Hi,

Hi,

The world of Fashion and Creatives is specific. It has its own rules, its own calendar and its own possibilities. I’m here to guide you through all this potential, bringing heaps of industry knowledge from design to shop floor. I love to make things simple, create ability to react quickly and ensure your expensive hobby turns into a profitable business with a major fun factor!

xo Arinda

The world of Fashion and Creatives is specific. It has its own rules, its own calendar and its own possibilities. I’m here to guide you through all this potential, bringing heaps of industry knowledge from design to shop floor. I love to make things simple, create ability to react quickly and ensure your expensive hobby turns into a profitable business with a major fun factor!

 

xo Arinda

Budget - You are financially struggling to make ends meet.

Passionate you are! But it’s getting less easy to motivate yourself for your business due to the financial burden on your shoulders.

 

Through a strategic outline, mapped against an understandable financial plan (Cost & Budgeting Tools) we create a quick-win plan. No complicated measures or expensive financial language no soul understands – let’s make it simple and workable for you!

Process - Your days are becoming a rut, you feel unproductive and demotivated.

You have started your (fashion) Brand business with a creative mind on crack and motivation flowing through your arteries like the Niagara Falls. Unfortunately administration and customer service are taking over your days and you feel like a problem solving machine.

 

We review your business funnel and seek where your pain points are, create room for creating again. Think also of a quick financial outliner, to see where maybe some additional hands are needed most and if this can be afforded.

Development - You are facing supplier concerns, sample errors and your cost worries are growing.

Holy ****, you never thought creating products was such a loophole. Your supplier is MIA, samples are coming in too long or too short and you can’t even get to calculating your costs, just going with the flow.

 

I help you through your supplier conversations and give you some handles on how to work with them to get what you want. My Tech Pack & Costing tools helps you to bring some line into your development process and calculate quickly if it’s all worth it!

Pricing - You are unsure about your product pricing and how this can lead to a long term profit.

You love to design, create and make, but the financial part makes you go into total denial. Pricing your product has many facets and I help you to see all of them, making the right decisions for a strong financial baseline.

Management - You struggle on making those big ass decisions, and are looking for a sparring partner.

You are a one (wo)man show and on a daily base multiple people and/or business needs require you to make big decisions. Your surroundings are not always supportive or understanding so you’re looking for a sparring partner to support you here.

 

Search no further – Hi, it’s me you are looking for! I get to know your business faster than lightning and will throw pure honesty at you. It might be harsh at times, but will definitely set you up to win going forward!

Hiring - You are growing and need to hire a team, where to start and how to maintain.

You’re growing fast or in need to grow bigger, and are in need of a team to support you. I help you to understand where extra hands are needed and how to implement this best within your vision.

Sales - You have a strong product, but sales are not kicking in.

You’ve created a pretty amazing product, just no cash is coming in. Somehow the outside world doesn’t see the beauty like you see it.

 

We work together to ensure your product is as perfect for the outside world as it is for you! We come to a sales mix of tools and tricks to make sure that this product is getting legs to stand on. All including a growth plan for the future – as you can’t start sleeping when you start selling, react before the snooze hits.

From the horse’s mouth,

From the horse’s mouth,

Arinda was my very first business coach, it took me a long time to take this step, and I never regretted it, not for one second. She helped me connect the dots and the missing links. She was very eager to understand what exact issues I was facing with my company. She motivated me and pushed me to look at things from a different and most of all from a positive perspective. Arinda is a very flexible and patient coach and I felt I was being listened to and heard. For me, she is the best all-around coach with loads of (fashion) experience, and would recommend her to all entrepreneurs out there.

Barbara Gouka - Owner / Founder - House of Jamie (NL)

Dank schneller Auffassungsgabe und hochstrukturiertem Denken werden Probleme ohne lange Erklärungen erkannt und umgehend adäquate Lösungsansätze aufgezeigt.

Josephine Hosse - Owner - Phine (CH)

"ich habe little indi immer mit meinem bauchgefühl geführt. das hatte wenig struktur und der flow blieb dadurch oftmals auf der strecke. arinda hat es geschafft meinem bauchgefühl struktur zu geben ohne den kreativen teil auszubremsen. im gegenteil, da die strukturen nun gegeben sind, habe ich viel mehr platz für die kreativität und der flow ist zurück. ihre stärken ergänzen wundervoll meine schwächen."

Julia Kreienbühl - Founder - Little Indi (CH)

Arinda's relaxed attitude does not stand in contradiction to her professional and precise way of working. Her work shows depth, soul and deeper thoughts.

Annina Menzi - (co-)founder - Future.preneurship (CH)

Arinda is a great sparring partner, she says honestly what she thinks about something and has a lot of knowledge. She works hard and is flexible.

Sophie de Buisonjé - Founder - Studio She Moves (NL)

Arindas analytisches Denken und ihre direkte Kommunikation haben mich sehr beeindruckt und mich motiviert, an meiner Strategie zu arbeiten. Ich fühle mich nach diesem Coaching viel selbstbewusster und gewappnet für die Zukunft.

Veronica Antonucci - Owner - Vanto (CH)

Arinda- her positive can-do-attitude and critical mindset make her a perfect sparing partner for any discussion and she is always someone to have a good laugh with!

Nina Schäfer - VP - Sokolov (RU)

Arinda is very hands-on, and has a good gut feeling, of where small things need to be changed, in order to trigger the big solutions.

Katharina Staub - CEO - Ina Kess (CH)

Arinda was my very first business coach, it took me a long time to take this step, and I never regretted it, not for one second. She helped me connect the dots and the missing links. She was very eager to understand what exact issues I was facing with my company. She motivated me and pushed me to look at things from a different and most of all from a positive perspective. Arinda is a very flexible and patient coach and I felt I was being listened to and heard. For me, she is the best all-around coach with loads of (fashion) experience, and would recommend her to all entrepreneurs out there.

Barbara Gouka - Owner / Founder - House of Jamie (NL)

Dank schneller Auffassungsgabe und hochstrukturiertem Denken werden Probleme ohne lange Erklärungen erkannt und umgehend adäquate Lösungsansätze aufgezeigt.

Josephine Hosse - Owner - Phine (CH)

"ich habe little indi immer mit meinem bauchgefühl geführt. das hatte wenig struktur und der flow blieb dadurch oftmals auf der strecke. arinda hat es geschafft meinem bauchgefühl struktur zu geben ohne den kreativen teil auszubremsen. im gegenteil, da die strukturen nun gegeben sind, habe ich viel mehr platz für die kreativität und der flow ist zurück. ihre stärken ergänzen wundervoll meine schwächen."

Julia Kreienbühl - Founder - Little Indi (CH)

Arinda's relaxed attitude does not stand in contradiction to her professional and precise way of working. Her work shows depth, soul and deeper thoughts.

Annina Menzi - (co-)founder - Future.preneurship (CH)

Arinda is a great sparring partner, she says honestly what she thinks about something and has a lot of knowledge. She works hard and is flexible.

Sophie de Buisonjé - Founder - Studio She Moves (NL)

Arindas analytisches Denken und ihre direkte Kommunikation haben mich sehr beeindruckt und mich motiviert, an meiner Strategie zu arbeiten. Ich fühle mich nach diesem Coaching viel selbstbewusster und gewappnet für die Zukunft.

Veronica Antonucci - Owner - Vanto (CH)

Arinda- her positive can-do-attitude and critical mindset make her a perfect sparing partner for any discussion and she is always someone to have a good laugh with!

Nina Schäfer - VP - Sokolov (RU)

Arinda is very hands-on, and has a good gut feeling, of where small things need to be changed, in order to trigger the big solutions.

Katharina Staub - CEO - Ina Kess (CH)

I did the legwork,

I did the legwork,

Arinda - My Story

I am Arinda, married, two kids – no dogs and no fence – but living in Switzerland at the lake, a dream coming true. I’ve founded Koai Lab in 2016 after working 13 years in the corporate Fashion industry – Nike, Triumph, Swarovski, to namedrop a few.

 

My experience lies in building brands, products and predominantly in the brands and products that are struggling. The excitement for me lies in making things work, for you, for your team(s) and your wallet – it all should come together – and fast (1 yr plans).

Koai Lab - Now

I support brands with all that comes your way, starting Design, Development, Pricing, Budgeting, Marketing & Sales – it’s all beautifully interlinked! My experience of the full development chain helps to discover setbacks at an early stage in the process.

 

This results in less complexities and surprises at a later stage, clearing time for selling and creating – the reasons why you started your Brand in the first place.

Us - The Plan

I don’t believe in huge business plans – they are just dust collectors. But I do believe in a plan. We create realistic, achievable strategies at Koai Lab that make sense and help you grow short term.

 

It will be your handle to hold on to and creates clarity. When you feel clear about where you want to go and how you going to get there, the engines automatically roar, it’s that simple!

You - The Confidence

I’m a sucker for growth creation and making things simple along the way. I’ve been experienced in moving profit and people to new heights and bring confidence back into doing business.

 

And when you have confidence, the fun factor also automatically appears – it’s that awesome!

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