Nolcha, the Business Platform for Fashion Entrepreneurs, Launches Fashion Business Conference in Association with LIM College

Industry leaders provide insight for small fashion business owners to navigate today's changing business landscape.

New York, NY, March 26, 2010 --( Nolcha: Fashion Business Services continues to expand its business-to-business services devoted to fashion entrepreneurs with the debut of the Fashion Business Conference taking place 9:30am to 6:00pm on May 20th 2010 at LIM College; the nation's only college focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion.

The Fashion Business Conference, sponsored by Datafashion, will provide one full day of industry expert-led panels and thought-leadership discussions with those who define business strategy in the fashion market; including Long Nguyen, Fashion Director of Flaunt Magazine, Rick Weinstein, Director of Sales and Marketing for Searle NYC and Jennifer Evans, President of Evans Group International.

This unique event will deliver relevant content that is key to the independent fashion business owner focusing on retail, financials, imaging and branding, sourcing and manufacturing as well as virtual worlds and social networks. Speakers will guide attendees through the industry standard procedures of buyers and showrooms, line sheets, purchase order credit, the importance of seasonal updates, the future of the online world for the fashion business and advice on pattern makers and production.

“As the nation’s only college focused on the study of business and fashion, LIM College is a natural fit to serve as the site for Nolcha’s first Fashion Business Conference,” says Elizabeth S. Marcuse, President of LIM College. “Given the current economic climate, it has become increasingly important for fashion entrepreneurs to take advantage of educational opportunities and expand their knowledge base.”

The day will close with an intimate cocktail networking event providing attendees the opportunity to connect with industry executives and decision makers.

A Fashion Business Conference 2010 schedule can be found at:

For interviews, inquiries or to attend please contact Kerry Bannigan

About Nolcha
Nolcha: Fashion Business Services is a leading operator of educational, event outlets, and business-to-business services devoted to fashion entrepreneurs in design and retail. The Nolcha platform includes, an online fashion portal delivering business educational resources, innovation and services; Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, currently held during New York fashion week providing key exposure to press, buyers, and industry figures for emerging and independent fashion designers from all over the world to break into the New York fashion market, in both apparel and accessories; events during London Fashion Week with key partners and Independent Retail Week in New York and Chicago, an initiative to drive business and increase revenue for small fashion retail brands. Visit,,

About LIM College
LIM College is the nation’s only college focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion. The College offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program with concentrations in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, and Management, as well as Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in Fashion Merchandising. Housed in four buildings in midtown Manhattan, LIM College provides a well-rounded education through the combination of in-class instruction and required fashion industry internships. Founded in 1939, LIM College has been witness to every significant change in the retail and fashion industry for more than seven decades. Alumni have gone on to excel at top companies, including Coach, Jones Apparel, Kenneth Cole Productions, Liz Claiborne, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

Kerry Bannigan