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« on: October 06, 2007 10:23:48 PM »

Hi everyone out there!

I'm thinking of starting a business selling clothing items such as one of a kind t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts. I have no idea whether its a feesible idea or not. I'm not really sure if people will pay good money for my clothes.

The idea is all well and good but I just don't know where to start.

Please let me know what you think and any advice would be much appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007 05:04:40 AM »

A business plan is usually where you start. You have to figure out #1) what/who is your market, and how will you market to them, #2) what your pricing structure will look like based on costs and potential profits, #3) your budget for materials, plus marketing and advertising, #4) how and where will you sell, online, storefront, retail consignment?

If you plan to have a website of some sort, there are options like Etsy or you can get your own website going. Still, you have to get people to find your shop no matter what or where it is. There's a bunch of info in this forum, just do a search for "advertising" and "marketing". And "business plan" while you're at it.

As far as just the basics of doing business goes, you should contact your state dept of revenue to see if you have to charge sales taxes, and of course you'll have to register your business name with one of your state depts as well.

« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007 04:08:02 PM »

Thanks for that CraftyChef your advice has been really helpful. I'll be working on a business plan asap.
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