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From: JBsewing
Date: 07-11-2003, 10:37 AM (1 of 2)
Hi. I opened my business last year out of my home while I took a little time off from teaching. I did several craft shows selling baby blankets, nap mats, picnic blankets and T-Shirt quilts. It was a great way to advertise and get my name out. But come January I decided to go back to teaching middle school and keep my business running. It was very challenging. I didn't do so well on my business end.
Now that I will be going back to school soon in August, and will be doing at least 3 craft shows, I need suggestions as to how to balance my full-time job with my home business. I can't quit teaching, yet because my business isn't pulling in enough to support our financial situation.
So any suggestions to help me stay on top of things along with teaching full time that would be great. I just want to get prepared!
User: JBsewing
Member since: 07-11-2003
Total posts: 3
From: MaryW
Date: 07-11-2003, 11:10 AM (2 of 2)
Hi JB, welcome to Sew Whats New. :bluesmile

You are quite correct to try and prepare yourself for the upcoming season.

Schedule your time to include family and home first around your full-time teaching career. I know that sounds like you will have nothing left for your sewing business but organization is everything. It can work!

Come on girls, what are your tips for JB. She needs to have a business plan. Any suggestions?
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
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