Fashion & Luxury Entrepreneurial Business Management Program

The Global Fashion Business Alliance is at the crossroads of creativity, innovation, art and commerce. We prepare fashion brands for success in our new world.

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.

Featured Video

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.

Stuart Mayer

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.

Webinar Videos

Financing an Omni Channel Fashion Business
Presented By: Tim Moore, Hilldun Corp
Supply Chain of the Future
Presented By: Nancy Marino, Columbus Consulting
The Future of Digital Marketing
Presented By: Madison Fiore, Hawke Media
Protecting Your Brand and the New Rules for Influencer Marketing
Presented By: Danielle Garno, Cozen O’Connor
Fashion's Rebound, the Importance of Having the Right Accounting Relationship
Presented By: Stuart Mayer, Prager Metis
State & Local Taxes: How Fashion Businesses Can Maintain an Edge and Mitigate Risk
Presented By: Chris Vignone, PM Business Advisors
Experiential Branding and How to Reach Your Customer Post COVID-19
Presented By: David Pilnick
Fashion Brand Building & Strategic Sales
Presented By: Steve Trayner, Barbarian Marketing
The Future of Sustainability
Presented By: Kristen Kern, AAFA
How to Build a Successful International Brand
Presented By: Mariam Bin Mahfouz, Julian Chang and Viviana Gabeiras

Participating Members

Hilldun Columbus Consulting Hawke Media Garno, Cozen Prager Metis PM Business Advisors Pilnick Associates The Barbarian Agency American Apparel & Footwear Association

Sponsorship Opportunities

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GFBA Founder

Beth Sobol

Beth Sobol
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.