Accelerator Unzipped 14: The Business Plan

After unpacking Market Development, Distribution Strategies, Digital Marketing, Customer Development, Funding Strategies,… It’s time for our entrepreneurs to determine the best direction and framework for their fashion business. How? By translating their investment opportunity in a document called: The Business Plan. Successful companies see business planning as a continuous activity enabling them to set long-term and short-term goals and objectives. An extremely useful tool when it comes to raising additional capital for expansion.
That’s why the last week of  Threads, is all about creating a winning business plan.

Altivex Creative Foundry Managing Director, Mushambi Mutuma started the module with an interactive discussion on the foundations of a Business plan. From the practicality of each step, understanding the opportunities and more.

To ensure a business plan is on track and running smoothly, a good project management process is vital. That’s why the execution strategy was unpacked with #ThreadsbySB founders Desiree Brouwer & Tania Habimana.
Entrepreneur & EOH Mentor Wendy Beetge then took the lead. Revealing the crucial Company information needed such as Ownership and structure, Market trends and more.

When it came to the Finance section, Khodani Netshifhefhe, Khoroni Consulting Managing Director paved the way. Explaining the best practices from assets and liabilities, Income projections to Sales forecast.

The entrepreneurs then unpacked the top tips on how to construct a winning business plan thanks to Vuyisa Qabaka, Founding Partner at Entrepreneur Traction & Uprise.Africa.

As you know, the entrepreneurs will soon have to present a business case in front of a panel of judges. That’s why Fabio Petroni, Director of Programs at #ThreadsbySB academic partner E4Impact hosted the last module. Demonstrating the content our entrepreneurs need to complete their final assignment. From the business overview, strategy formulation process to the risk analysis.

That’s it for this week on Threads, The Business of Fashion Accelerator Program, Stitched by Standard Bank. Stay tuned to uncover more insights – driven by Mercedes-Benz.


Threads Team

We believe in change. We believe in leaving a lasting impact. That's why threads mission is to empower the next of South African fashion entrepreneurs by providing them with the tools, resources, and networks to run a sustainable business operation and thrive internationally.