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Planning a Corsetmaking Class 1

icon free smBarbara from Royal Black shares her teaching experience, including topics to cover, target audience, timing, location and cost.

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So You Think You Want A Business?

So You Think You Want A Business? by Rosie DenningtonRosie discusses the pleasures and pitfalls of going it alone, and helps you decide whether running your own business is right for you.

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How To Write A Business Plan: Step 1

How to Write a Business Plan by Rosie DenningtonRosie 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.

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How To Write A Business Plan: Step 2

How To Write a Business Plan: Step 2 by Rosie DenningtonContinue writing your high quality business plan by focusing on the tactical and marketing aspects of the business.

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How To Write A Business Plan: Step 3

How To Write A Business Plan: Step 3 by Rosie DenningtonAt the end of the day,  a successful business does need to make money. Rosie walks through the basics for budding entrepreneurs.

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How To Find The Time

iconsmallRacing thoughts? Too much to do? No time to make your creative dreams real? Here's how to find some clarity and move forward.

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Preparing for Business, Part 1

prep-1-iconPractising making corsets in preparation for selling: what exactly should you practise, and what's the most effective way to use your time and resources?

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Planning a Corsetmaking Masterclass, Part 2

icon-smBarbara continues her series by sharing the contents of her own corsetry masterclass, how she prepared for the event, and how it went.

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Preparing for Business, Part 2

Preparing for Business, Part 2: identifying the right skills"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.

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Preparing for Business, Part 3

Preparing for Business 3Daydreaming about the future to help make decisions today.  "What am I going to sell?" can refine your practice, enhancing your chances of success.

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When's the Right Time to Go Pro?

Beautiful corset by Alexis Black at Electra Designs, photo by Stuntkid

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!

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Confessions of a Corsetry Intern 1

icon free smLearning 'on the job' is a great way to pick up skills. Rosie explains the ‘why, when and how’ of securing a corsetry internship.

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Confessions of a Corsetry Intern, part 2

icon-smWorking as an intern is one way to learn a specialist skill like corsetry. Rosie discusses whether interning is either a benefit or a disadvantage.

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Contracts for Corsetmakers

Edwardian corset by Harman Hay, 2009How 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?

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How Much To Charge?

icon free smHow much should a corsetmaker charge, without either selling yourself short or discouraging potential clients? What's a truly fair price?

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