Friday, July 4th, 2014 - Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc. (TCFWA)

Founder of the BPW Business Incubator ONLINE Women in Business Training & Mentoring Project, Belmont Business Enterprise Centre (Belmont BEC) and the Textile, Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA (TCFWA), Carol Hanlon has been invited to Kathmandu, Nepal in July to present business growth workshops to women entrepreneurs in Nepal.

The women attending are members of a BSC Women’s Business Incubator established by the BPW Club of Nepal. Carol Hanlon met with President of the BPW Nepal club Ambica Shrestha in May whilst attending the BPW International Congress in Jeju, South Korea, where Carol presented a workshop on the BPW Business Incubator Training & Mentoring Project.

“We discussed the possibility of a future workshop to assist the Nepalese entrepreneurs linked with the Incubator.  After consultation with Ambica’s we devised an appropriate program which will run in Kathmandu on July 11th and 12th 2014. I have already received requests from Australian textile artist based in Nepal wishing to join the business development session and link with our TCF Australia designers to gain textile orders.” Carol Hanlon said.

Business sessions will include topics such as:

  • How to Grow your Business
  • Working IN or ON your business
  • Setting Goals & Objectives
  • SWOT - Self-Assessment of your skills and developing action plan for business growth.

Carol remarked, “Many of the women entrepreneurs in Nepal are also involved with the fashion and TCF industries and I hope to be able to link many of these entrepreneurs to our designer network looking for artisan manufacturers, suppliers and new product ranges.  I will be meeting with designers and also be providing feedback on product ranges”.

Carol Hanlon will be conducting the BPW Business Incubator ONLINE Women in Business Project workshops in Nepal after leading a mission of 47 designers and TCF small businesses attending Hong Kong Fashion Week in July. Following the Nepal project Carol will then lead a group of TCF members to New Delhi for the 53rd India International Garment Fair.

In Australia, the BPW Business Incubator Project provides ‘ONLINE’ training and mentoring to develop the business skills and business growth potential of women in new or existing homebased, micro small businesses.  Webinars are on offer in areas such as Business Planning, Financial Management, Marketing, International Trade Opportunities and eCommerce.

The Australian BPW Business Incubator program includes the following services:

  • Receive FREE one/one Business Mentoring with specialist advisors to improve your business
  • Access FREE or discounted specialist Business Webinars ONLINE to gain skills from your home or office
  • Attend Networking Events to make new business contacts, guest speakers and chat to a business expert

Carol Hanlon said, “From launching this project in Australia, it’s fantastic that we have been able to expand it to APEC economies Republic of Korea, Chinese Taipei, Chile, the Philippines and soon to Nepal!”

Australian women in business can view further information at  or register directly at

BPW Business Incubator ONLINE Women in Business Training & Mentoring Project is partially supported by the Australian Government, Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc., Australian Federation of Business & Professional Women (Western Australian Division, Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc. (TCFWA) & TCF Australia.

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Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc. (TCFWA)

The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc (TCFWA) is a not-for-profit national support centre for the Textile, Clothing Footwear and Leather industry providing support and specialised resources, services and training. From its head quarters in Belmont, WA, TCFWA aims at networking to maintain and establish key partnerships for the national TCF industry.
Carol Hanlon
P: 0417963231


BPW Business Incubator ONLINE Women in Business Training & Mentoring Project



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