Email * Business Name * Website / URL Are you able to commit up to 15 hours weekly outside of the sessions to build your business launch?
This is extremely important. All applicants must be able to dedicate up to 15 hours a week to homework outside of session time as the program builds off the previous week's homework. Failure to complete homework will set the entrepreneur behind during weekly sessions.
Are you able to attend and be featured at TEXAS FASHION WEEK™ in October once you attain all required criteria? Does your laptop have Photoshop & QuickBooks? If not, can your laptop run Photoshop & QuickBooks? How many employees do you have? Tell us about your business and what motivates you to want to make a fresh start. If you were recently in school, what was your major? (Mark N/A if not applicable) Check the box next to the title that best represents your fashion area of pursuit.
Please only select one. Selecting more than one will result in a disqualified application.
Should you be accepted into the Entrepreneur Cohort, what is the primary product or service that you will be producing? This can be apparel, art, my designs, beauty products etc. What types of clients would you like to pursue? Who is your ideal client? What method do you currently use as your accounting system? If none, enter N/A. How often do you review financial reports and which reports do you review? (It is alright if you have not solidified this yet. Our program will help you.) Explain your current sales or contract method. If you do not have one yet, please let us know. What is your ultimate vision for your company? Tell us what your goals are. If you have started your business already, how many months or years have you been open? (Mark N/A if not applicable) In pursuit of your fashion business goals, what have been your top three challenges? In pursuit of your fashion business goals, what have been your top three successes? Do you have a professional business plan? If so, upload it here. If not, don't worry, you will learn that with us.
I understand that my involvement in the program permits the sponsoring organization(s) to survey my business for business development advisement, and that my success is dependent on staff having access to strengthening my current business plan or helping me to build a new one for the first time. The Texas Fashion Industry Initiative and its TFII Entrepreneur Cohort Program adheres to the highest standards of client confidentiality in order to enable confident exchange of information and discussion among the organization and its clients. I understand this, trust the organization, and will allow for this process during the program should I be accepted.
Do you have a marketing plan? If so, upload it here. If not, don't worry, you will learn that with us.
How skilled are you at Graphic Design in terms of getting tasks designed on your own immediately? How skilled are you at website building and maintenance in terms of getting tasks done on your own immediately? How skilled are you at public relations and writing your own press releases in terms of getting this done on your own immediately? Do you have a business bank account? If so, Who does your business bank with? (Mark N/A if not applicable) If you already have samples of your product, please upload up to 3 images here so we can use this in the applicant judging process.
Please upload your headshot here.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: I am confirming that should I be selected as a TFII Entrepreneur Cohort Program Participant, I understand that I will be building my Business Plan and have no issue allowing the staff to have access to my current Business Plan in order to strengthen it or help me to build a new one for the first time as I design my new business. I am confirming that I will be dedicated to my involvement in the TFII Entrepreneur Cohort Program for TWELVE CONSECUTIVE weeks. I confirm that this is the year that myself, my family, and/or my personal network of loved ones understand that I will be dedicated to my future and attend all sessions, complete up to 15 hours of homework a week, attend the certificate ceremony and be involved in the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of my business. I understand that this is a business launch program with opportunity to accelerate after. I understand that if I reach qualifying levels of criteria, that I will then be qualified to take the Accelerator Program which helps my business to grow and prepares me to be showcased at TEXAS FASHION WEEK™. I understand that once I reach qualifying criteria, I will then be recognized at the TEXAS FASHION INDUSTRY AWARDS as a representation of my educational journey and formal completion of the program. I understand that showcasing and being featured in TEXAS FASHION WEEK™ and the TEXAS FASHION INDUSTRY AWARDS™ is contingent upon my ability to hit all required criteria first. I understand that my involvement in the program may expand beyond the advertised timeframe should I need additional time to hit all criteria to complete this certificate program. I understand that this is done upon unique circumstances where more time is needed to cater to the entrepreneurs who may need extra support. I understand that this is not guaranteed and is not required by the organization. I permit the organization(s) and program co-facilitators to survey my business for business development advisement, and that my success is dependent on my attendance, level of dedication and committing up to 15 hours a week for homework. I understand that is program builds off the previous week’s homework, and so I confirm, that without a doubt, I can commit up to 15 hours a week outside the sessions for homework. I understand that my involvement in the program permits the organization(s) and program co-facilitators to survey my business for business development advisement, and that my success is dependent on staff having access to this to strengthening my current Business Plan or helping me to build a new one for the first time. The Texas Fashion Industry Initiative and its TFII Entrepreneur Cohort Program adheres to the highest standards of client confidentiality in order to enable a confident exchange of information and discussion among the organization and its participants. I understand this and trust the organization. I understand that the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative and it's TFII Entrepreneur Cohort Program has a very limited amount of slots available for this program, as well as a specific list of criteria set in place to help select who will be a good fit for the program, and so, I understand that applying for the TFII Entrepreneur Cohort Program does not guarantee I will be selected for this program. I also understands that the $50 Application Fee is not refundable and that this is an annual program in which I can apply for again the following year. Clear Signature
Please place your electronic Print Signature here as confirmation of understanding the statement above.
We thank you for applying. Please submit the $50 Application fee to prompt your application to be reviewed. Best of Luck!