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The Fashion Business is a unique industry: artistic and creative, profit-driven and demanding. Fashion For Profit will take you to the heart of the business of fashion and give you the real facts.
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A good idea and the right market niche can lead to your ultimate dream of running a successful apparel business. However, it is a multi faceted industry with many important components that should be fully understood before taking that leap of faith. One missing link could mean failure. Knowledge is empowering and could save your savings! Fashion For Profit is the book that will support your ideas and help you to realize your dream. You will not only learn what you need to know, but what you want to know.
As you browse this 360-page book you will note that you will get more and more excited. Each chapter brings definitive information about each specific area of apparel manufacturing. You will find that many of the questions you thought would never be addressed anywhere are answered here in clear and understandable terms.
Frances Harder, designer, entrepreneur is also the
founder of the LA based FBI (Fashion
Business Inc.) an educational 501 c (3) non profit which provides
much needed business intelligence and support to smaller creative apparel
Order : Fashion for Profit (Revised Edition with Retail Chapter)
Title: Fashion For Profit the book
Author: Frances Harder
Published: New revised 7th edition
Contact Information: Harder Publications
3402 Tanglewood Lane, Rolling Hills Estates, CA. 90274
Tel: 310 541 7196
Fax: 866 460 7753
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Fashion For Profit DVD 2 hour Seminar Supplement to the book Fashion For Profit
The contents of this 2 hour seminar will assist and enlighten you in investigating your market niche, legal and licensing requirements, financial requirements, product development, production, costing, branding and marketing, to ultimately opening your own retail store.
This seminar features: author of Fashion For Profit Frances Harder who is also the founder of the LA based apparel business development center the Fashion Business Incorporated. www.Fashionbizinc.org
Other guests include: Greg Wiseman attorney at law Silver & Freedman, Century City, CA. Pam Roberts PITCH PR & Marketing to the apparel industry, LA. Hanna Hartnell designer/store owner, Santa Monica, CA
Fashion For Profit - Forms For Profit CD - List of forms
Being prepared for doing business in a professional manner means using the correct forms and procedures common in the apparel industry. Forms For Profit will give you the templates, which can incorporate your own logo. These forms will save valuable time in getting it right!
Some forms, e.g. invoices, costing sheets, sales order forms have been built in a dynamic format so calculations can be achieved in Microsoft Excel.
Forms For Profit Blanks plus examples:
$ Sales Order Forms Blank - plus example
$ Order Confirmation - Blank - plus example
$ Invoice - Blank plus example
$ Cutting Ticket Blank plus example
$ Bill of Materials Blank plus example
$ Pick Ticket Blank plus example
$ Purchase Order Blank plus example
$ Packing Slips Blank plus example
$ Cost Sheets Blank - plus example
$ Pattern Card Blank - plus example
$ Specification Sheets Blank - plus example
$ Sales Rep Agreement
$ Contractors Agreement
$ Credit Check Application
Also included on this valuable CD are professional
body templates that can be used as a base for illustrations, and/or specifications.
Print and use, or, use as a guide for Illustrator software for design development
Women's, men's, children's templates.
Costing For Profit - Look after the cents and the dollars will take care of themselves Every entrepreneur's ultimate goal is to run a successful company. Understanding the complexity of how to cost effectively will play a major part in achieving this goal.
The Fashion Business is a unique industry: artistic and creative, profit-driven and demanding. Costing For Profit will take you to the heart of costing and give you the real facts so you can realize a profitable future for your business.
A good idea and the right market niche can lead to your ultimate dream of running a successful apparel business. However, for how long? It is a multi faceted industry with many important components that should be fully understood when calculating your selling cost. Determining all the costs and all the important components that make up a cost sheet will be the key to your company's success. One missing item or miscalculation from the cost sheet could lead to the loss of a season's profit, and if not realized in time could ultimately lead to the failure of your company.
As you browse this powerful little book you will note that you will get more and more excited as you begin to understand what is needed to do in order to realize a profit. Each page brings definitive information about each specific area of apparel costing. You will find that many of the questions you thought would never be addressed anywhere are answered here in clear and understandable terms.
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