How to Start a Home-Based Fashion Design Business

ISBN-10: 0762778776
ISBN-13: 9780762778775
Edition: N/A
Authors: Angela Wolf
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 12/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
So You Want to Be a Fashion Designer
Traits of a Fashion Designer
Being Self-Employed
Jobs and Salary Stats in the Fashion Industry
Networking and Support
Get Motivated!
From Dream to Reality
Becoming a Fashion Designer
Custom Apparel
Alterations
Costume Design
Pattern Making
Sample Maker
Wardrobe Planning and Fashion Consulting
Focus
Getting Started in the Fashion Field
Designing a Collection
Fabric and Trim Sourcing
Creating Samples
Photo Shoot
Combining Fashion with Business
Setting Up the Space for Business
Equipment Requirements
Fitting Area
Office Essentials
Separating Business from Your Personal Life
Is Your Home Ready for Clients?
Your Space Is Ready!
Turning Your Fashion Dream into a Business
What Is a Business Plan?
Which Market Niche Will You Choose?
Getting the Legalities in Line
Create Your Own Successful Business Plan
A Priceless Resource
Financial Planning and Management
Start-Up Costs
Securing Financing
Pricing to Make a Profit
Pricing Your Items
Financial Statements
Contracts
Invoicing and Billing
Creating a Budget
Building Credit with Vendors
Extending Credit to Clients
Getting Organized
Bookkeeping and Taxes
Keeping Good Records
Filing System
Receipts
Cloud Storage
Accepting Credit Cards
Inventory
Hiring
Tax Deductions
Finding a Qualified Accountant
Legal and Ethical Issues
Zoning Issues When Working from Home
Trademarks
Copyright
Patent
Copying Other Designers' Work
Clothing Labels
Social Media Marketing
Facebook
Twitter
Blogging
Website
YouTube
Linkedln
Pinterest
Create a Social Media Marketing Campaign
PR, Marketing, and Advertising
Branding
PR
Getting Your Clothing on the Right People
Look Book
Create the Reputation
Entering Fashion Design Competitions
Selling Your Line
E-Commerce
Trunk Shows
The Fashion Show
Boutiques
Selling to the Larger Retailers
Trade Shows
Hiring a Sales Rep
Sales Strategy
Training and Certification
Never Stop Learning
Polish Your Sewing and Fitting Skills
Keeping an Eye on Fashion and Trends
Growing Pains … Should You Go Big?
Thinking of Expanding
Opening Your Own Studio
Hiring a Subcontractor
Hiring an Assistant
Preventing Burnout
Getting Focused
Appendix: Resources
Index
About the Author

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