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Written by Barbara Pesendorfer
Barbara from Royal Black shares her teaching experience, including topics to cover, target audience, timing, location and cost.
Written by Rosie Dennington
Rosie discusses the pleasures and pitfalls of going it alone, and helps you decide whether running your own business is right for you.
Rosie guides you step by step through the process of writing a business plan of high enough quality to present to a bank or loan company.
Continue writing your high quality business plan by focusing on the tactical and marketing aspects of the business.
At the end of the day, a successful business does need to make money. Rosie walks through the basics for budding entrepreneurs.
Written by Cathy Hay
Racing thoughts? Too much to do? No time to make your creative dreams real? Here's how to find some clarity and move forward.
Written by Jenni Hampshire
Practising making corsets in preparation for selling: what exactly should you practise, and what's the most effective way to use your time and resources?
Barbara continues her series by sharing the contents of her own corsetry masterclass, how she prepared for the event, and how it went.
"Sell only the particular skills that you have already practiced. Practice only the skills that you hope to sell." Jenni helps you move toward professional status.
Daydreaming about the future to help make decisions today. "What am I going to sell?" can refine your practice, enhancing your chances of success.
Written by Alexis Black
Before you give your boss and your spouse the big speech, take the quiz to find out if you are ready to make your hobby into a living as a corsetmaker!
Learning 'on the job' is a great way to pick up skills. Rosie explains the ‘why, when and how’ of securing a corsetry internship.
Working as an intern is one way to learn a specialist skill like corsetry. Rosie discusses whether interning is either a benefit or a disadvantage.
How do you know that your client will pay? How do you know that they won't ruin and try to return what you've made them? The answer to most concerns is a good contract. Are you protecting yourself?
How much should a corsetmaker charge, without either selling yourself short or discouraging potential clients? What's a truly fair price?
Written by Laurie Tavan
Documenting the creation process, the final corset, and the corset on your client are all opportunities to obtain images for your portfolio.
Laurie shares some tips on editing the beautiful new photography we've created, along with ideas on the best placement of those images.
Written by Marianne Faulkner
Now that there are many corsetmakers in business, creating a strong visual identity is increasingly important for your brand.
Your brand is your mark, something that makes your work recognisably yours. At its best, your work should subtly convey your mark with concision and clarity.
Communicating your brand: more on getting your message across, for corsetmakers who want to earn their own money from their work.
Written by Alison Campbell
Alison gives us some tips and pointers on how to create an effective and long-lasting logo when starting, marketing and promoting a corsetry business.
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