large-scale business in the long run. It will take some time to see success, but that applies to most fields right now. And the good thing about fashion is that once you’ve established your place, it can be very easy to maintain your momentum and see good results with relatively little effort. But getting there in the first place is the challenging part.

Michelle has been a part of the journey ever since Bigtime Daily started. As a strong learner and passionate writer, she contributes her editing skills for the news agency. She also jots down intellectual pieces from categories such as science and health.

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Samuel Leeds Buys Shares In Property Tribes; Says He Wants To Make It Better

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People in UK property circles may be familiar with the very public dispute between former MTV presenter, property investor, and community manager of the company Property Tribes, Vanessa Warwick, & property investment trainer and owner of the company ‘Property Investors’, Samuel Leeds; as Leeds has accused Warwick of assisting with racism and discrimination against ethnic minority tenants. In recent news, Samuel Leeds was reported to have bought a 35% share of the company Property Tribes, making him officially now a person of significant control at Property Tribes.

Warwick established Property Tribes to accumulate wisdom from various property owners and landlords to create a place of guidance for people in the industry to do business better. According to the company,

“We wanted to create a free use, safe, and agenda-free place for landlords to get information from a “hive mind”, not a singularity, so that they could learn and grow their property business.”

However, in one of his recent videos, Samuel Leeds pointed out blatant support of racism in some of the advice coming from Warwick herself. As one of the landlords asks on the forum – if they would be implicated by the race discrimination laws in the UK for refusing tenancy to Bangladeshi families as the landlord is not fond of the smell of their staple food, curry; Vanessa Warwick herself is seen advising against mentioning the reason for said refusal, thus averting the legal repercussions altogether.

In the video, Leeds points out several more situations where Warwick has behaved in a racist manner. In fact, she has become a new advisor on the panel of the UK’s Property Redress Scheme and has been under criticism in their forum as well for supporting discrimination against ethnic minorities.

Warwick also expressed strong disapproval of Leeds as a property trainer citing the reason that his students came from the “vulnerable” demographic. Leeds called out the racist mindset in this reasoning, as in reality, his students predominantly come from ethnic minorities and don’t fall in the “vulnerable” category. He began drawing attention to the issue over his YouTube channel and his website, and ended up facing severe disparagement from Warwick and her followers. Leeds finally sued Warwick for defamation and she brought a counter lawsuit for six-figure damages.

In an attempt to put an end to the battle once and for all, Samuel Leeds reports to have bought a share, 35% to be exact, of the company, Property Tribes. Even though he is only a minority shareholder and will have limited control, Leeds believes he can make a difference in “cleaning up the company” and reduce racism in the forum.

He jokingly adds,

“Because they trolled me, I wanted to at least get paid… Like Michael Jackson did to Eminem.”

Leeds pledges that any money he makes off this transaction will be donated to charitable organisations that tackle racism and online bullying. In addition, Leeds will donate an extra £50,000 to organisations that fight hatred in the UK. With this move, he is determined to take a strong stand against all discriminations in the property sector or any other industry.

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