About GFBA & Business Management Program
The Global Fashion Business Alliance (GFBA) is launching a Virtual/Hybrid Fashion Education program for entrepreneurs, designers, and companies within the international fashion and retail industry. The GFBA Academy will provide introductory programs to designers and nascent entrepreneurs in emerging markets with best practices and guidance in building sustainable businesses as well as offer advanced individual and cohort based training and support focused on scaling, internationalization, and all aspects of brand and company growth.
The program was developed in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN). GEN fosters cross platform collaboration among entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and ecosystem builders supporting businesses in over 180 countries. GEN helps celebrate, understand, support and connect entrepreneurs and those who champion them.
The Fashion & Luxury Entrepreneurial Business Management Program will provide the latest information, contacts and resources in collaboration with North America’s top consultants in finance and factoring, supply chain management, digital marketing and retail technologies, legal issues and protecting your brand, accounting, taxes and compliance, experiential branding, marketing and merchandising, and building a sustainable brand.
Our Webinar Series
Our webinar series is hosted by Beth Sobol, founder and CEO of the GFBA and feature top fashion experts from the United States representing respected organizations such as Hilldun Corporation, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) Hawke Media, Columbus Consulting, PM Business Advisors, Prager Metis CPAs, Pilnick & Associates, Cozen O'Connor P.A., and The Barbarian Agency.
The GFBA will soon launch the Fashion & Luxury Entrepreneurial Business Management Program that will be accessible through Flitepath, a digital platform for entrepreneurship acceleration and incubation programs worldwide. The Fashion & Luxury Entrepreneurial Business Management Program will provide the latest information, contacts and resources in collaboration with North America’s top consultants in finance and factoring, supply chain management, digital marketing and retail technologies, legal issues and protecting your brand, accounting, taxes and compliance, experiential branding, marketing and merchandising, and building a sustainable brand.
The Fashion & Luxury Entrepreneurial Business Management Program is aimed at all professional levels in the industry - from CEOs and directors to managers, showroom sales account executives, entry-level associates and students studying fashion design, marketing and merchandising. Professionals with diverse industry backgrounds (fashion, luxury, design, beauty, cosmetics, media, gastronomy, etc.) and with high levels of creativity are welcome to join.
As the GFBA prepares its next phase of programming, a weekly video recap featuring all experts from the live webinar series will be released each Wednesday.
Fashion's Rebound, the Importance of Having the Right Accounting Relationship
Presented By: Stuart Mayer, Prager Metis
Stuart Mayer, Managing Partner of Prager Metis CPAs in New York City. Stuart is an accounting expert specializing in fashion, retail real estate, technology and entrepreneurial services.
Beth Sobol, founder and CEO of the GFBA is a premier fashion business expert and consultant with a focus on launching the careers of International emerging designers into the American market. Sobol is the founder of the original Miami Fashion Week, one of the top fashion weeks in the world, and developed the platform that gave thousands of international designers their initial launch into the American market. In 2015 she sold the brand to European investors and now focuses on developing educational programming for entrepreneurs in the fashion and luxury brand markets.