Resume on Event #2 : Indonesia Fashion Week 2013

Indonesia Fashion Week 2013 was held in Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta on 14-17 February 2013. It was the second exhibition. The first Indonesia Fashion Week was held on 23-26 February 2012 at Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta. This event is one of the biggest fashion event so far in Jakarta. Indonesia Fashion Week is also the first fashion event which combines fashion shows and trade show. This event is not only showing off the famous designers with their own fashion shows but also providing a marvelous yet elegant  fashion exhibition. All of the tenants is from local brands. This event is made to increase the value of local fashion industry.

I came on this event on the second day of the exhibition. I didn’t see the fashion show actually but I heard that it was great. Most of the clothes that were showed off is Batik. Which is one the traditional cloth originally from Indonesia. All of the Batiks were modified into a beautiful dresses and clothes both for men and women. From what I see, through this event, Indonesian can really see how great and talented our local designers are and also can increase the value of local brands and markets.

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Resume on Event #1 : Brightspot Market 2013

On this , I attend the famous Jakarta’s Event that is being held every year; Brightspot Market 2013. This event was taking place in Grand Indonesia Shopping Town Mall, Jakarta on 14-17 Febuary 2013. Brightspot Market is a four day contemporary market where local brands and international brands show off their collections. The people that are attending this event also expecting to see some of the best local Indonesian brands as well as brands form the region to be showcasing their products there. This event is also targeted most of young people that lived in Jakarta and other cities near them.

This year, Brightspot Market offers a lot of great local brands. Most of them are unique, stylish, up-to-date, and with affordable prices. No wonder there are hundred of people that are coming to enjoy and shop in this event. The products that were offered were not only clothes, but also accessories, bags, shoes, books, headphones, watches, etc. They also have a food and beverages area for people who are willing to sit and maybe meet their friends. I personally didn’t buy anything in that event although the products are very cool and interesting. However, their cashier system is also very good. The provide the card system so that the customers can pay with their debit or credit cards. The designs in this event is also very interesting. It looks young, fresh, and colorful so that people would love to come and enjoy the event.

Resume #13 on Business News Daily

This blog mostly talks about 45 Business Ideas in 2011 that have good prospects to be developed in 2012. Their goal is to give aspiring entrepreneurs new and unique business ideas. They also offer various startup opportunities, especially for entrepreneurs that want to start small.

The 45 Business Ideas in 2011 are :

1. Career coach – Today’s job search is different than it was even a year ago. In this competitive market, job seekers need all the help they can get. Enter the career coach. From drafting a résumé to salary negotiations, career coaches help job seekers in every step of the process to provide an edge over other candidates.

2.Personal social media consultant – Anyone applying for college, a job or building a relationship with a business partner should expect their Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts to be scrutinized. You want to stand out from the crowd, but in a good way. Personal social media consultants help individuals use social media to highlight their expertise and position themselves as an expert in their field while downplaying any negatives.

3. Memory organizer – For as long as there have been cameras, parents have been documenting birthdays, holidays and first days of school. But instead of an album, those memories get stuck in digital cameras, video cameras, flash drives, computers and online photo- sharing services.

4. Invasive species pest management – The stink bug and long-horned beetle and other tough pests have opened the doors to a new type of specialist—the invasive species pest management business.

5. Tablet app development – The iPad started the tablet craze, but Motorola, Samsung, Kindle and others are breaking into the market. Where there are tablets, there is a need for apps.The rise of the tablet is opening up new avenues for those with a software background to help businesses market themselves in new ways.

6. Online video production – A viral video can take a little-known brand and make it an Internet sensation. As brand managers recognize the power of the medium beyond television ads, this is an opportunity for everyone from telecommunications specialists to film school majors to turn their creative talents into a business opportunity.

7. Specialty foods provider – The demand for gluten-free, organic, low sodium and lactose-free products continues to grow as more and more Americans follow restricted diets by choice or necessity.

8. Online privacy management consultant – Hackers are becoming more brazen and the lackluster economy has only made them more determined to get a hold of sensitive consumer information that they can sell.

9. PR for socially responsible businesses – Small businesses that make doing the right thing part of their business model need to get the word out about their good deeds.

10. Personal concierge – For those among us with more money than time, a personal concierge can pay bills, pick up the kids or do the grocery shopping. Entrepreneurs can quickly turn a profit in this business with little investment, according to a recent study by the International Concierge and Lifestyle Management Association.

11. Senior care services – While some seniors require advanced medical care, many just need help with day-to-day activities — or just a little companionship. According to research from Home Instead, a senior care franchise, the nation’s senior population will grow to 72 million by 2025.

12.Resale retail – The recent recession forced many Americans to adopt thrifty shopping habits, including hunting for everything from clothes and house wares to sporting goods and antiques at thrift stores.

13. Home day care – With the cost of day care rising, many parents are looking for inexpensive yet safe alternatives. If you keep your child headcount below a certain number you don’t need a license in many places, enabling you to start a business and stay home with your own kids.

14. Yard work – With little more than some work gloves, a rake and a ladder, you could be in business. Landscapers will cut the grass, but homeowners want to leave the weeding, planting, snow removal and other time-consuming tasks for someone else, and that someone could be you.

15. Affordable Computer maintenance – With the proliferation of tablets, smartphones and laptops for every member of the family, there are lots of opportunities to provide private computer services such as anti-virus software installation, desktop cleanups, software downloads and printer hookups.

16. Cleaning service – Are you one of those people that love to clean? If so, you may be sitting on a gold mine. Cleaning people who work for themselves can make $30 to $40 per hour. Recession or not, there are plenty of people still looking for a little domestic assistance.

17. Energy efficiency consultant – Homeowners and businesses, especially, are looking for any way they can to cut costs, but figuring out how to lower energy expenses isn’t as easy as you might think.
18. Recycler – Your average homeowner doesn’t always know where or how to recycle the stuff they’ve got. A good local advertising campaign and a pickup truck are all you’d need to start buying or simply offering to remove scrap metal, old computers, electronics, ink cartridges and other recyclable materials. You’ll be making a profit and doing the Earth a favor, too.
19. Pet sitter – Recession or not, pets are people, too (or so many a pet owner believes). If you love animals, are reliable, organized and trustworthy, there’s no shortage of work for you. The more satisfied customers you have, the more quickly your business will grow. Nothing soothes an antsy pet owner more than a good recommendation from another animal lover.

20. Organizer – If there’s one thing to be learned from the glut of reality shows dealing with hoarding, it’s that Americans have too much stuff. And, many junk collectors don’t have the time or skills required to organize it all. If you like to organize and create order out of chaos, then starting an organizing business could be for you.
21. Virtual assistant – Many companies let go of their full time administrative assistants during the recession. Now, they need help, but can’t afford a full time person. If you’ve got a background in administrative work but want to work for yourself, this might be a perfect time to break out on your own. Virtual assistants work remotely and do all the things a business owner or manager doesn’t have time to do, such as open and answer emails, follow up with customers, invoice customers or pay bills.

22. Remote bookkeeper – During the recession, many companies cut their employee headcount to the bare minimum. Very few businesses, however, can live without a bookkeeper. But, that doesn’t mean they have to have one on staff. If you’ve got a background in accounting or bookkeeping, you can offer remote bookkeeping services and, in many cases, do most of the work from home.

23. Translator – As America becomes increasingly multilingual, everyone from doctors to insurance companies find themselves in need of foreign language speakers to help interact with their customers. If you can speak a foreign language, are organized and can come up with a good marketing plan, you may find you have more work than you can handle.

24. Cost cutter – Ever notice how your phone bill seems to creep up ever so slowly and before you know it, you’re paying $50 more a month than you agreed to? So does everyone else. The problem is, few people have time to go over their bills with a fine-tooth comb and call and argue with the provider. A cost cutter does this for businesses and can help them save thousands. Cost cutters need an eye for detail and a good sales pitch.

25. Social media consultant – If you’re one of those Gen Y types to whom using social media comes as naturally as breathing, you may have a career as a social media consultant. There’s no doubt that social media presents an unprecedented marketing opportunity for businesses, but only if they know how to use it. If you can help existing businesses integrate social media into their other marketing campaigns, you should have no trouble making a go of it.

26. Copywriter – Search engines favor websites with new, relevant and constantly updated content and most businesses don’t have time to devote to generating copy all day. If you’ve got a background in writing, English or journalism, you might find there’s a lot of demand for your services. Between Web content, blog entries and press releases, there’s lots of writing to be done.

27. Health insurance consultant – Many companies can’t afford a full- time human resources person, and dealing with the complicated nuances of health insurance is more than most administrative assistants have time to deal with. That’s why more and more companies will be looking for outside services to help them wade through the minutia of health plans and premiums.

28. Home Renovation – The real estate market has been in the toilet for three-and-a-half years now. It’s hard to sell a house and if you can’t sell, you can’t buy. Furthermore, a lot of people just can’t get a mortgage. That’s good news for anyone in the renovation business. People are being forced to stay in their homes and many are getting anxious for a little sprucing up. From flooring to roofing, homeowners are looking to do a little repair and updating.

29. Tree care – If you’ve tried to call a tree service lately, you probably already know there’s a big gap between supply and demand. Increasingly severe weather in all parts of the country is causing tree damage that only professionals can repair.

30. Taxi service – Cars are expensive. Car insurance is expensive. Gas is expensive. And there are a lot of people without a steady income. The result is that more people are looking for less-expensive ways to get where they need to go. In suburbs with limited mass transit, taxis are just about the only alternative.

31. Local farming – People are increasingly conscious about eating healthy and eating local. For many, however, locally grown produce, meat, milk and eggs are hard to find. Urban and suburban backyard farming has already staged a comeback. Now, it’s time for the small time commercial farmer.

32. Commuting service – Car pooling saves money on gas and tolls and, in many places, gives commuters access to high-occupancy-vehicle lanes, saving lots of time on commuting. The problem is that organizing your own car pool can be very difficult. A car-pool service that provides commuters with easy access to a low-cost ride stands a great chance of making it for the long haul (so to speak).

33. Residential environmental-assessment service – People are increasingly aware of and concerned about indoor pollution. Fumes from paint, carpets, kitchen cabinets and furniture are of concern. Radon, electro-magnetic fields, lead toys and wireless and cell phone radiation are all concerns, too. The problem is, it’s very hard for your average homeowner to figure out how to test for each of these concerns. Local health, children’s, baby and environmental fairs would provide ample marketing opportunities for a business that offered a reasonably priced home-health assessment.

34. Small-biz social media – By now, small business owners know that they need social media to promote their businesses. However, few have time to figure out exactly what to do and how to do it. Most social-media consultancies have “expensive” written all over them. Asocial-media consultant who could offer an a la carte menu of reasonably priced services to local mom-and-pop businesses that have yet to embrace Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn would be the toast of their virtual town.

35. Interior design – If you can’t move, redecorate! That’s what a lot of people are thinking right about now. After nearly four years of sitting around on the same Cheetos-stained sofa, lots of people are antsy for a new look. Traditional decorators, however, are still the domain of the rich and chandeliered. For the rest of the HGTV-watching world, a decorator who can achieve Trump style on a Target budget stands a chance at making it big.

36. Education consultant – College isn’t as simple as it used to be. Now, parents and prospective students must wade through a long list of academic choices including four-year colleges, two-year colleges, online courses, for-profit colleges and trade schools. As education offerings keep expanding and changing, busy parents need some help figuring out how to navigate the higher-education waters. A consultant with a background in education who can simplify the process will be at the head of the class.

37. Kids consignment shop – Everyone’s looking for a way to save money and what better way than to buy your kids’ clothes for less and sell their old clothes back. Kids consignment shops can include baby equipment, clothes, furniture and books. Best of all, the inventory is cheap and, in most cases, you don’t have to pay for it until the items have sold. For the cost of the monthly rent and a marketing plan you could be in business in no time.

38. Local Internet marketing consultant – Small businesses know they have to get online, but finding the time to figure out how is proving a real challenge for small business owners of every stripe. If you’re Internet-savvy and know how local businesses can harness the power of local search, coupon pages and social media, you could be helping small business owners promote their companies online.

39. App designer – Research continues to prove that mobile apps or mobile Web browsers are a must for businesses of all kinds. But most don’t have the in-house teams to create them. Smaller companies also don’t have the budget to hire an expensive firm to create their apps. An app designer could specialize in creating apps for one or two industries and build a strong following.

40. Green consultant – Consumers want to buy from companies that are making efforts to turn their operations “green,” or eco-friendly. In fact, research has shown that consumers are willing to pay more for green products. Big companies often have whole staffs and outside consulting firms dedicated to that cause. Small business owners don’t have those kinds of resources, but many would still like to find ways to be more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. A green consultant would meet with clients, review their environmental impact and make recommendations on how they can cut their energy use, waste and costs.

41. Off-hours child care – Ever tried to find child care on a Saturday afternoon? Unless you’ve got a standing relationship with a babysitter – and even then, it can be hard – there are few places you can count on for evening or weekend child care. Most states allow you to operate a home child care business and there’s little competition and a great need for off-hours care. Licensing requirements are different based on your state, but many don’t require a license as long as you keep below the minimum number of children.

42. Ecommerce warehouse/shipping – E-commerce is a huge business, and it’s an especially appealing one for small business owners who can’t afford to rent a retail space. The problem, of course, is that packing and shipping all those orders can be a real hassle. Many e-commerce companies would like to outsource this function to a third party who can keep the inventory in stock and ship orders as they come in.

43. Business security consultant – Just about every company has a website that has the potential to collect data from its customers. Furthermore, many businesses store their customers’ data, personal information – even credit card numbers – in their company computers. Most small companies can’t afford to hire a full-time data security specialist. That’s where your home security consulting business comes in.

44. Party business – We might be in a recession, but many parents will still spend big bucks to throw their kid a great birthday party. While they could just throw a party at home, many people don’t have the time or energy to pull it off. That’s where a kids’ party business comes in.

45. Tablet repair – These days, it seems as though everybody has a tablet, but have you ever tried to get one fixed? It’s not as easy as you think. In fact, recent research revealed that it costs almost as much to repair a tablet as it does to buy a new one. If you’re capable of servicing and fixing this kind of technology, there’s going to be a big demand for reasonably priced tablet repair. Especially, if you’re willing to make house calls.

Resume #6 on http://www.creativeopera.com/2009/80-design-blogs/

This site is called Creative Opera. It is basically the kind of blog for designers to help them find some inspirations and advices on certain things. The author actually filtered certain articles that were good enough for people to enjoy. The creator of this site is basically a designer also so she knows all about arts and every detail in design industry. Her goal is to make her site full of useful information, creative inspiration, career and professional advice, and lively discussion. Because I come from a teaching background, many of my posts are targeted toward students and new designers, but I love it when experienced designers stop by to share their own experiences and advice.

One of the articles that read about is 80+ Must-Read Design Blogs to Enhance your Creativity and your Career. She also divided them based on the main categories. There are All-in-One, Inspiration, Tutorials, Web Development/Code, Freelance, Logos & Typography, Advice & Discussion, Freebies & Giveaways, Blogging, and Micro-Blogs/Links. Her purpose on making this blog is to help design students by sharing them advices and inspirations that can be helpful on achieving their design careers.

 

Resume #4 on Creative Over Flow

This article is about How to Enhance Creativity in School Children. I personally found this site is interesting because it helps people who are struggling and worrying about their children’s creativity and character building. The author said that being creative is about finding innovative ways to solve problems, generating new ideas and finding ways to make things better to name a few. Research has shown that enhancing student creativity may offer benefits academically, developmentally and emotionally. This site also offer very good advices for teachers to add several new interesting activities to build their student’s creativity.

The first activity that can be done is a “Word Game. Word games are a great way to encourage creative thinking because it allows children to make connections and establish relationships between different words.” The second one is a “Drawing Game. Certain types of drawing games can help students build on existing concepts, knowledge and ideas, another key aspect of creativity.” The last one is “Visual Thinking Game. Games that employ the use of visual thinking are great because they encourage visualization and the use of imagination (which are the two important aspects of thinking creatively).”

Teachers also can ask their students certain types of questions during class, it can help their students to develop their imaginations on things based on the topics. The author also teach the teachers that “encouraging creativity in students will not only serve them well while they are in school, it will help them develop skills that will serve them well as adults. Creativity is not just about being good at drawing or some other creative art form.”.

Resume #2 on Business News Daily

This site is very attracting to see. From this page, you can learn to predict about the trend from the businessmen point of view. It says that “Business News Daily is a new and comprehensive resource for people planning to start a business or who are in the startup process, plus time-strapped small business owners and their staffs – all looking for concise information and insight on topics ranging from what forms they must fill out and how to get a startup loan to technological solutions for the office to management tips.”. It also provides a shortcut to article about how to start up a business, financing and marketing, etc. This site is perfect for people to learn about business trend in 2012.

For example, there is a quote from Neil Rosen from eWay Direct that said “The focus of marketers in 2012, as involves social media, is going to be on understanding chatter (those billions of data points being created by people every day as they interact online, with each other and with a multitude of websites and social networks), and understanding how chatter can be used to improve customer relationships and drive sales.”.  Some people may share anything that has something to do with starting a business in this site. For another example, there is a representative from Optimal Networks (Heinan Landa) that said that the next business trend that would have great potential in 2012 would be strategic technology consulting. She said that “Strategic technology consulting will be an innovative service offering that gains traction in 2012. As more and more organizations start grappling with cloud computing models, technology scatter, virtualization, managing remote workers and branch offices, etc., the necessity for a company to come in and assess the current network environment and make recommendations for technological improvements that can provide significant business advantages will become apparent.”

Trends.

Trendstop is an online fashion and trends forecasting agency. Their site sure shows some expert fashion sense seen from the home page’s pictures. It was found by Central St Martins fashion graduate, Jaana Jaytri in 2002. It has 150 trendspotters stationed around the globe watching the markets and runways and also has worked with to retailers, brands, and manufacturers to tell them what customers will be buying for next season.

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It’s a simple site, they don’t offer a lot of features in it. But their features are already everything you need to know about fashion. By simply joining and create an account on Trendstop, you could get trend reports, trendstop live that presents the latest trend and lifestyle, the trendstop mobile apps, and trend consultancy that could help those who are interested in doing fashion business.

This site is great for those who are trying to keep up with the latest fashion. It has expertise in fashion and updated news about it, great for young entrepreneurs who are trying to do a business in the fashion area. It also helps you to develop ideas and be creative in the fashion area.

Hot or Not.

JWT is the world’s best-known marketing communication brand. Their site, JWT Intelligence, provides lots of information about marketing products based on their strategies. There are some posts that show an interview to some successful people asking them about they products, how it works and how they sell it to the market so people interested. Not only interviews, they also shows couple market researches so the readers would know what the market are interest in or what kind of market their products would be good at selling in, etc.

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What I wanted to review the most are the trend reports section they got here. It got some articles of what’s happening at the moment and all sort of stuff that are going at the moment that might interest most people. This, of course helps for those who are doing some market research and maybe looking for some ways to sell their products and also make a strategies to sell. It also helps us to keep up with what’s going on, on what’s hot and what’s not.

The contain of this site is not only for those who are trying to sell their products and do some business and make their business big, but also for people who are simply want to see what is trending right now or just want to read for the sake of increasing their knowledge. The readers could download the article by simply register their email address and they’ll be offered whether or not they want o received a newsletter from JWT. This is a pretty good site to see and keeping up with what’s trending so we could be updated with whatever we’re doing.

Sell.

Top Rank’s blog provides tips and articles on how to increase your sales and develop customer engagement. It found by Lee Oden and Susan Misukanis. They specialized in content based on customer acquisition and relationship that are related to marketing and social media marketing and they have been hire by companies for consulting, training and implementation services.

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This site contains many things on how you put your products on the market and compete with your competition. It also shows you examples from companies and people who have been succeed and become big, so their ways on becoming success is not something to be doubt for. They categorized their article based on the things you need the most so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for, they also categorized their post based on the month the posted.

Their tips and articles are really helpful for those who want or just started a business. They could increase their sell based on the strategy that has been used by big companies and successful people. Some of their articles may interest me on starting a business and try one of their tips just to see how it works ;).

Creative.

Tanner Christensen is a creative expert, entrepreneur, and online market researcher from Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been learning about what creativity means since 2008, what exactly what creativity is since it has an ambiguous meaning to such a wide aspects and write it on his site called Creative Something.

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As he explained it on the about section, this site has become the source of creative inspiration, ideas, ways on how to continue our exploration on creativity, how it works and why does it matter these days. He explained every post in simple words and using daily examples about creativity so it’s very easy to understand from people all around the world. He also includes some links from where he got his information from.

 This site doesn’t offer lots of features, but it sure has a lot of information about creativity and solutions on how to be creative and how it works. You could also subscribe to his site by a simple click on the subscribe button so you’ll be notified whenever there’s a new post coming up, go check it out for yourself.