It’s about that time: school is starting, it’s getting dark earlier, it’s a little cool in the morning. Fall and winter are right around the corner. Vacations have come to an end, snowbirds are on the move, and the holidays are fast approaching.
It doesn’t matter which kind of needlework you do – cross stitch, needlepoint, or yarn – you know it is going to start getting busier. Those darn holidays (you know the ones – they come around at the same time every year) just seem to sneak up on us. There are deadlines for finishing and gosh, we just should have started earlier! The customer that only knits an hour or two a week wants to know how long that sweater is going to take.
It’s exciting to be a shop owner; our new fall classes are starting and the possibilities are endless. Busy moms are back in the shops looking for something to do now that the kids are back in school. New fall stock is arriving and new models must be made up. Are you ready for the fall and winter season? Have you made plans to learn something new yourself?
Have you checked out the upcoming webinars available to TNNA members? It looks like the next two classes in September and November are geared directly to shop owners and should help with pricing and social media! We can never have too much help with either of those items. I know we are all busy, but these classes were designed with the busy shop owner in mind and even if you can’t “attend” the class the day it is presented, if you pay for the class you can go back and watch it whenever you have some free time.
These are a great deal and exactly what the shop owners have been asking for. We hope you will take advantage of these opportunities and let us know what other topics you would like to see in the future!
Learn more about the upcoming webinars here:
Pricing Strategies & Goals in Retail, September 15
Manage your Social Media, November 2