Other party-plan products that do well are hand-made shoes of a variety of colours and styles. Simply hold shoe parties, and depending on your range you will make very good money indeed. Try to find a local shoemaker who is making their own range of shoes, and put forward the idea to them to design and supply a range of classic and fashionable ladies shoes to you for your kit. The shoemaker need only supply you with one shoe in each colour, size and style (rather than two), and some can be left foot shoes and some can be right. That way he won’t feel insecure giving you a kit. He knows you aren’t going to go out of the house wearing odd shoes! Then ask your friends to help you get started by holding a shoe party, and your business will take off in no time!
While we are on the topic of leather, you could sell handbags and belts if you prefer. Or, sell handbags, belts and matching shoes at your parties. This idea does really well.
Over the next few articles I will give you a few ideas for running your own Party Plan business. These ideas require you to set up your own range of products, which some people would prefer to do rather than sell a range decided upon by someone else. I also include a range of services that you can sell via Party Plan too.
You may like to import your own goods from overseas. Costume jewellery or lingerie will always sell, no matter how many other people are selling the same items in your area. Women love to spend money on themselves when it comes to this, so you will always be able to sell your stock if it’s lingerie you are selling. Just phone the wholesalers and take a day off to look around at the stock of the various suppliers in the areas where they have their shops and warehouses. Go direct rather than work for someone else’s company. Hire your own party-plan sales girls, and manage a small team of about seven or eight ladies, purchasing direct from the wholesaler the items that you love. It worked for me, and after my business subsided I kept the left-over pieces (wearing what fitted me), and I gave away the rest as gifts.
Here I write about quite a number of ideas that you could use to start your own business in the fashion industry. I mostly write about businesses in physical locations, not Internet based businesses. I will write about those later. If clothes and accessories are your thing, then these ideas might prove useful, or might lead to your own ideas sprouting from these. Continue reading →
Here are a few ideas for setting up a new business. Some of the businesses are suitable to be run as businesses where clients can visit to see the goods or use the services, and other businesses can be run from the internet. Read on….. Continue reading →
The main reason why people who are looking at starting their own business waste time is because they think that they have to wait until everything is just right before they commence. There is no ‘just right’ time to go into business. If you don’t have the resources to start, you could be doing your market research and analysing your competition in the meantime. You could also be educating yourself on the products that you would like to sell, or reading up on the skills needed to become a good salesperson. It is important that you begin with whatever resources you have at the time, or you face the risk of never getting started. There are many inexpensive ways to test-run your idea – you don’t have to outlay a lot of money to get an clue as to whether or not you are likely to succeed. Just put your idea to paper, work out a simply way of trialing your idea, and give it a go.
Getting started in business can be quite challenging if you don’t have help from people that have faced those same challenges before you. You are certainly most welcome to read everything that I have written here, or you may like to find your own business coach. Also, you will need the help of a knowledgeable accountant, and if you do not have strong money management skills you would be wise to hire the services of a qualified bookkeeper. You will also find that there will be people that can help you at your local Business Enterprise Centre, and there are often magazines for sale in the newsagents that have advertisers who specialise in offering help to people getting started and operating small businesses. Continue reading →
What does one do to take their first steps in business? Firstly, decide where your interests lie. You cannot make a success of a business if you do not have an interest in the product, knowledge or service that you are about to promote. It is best if you can find something that you absolutely love, as this will become evident to your customers, students or clients when doing business with them. In the past, one of my occupations was to teach adults how to start their own business. I loved to teach my knowledge of business, and because of that I put my heart and soul into my teaching. My students got a lot out of my workshops, because the love of what I was doing came across in the energy that I put into my work. My students were lifted by my knowledge, understanding and energy, and they often went away from the workshop telling me how much they enjoyed it and how much they got out of it. This is what you should aim for when you find the business you want to be involved in. Continue reading →
What kind of business will you start? This question has baffled many people, and often because they don’t know what kind of business they would be happy in they don’t even get going. It all becomes too much to make that final decision as to which way to go. However, if you have read my article titled “Have You Got What It Takes?” have done the exercises contained in that article and have begun to understand your strengths and weaknesses (or already are aware), you will be able to start eliminating ideas that will simply never work for you. Remember, your personality plays a big part in the success of your business. You would be wise to take that into account when considering any proposed venture put in front of you. Continue reading →