September 18, 2014  
 
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Starting a Sewing School

If you are planning on opening a sewing school, start by learning as much as you can about the business.

Thinking about opening a sewing school? We tell you what you need to know to get started.
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How to Write an Effective Sewing School Business Plan

It's virtually impossible for your sewing school to succeed without an effective business plan.

Accuracy and an eye for detail count when writing a business plan. Fudging the numbers is the equivalent of sabotaging your sewing school's strategic interests.

Instead, commit to creating the most precise business plan possible. As a further guide, consider what the experts say about business plan writing.

Review Competitors

Before you open a sewing school in your area, it's a smart move to see how many competitors you have. We've provided the link below to help you find competitors in your city. After clicking on the link, type in your city, state and zip code to get a list of sewing schools near you.

If there's too much competition, it may be wise to consider starting the business in a less competitive marketplace.

Finding a Non-Competitive Business Mentor

As part of your due diligence on opening a sewing school, the next step is to speak with somebody who is already in the business. If you think owners of nearby sewing schools will give you advice, think again. What's in it for them?

However, a fellow entrepreneur who has started a sewing school outside of your community may be willing to share their entrepreneurial wisdom with you, given that you don't compete with them in their area. In fact, they are often very willing to share startup advice with you. In my experience, you may have to call ten business owners in order to find one who is willing to share his wisdom with you.

Where can you find a sewing school entrepreneur in another city who you can speak with?

It's not that hard. Just use the handy link below and enter in a random city/state or zipcode.

Tips for Buying a Sewing School

There are a lot of reasons why it may be preferable to acquire a sewing school instead of starting a new business venture.

An acquisition isn't necessarily a bed of roses. You'll need to thoroughly evaluate the factors involved with buying a business. Right away, you'll want to make sure the business is capable of meeting your ownership expectations.

Once you have determined that the sewing school is an appropriate match for your goals, you will need to skillfully negotiate on price and perform a thorough due diligence process before you finalize the deal.

Consider Buying a Franchise

The chances of surviving in business are higher when you franchise and leverage their successful brand and track record.

Prior to starting a sewing school, you ought to investigate whether buying a franchise could make it easy to get started.

The link below gives you access to our franchise directory so you can see if there's a franchise opportunity for you. You might even find something that points you in a completely different direction.

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