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"Thank you for all you do for shopowners, the information in the magazine, the digest, and the website have been a huge help to me while I have gone through the process of getting our shop up and running. "

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ABC’s of Opening, Owning, and Operating a Quilt or Fabric Store in one 3-hour session


Topics: Descriptions: Points:

Me and My Store

The first topic deals with you, your vision for your store and some of your expectations. Then we will address basic information that applies to opening and operating the business
  • About Me
  • Goals
  • Mission Statement
  • Vocabulary
  • Taxes and licenses
  • Advertising
  • Suppliers
  • Credit and terms
  • Trade Magazine
  • Trade Associations
  • Employees
  • Checking Accounts

Basic Overviews

Topic 2 will address basic information about affordable rent, payroll, inventory, employee handbooks and forms that help make life easier and more professional.
  • Affordable rent
  • Payroll
  • Inventory
  • Purchase orders
  • Discrepancies in orders
  • Open to buy
  • Sales levels
  • Purchase Order, example
  • Charge Back, example
  • Credit Reference, example
  • Floor Procedures
  • Personnel Policy
  • Customer Service Form, example
  • Special Order Form, example

The Nitty- Gritty

Last but certainly not least we will look at capital investment, projected sales needs and open to buy, inventory breakdowns, inventory costs  and possible market values for any given population.
  • Capital investment and projected sales needs
  • Projected Open to Buy
  • Inventory Breakdown
  • Fabric Inventory Cost
  • Market Value of Given Population

 

 

 

 

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