Cover art for Pre-Owned Clothing Business Startup

Pre-Owned Clothing Business Startup

Summary

I bet you don’t even know the goldmine that’s in your closet. My grandmother had the best fashion sense for her era. She was always seen dressed to the nines, pearls in tow, and heels galore. She would never leave the house without her trusty shoulder-pinned sweater. She kept every part of her appearance in check as she visited the salon with a weekly standing appointment. Lipstick was a must. I inherited her fashionista trait. My Gran, as I called her, was a fashionista to the max. When she passed away, I found myself inheriting her vast walk-in closet collection of savvy vintage clothing. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with all of it. I kept the pieces that meant the most to me and began to sell the rest. To my surprise, the demand for vintage clothing in great condition, or renewed, upcycled pieces, is immense, widespread, and appeals to men and women of all ages. My business was born - and it thrived! In my book, I will show you exactly how to go about starting and running your own pre-loved clothing business. You gain not only the monetary benefits of selling a high-demand product, but you will also be saving the world’s landfills from unnecessary waste. In 2012 alone, an estimated 14.3 million tons of textiles were discarded to the landfill as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency - an alarming number for something seemingly harmless as discarding old clothes. Why toss clothing that has good life still left in it? There are so many ways you can succeed with your secondhand clothing shop, but the best thing you can do (and the most valuable experience you can get) is to go out and actually do it! Experience is always the best teacher. Until you get out and start selling, you will never be able to grasp everything fully that running a used clothing shop entails. Of course, the most important thing you can do is to be prepared for it, just so you know you’re setting yourself up for success. You will have the tools you need in this book to start making good money by selling old clothes. You will learn: About crafting a plan for your business Finding who your customers will be Where to place your brick-and-mortar store, should you go that route Creating a solid marketing plan Budgeting and costs How to conduct market research Building your inventory and where to source products Upcycled hacks to increase the life of your products Advice for online marketplaces such as ThredUP, Poshmark, eBay, Depop, Facebook Marketplace, Tradesy, Vinted, Instagram, Craigslist, Mercari, LePrix, The Real Real, Grailed, VarageSale, Etsy, Shopify, and Amazon FBA How to set up a physical, brick and mortar store Branding and logo design Inventory management techniques Marketing strategies - direct and online How to set your prices Finally, how I grew my business - with advice about running a physical and online sales hybrid You will gain a much deeper understanding of how to start, run, and grow your own secondhand clothing business. Click “buy now"! You won't regret it! I wish I had this book when I first started my business. I also absolutely love the variety of marketplaces available since I started my business.

©2020 Parma Books (P)2021 Parma Books

Narrator: Beth Williams
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Home Healthcare Business Startup on a Budget

Summary

Home healthcare business startup on a budget... Do you have what it takes to start, run, and grow an in-home care business? When I was faced with the reality of caring for my mother when she became ill, while also caring for my elderly grandma, I realized that I needed more education (and help) for my situation. While I loved them both dearly, my love itself wasn’t enough to properly care for them. I decided to gain that education and eventually became a CNA. When my mother, and then grandmother, finally passed away, I continued in this field of providing at-home care. Caring for a family member at home while they are recovering, terminally ill, or in the final stages of life can be stressful. The burden can be eased when you’re able to bring in qualified help to assist you. Home healthcare encompasses a large range of skilled nursing and unskilled home care services that can be accomplished in a client’s home after an injury or illness. It can also apply to services that are for an older or disabled person who might require assistance with daily activities such as cooking, bathing, running errands, shopping, and more. Do you have a caring, compassionate heart? Do you want to start a business where you know you will be assisting people when they need it most? Do you want to be your own boss and run an agency of skilled professionals who you trust to do the hands-on work? In this book, I will outline the different levels of care that your agency might provide according to the need you see in your community. This could range from simple companion care services with light housekeeping and friendly faces, to more skilled nursing and palliative care. The fact is that you need not be personally professionally skilled to be an agency director. You can have a heart for starting the business, do the back-end work, and hire trained professionals to work for you. I’ll show you how! This book will discuss all aspects of starting an in-home care services company, with variations on skilled and unskilled service providers. I guide you through starting this business from scratch, step-by-step. Once we have the business established, I will talk you through how to grow and run your operation from marketing, advertising, and dealing with employees. Be sure to check out the table of contents to see exactly what my book will provide to you in terms of information. I would strongly encourage you to get your hands on any and everything you can read about starting a business like this before you take the leap. We will discuss topics such as: What home healthcare means If you’re cut out for this line of work What different levels of care encompass The different types of services your new agency might provide What a day in the life of an in-home care provider looks like 8 steps for building your business How to gain clients through advertising and partnerships How to craft a solid business plan What licensing you’ll have to obtain How to get paid How to hire staff and manage employees in your day-to-day operations All this and much much more is contained in this book. I also describe to you some true-to-life, real-world illustrations of what I’m teaching you in action with personal stories from those who have experiences with this field. I hope that reading about the concepts in action will give you a better understanding.

©2020 Parma Books (P)2021 Parma Books

Narrator: Beth Williams
Author: Cindy Grace
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible