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February Letter from the President
By Alma Vidovic on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hello Fashionistas!

February and September are biggest months for the world of fashion. New York kicks off the series of fashion weeks, followed by London, Milan, Paris, LA, Tokyo, Berlin and Cannes. The designers quickly coordinate the backstage teams to ensure the shows are seamless, while the models effortlessly strut down the star-studded catwalks, and the buyers write up wholesale orders for boutiques and mega chain retailers. After the shows, the chic fashion crowd flocks to sparkling after parties and gets up bright and early to attend the next day of shows.

While the fashion week is the most glamorous event of the season, at the end of the day the designers' goal is to fill orders. And that is where the FIA comes in. We are here to keep our members in the know on the latest in the fashion world, but more importantly to help them become and stay profitable. So this month, we are kicking off a three-part Business Seminar Series.

The first session starts off on Wednesday, February 29th 2012 at the chic new Ceviche's location in south Tampa on 2500 W Azeele St. We have partnered up with Fee & Jeffries to introduce our members to the basics of drafting a business plan and business formation. Mr. David Jeffries, an experienced corporate attorney, will cover the basics of sole proprietorship, partnership, incorporation, and operation agreements (LLC, LLP, S. Corp, C, Corp). Space is limited, so tickets are first-come, first-serve. The $25 admission fee will also include soup/salad, entree and drink at Ceviche. We hope to see the local fashion entrepreneurs take advantage of this incredible value and join us for the event.




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