How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Fashion Design Business: With Companion CD-ROM

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Fashion Design Business: With Companion CD-ROM

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Fashion Design Business: With Companion CD-ROM

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average annual income of ,270 for fashion designers. Opportunities in the fashion design industry are expected to rise about 10 to 12 percent through the next few years. Many designers also go into other areas of the fashion industry, including: fashion buyer, fashion coordinator, retail store manager, and many more. You do not need to live in New York City, and you can start out small or even part time.

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  1. FireBird28 "firebird" says:
    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good read, good information, June 6, 2008
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    FireBird28 “firebird” (Deltona, FL USA) –

    This review is from: How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Fashion Design Business: With Companion CD-ROM (Paperback)
    “How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Fashion Design Business” presents a comprehensible, easy to follow guide towards setting up and operating the reader’s fashion design business in a soup to nuts fashion.

    The book starts with a chapter that essentially shows a reader the basics of what the fashion business entails and gives the reader an idea of where to start and what to expect. It then follows into the different ways the business could be set up and what would be best for what the future business owner – from idea to business set up to operations to, at the end, options for either selling or leaving the current business. Throughout the book there are various forms to aid in setup that could be used either as-is or as guidelines to creating the reader’s own forms. All are also included on the enclosed CD, which also includes a pre-written editable business plan.

    While the book does not guarantee a 100% success story with regard to opening and operating the reader’s own fashion design business, it does provide a clear and precise plan that goes a long way towards that success.

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  2. Shaina R. Gaul "Shaina" says:
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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    Excellent Guide, June 2, 2008
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    Shaina R. Gaul “Shaina” (Waterloo, IA) –
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    This review is from: How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Fashion Design Business: With Companion CD-ROM (Paperback)
    Janet Engle’s manual on how to start a fashion design business is very informative and well-organized. Engle presents a complete guide of all the ins and outs of the fashion business, and also explains in detail how to start a business, design a clothing line, and keep your business going. There are a number of graphics and illustrations in the book to keep the reader interested and entertained.

    My favorite thing about Engle’s book was the small Case Study boxes interspersed throughout the chapters. These short anecdotes tell the stories of successful fashion businesses and how they overcame a number of obstacles. The true-life stories serve to illustrate Engle’s points and as well as provide the reader with examples of Engle’s advice carried out in real life.

    Throughout her book, Engle provides a wealth of information regarding almost every aspect of the fashion business. Her tone is both informative and motivational, and the layout of the book is attractive and easy to read. I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to open their own business, or simply learn more about the fashion industry.

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  3. Coco Roco says:
    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not written by fashion insider, April 7, 2010
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    Coco Roco (Los Angeles, CA United States) –

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    This review is from: How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Fashion Design Business: With Companion CD-ROM (Paperback)
    I’m currently thinking about starting my own clothing line, with the goal of having my line sold at upscale boutiques and better department stores. After reading the reviews of other similar books, I decided to buy this one because it came with a CD with an editable business plan. While that is a plus, this book provides only the basics for starting a fashion business, with some references to further research you should do on your own. For my goal, the major downside to this book is that it was not written by a fashion insider who has actually created a commercially successful fashion clothing line. According to the author biography, the author is a marketing consultant. My definition of a commercially successful fashion clothing line is having multi-million dollar purchase orders from all the major department stores. Although the book provides case studies of people who have started their own clothing lines, the case studies are of brands that are local brands that are not recognized nationally. After reading this book, I feel that I need to buy other books on the same topic for more insight.

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