Business Builder Course

Cost: £349

Business builder online modules – delivered over a 2 week period

Workroom day: 9.30 – 4.00 (please arrive at 9.15)

Follow up mentoring: 2 sessions of 30 mins at times to suit

This course covers the business elements to launch your own soft furnishings business. The course will be delivered via online tuition in the form of videos and worksheets. This is followed by a day at the workroom. Further online support will be available together with a mentoring call for support.

The course will cover:

  • Dealing with customers
  • Measuring up for customers
  • Preparing quotes
  • Finding suppliers
  • Invoicing and accounts
  • Safety regulations
  • Terms and conditions
  • Guiding customers with choices
  • Promoting your business and websites
  • Networking
  • Fitting curtains and blinds

Templates for:

  • Measuring up
  • Preparing quotes
  • Invoices

Documents:

  • – PDFs for safety regulations, supported by a video
  • – Exemplar Terms and Conditions
  • – Video and worksheet for identifying your Ideal Client
  • – Business set up checklist

9.15 – 9.30 Welcome drink and introduction to the studio.

9.30 – 12.30 Customer Focus

The morning session will focus on dealing with customers, from initial contact, through to consultation. make up, fitting and aftercare. This will include guiding customers to make decisions, mood boards, delivering quotations, and how to deal with difficult situations.

12.30- 1.00 Lunch break – please bring a packed lunch

1.00 – 4.00 Focus on Your Business

The afternoon session will include how you can promote your business and what methods you can use to secure yourself work. Dealing with finances and suppliers. We will also cover where and how to get supplier accounts and the options available for fabric and workroom supplies.

Follow up support: 2 x 30 minute calls via Skype or FaceTime

How do I book?

Bookings can be made via the website and pay through Eventbrite

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See our other courses…

Roman Blind Making
Basic Curtain Making
Sewing Machine Basics