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(In english) How to start a social business
Place: Agora Rollberg | Rollbergstrasse 26 | 12053 Berlin | 50 Participants
Time: Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 7.30 PM
Our Stammtisch focused on the challenges and opportunities when starting a sustainable fashion business. We invited speakers from various backgrounds such as financing, public funding and fashion startup incubators.

how to start a social business

Place: Agora Rollberg | Rollbergstrasse 26 | 12053 Berlin | 50 Participants
Time: Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 7.30 PM

Our Stammtisch focused on the challenges and opportunities when starting a sustainable fashion business. We invited speakers from various backgrounds such as financing, public funding and fashion startup incubators.

Speakers & Structure:
  1. Anne Le Rolland | enterprise europe network | Project Manager | Introduction to the Erasmus Entrepreneur Program
  2. Simon Jochim | Foundation Entrepreneurship | Project Manager | Short Book Presentation ´Kopf schlägt Kapital´ and to ‚Komponentenportal‘
  3. Elisabeth Klee | private consulting and coaching | Presentation development loans zgs consult & IBB Coaching Bonus
  4. Jan Holzhauer | Empowerment Strategist – Leadership and Business Coach | Key lessons learned on 10+ year entrepreneurial path in ethical business (and sustainable fashion)
  5. Upcoming Events | Fashion Revolution Week | RIFT SUMMIT | WEARit Festival | OSCE Days
  6. Helpful ideas and resources

 

1) Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
  • Gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced       entrepreneurs running small businesses in other participating countries
  • The host benefits from fresh perspectives on his/her business and gets the opportunities to cooperate with foreign partners or learn about new markets
  • Why participate? >> new entrepreneurs can get practical experience network, host entrepreneurs can gain international cooperation opportunities
  • Participating countries: 28 European Member States, Armenia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Moldova, Turkey, Albania, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

www.eu-service-bb.de,  www.berlin-partner.de

 

2) Presentation of the book “Kopf schlägt Kapital”
  • Questions: How to start a sustainable business? Sustainability and innovation processes? How can you create a fashion brand?
  • 1st step: Difference between entrepreneur (“creative guy”) and  business management
  • 2nd step: Creating the concept
  • 3rd step: Components >> website, shipping, logistics
  • Last step: How to start? >> online-training for the book, steps of the book can apply to every business

Entrepreneur foundation: Small team, platforms of idea competitions, online-training and feedback in front of other entrepreneurs

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/https://www.gruenden-live.de/, https://www.komponentenportal.de/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbpg8xBkAFc

 

3) Zgs. consulting Vorgründungscoaching:

Offers 30 hours of free coaching and can be requested by all Berlin Entrepreneurs BEFORE the foundation, Coaching topics as required: business model, foundation, legal form, preparation of business plan, marketing and sales strategies, financing etc. by accrediting coach

IBB Coaching Bonus: Offers coaching services through accredited coaches for existing small and medium-sized enterprises in the creative industry, with headquarters or works in Berlin, whose products or services are the result of creative self-service and have a differentiated single-mindedness

 

4) Key lessons learned on 10+ year entrepreneurial path in ethical business (and sustainable fashion)
  • Introduction: Learning journey as founder of educatio agency praktikabel.org and founder and ex-ceo of sustainable textile agency and wholesaler Lebenskleidung 2008, (Exit Dec 2013)
    Now: Empowerment Strategist – Leadership and Business Coach (www.janholzhauer.com)
  • 1st mindset: Entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey – reach out to mentors, ask for help, focus on mental state over strategy
  • 2nd mindset: Teams and business partners are the main reason for success and failure, seek to build long term partnerships and risk management
  • 3rd mindset: for designers who build business: leave your comfort zone (which is in that case product obsession and design) and tackle the business side or make steps to handle them (sales and business operations) to save time and be more successful
  • Strategy: Reverse engineer your business: start with the goals (for example sales targets and build your sales channels and strategie backwards to reach that goal) same valid for supply chain: focus on the quality, minimums and relationship that you want to have as outcome for your sourcing process and reverse engineer the supply chain.

Coaching/Consulting can be funded up to 90% through the federal programme BAFA (info: http://www.existenzgruender.de/DE/Service/Beratung-Adressen/Vor-der-Gruendung/inhalt.html and http://www.janholzhauer.com/bafa (german) )
Contact: Get more information at www.janholzhauer.com (apply for a free consulting/coaching session.)

 

5) Upcoming events
  •  Textil Stammtisch “Transparency & Campaigning”: 25.04.2017
  • Fashion Revolution Week: 24.4.-30.4.2017
  • RIFT SUMMIT Berlin: 08.06.2017
  • WEARit Festival: 09.06.2017
  • OSCE Days: 10.06.2017

 

6) Helpful ideas and resources related to sustainable fashion
  • Where can I find international manufacturing facilities (from garment making to artisan handcrafts)?
  • Where do I get fabric and trims from? >>> 1 advice: www.aethic.de/material-sourcing > Materialbeschaffung (im Ausbau)

Do not study your books, go into the real space and produce your ideas into reality

 

Resources & dates:

FLick dich Wedding: textiles repear café in our atelier HH, Prinzenstraße 58 (Flicken, upcycling, exchange)

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