In this practical guidebook, I walk you through step-by-step what it takes to successfully start and grow a one-person, home-based custom slipcover workroom.
It’s packed with instructions, best practices and resources for setting up the key areas of your operation — everything I wished I had known when I started The Slipcover Maker. The methods and strategies I share are what I use to run my business with very good results. They are effective and affordable to execute.
You will learn how to:
— Choose the right business model. Did you know there are 4 different types?
— Price your work accurately and for profit, create a price list, cost out a job, write a price estimate, invoice and collect payment.
— Find your ideal customers with low to no cost marketing methods.
— Source fabric and trims including tips for purchasing from wholesale fabric suppliers.
— Put systems and policies in place that make your business run efficiently.
— Set up the legal stuff and determine which type of bookkeeping system is best for you.
— Avoid pitfalls and common mistakes.
And, so much more!
The Slipcover Maker’s Business Guidebook
PDF Download. 14 chapters, 79 total pages
Note: this is a business how-to book. It does not include instructions for making a slipcover. Links to learning pin fit techniques can be found in the Resources section.
“The sections on pricing the projects were phenomenal! Your system will also help me with pricing my re-purposed home decor products.” — Cindy at Reinvented Delaware
“Wow! It’s the most comprehensive guidebook out there. You’ve put a lot of thought and time on this project. There’s so much information that will help others avoid the pitfall’s and start on the right foot. Great job!” — CJ at Simply Slips