OK people… I may be “late to the party”, but I just came across a cool website for embroidery. Has everyone else already heard of (and joined) Craftsy? The class that has caught my attention, mostly because I get asked this question A LOT, is How to Start a Machine Embroidery Business.
Here are the topics covered by Marie Zinno, who owns and operates a successful embroidery business! Marie has written books and contributes regularly to popular sewing magazines. In other words, she is WAY more qualified than me to give you great tips and advice on starting your own embroidery business! 🙂
Lesson 1 – Business Basics – stuff you need to consider, think about and decide BEFORE you take the plunge!
Lesson 2 – Choosing a Machine – single needle? multi needle? single head? multi head/multi needle? Say what? Pros and cons of each and how to choose!
Lesson 3 – Ordering Blanks & Keeping Inventory – sounds like how NOT to just order everything you see that’s cute! 😉 Be strategic in what you order!
Lesson 4 – Pricing Embroidery & Taking Orders – what is your time worth? I think we all struggle with this one! How much do we charge these people??
Lesson 5 – Customizing & Bundling – learn how to package your products and innovative ways to create gifts and items people will WANT to purchase!
Lesson 6 – Organize Your Studio – this sounds like the whole “organization” thing I’ve been blogging about!
Lesson 7 – Promoting Your Business – you are ready now, so how do you get the word out?
Y’all, I’m excited about this CLASS! The good news is that you can watch it on your own schedule! Here is what you get:
- 7 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
- Class materials, including pricing guidelines, order templates and vendor lists
- Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
- Answers from Marie in our virtual classroom
If you are interested in this video class series, please follow my link HERE! There is a cost involved, but for the information you are getting, that you can have access to anytime, it’s worth it!!