Kitty Stein enjoys a stellar reputation in the window coverings and soft furnishings industry as a professional workroom expert, consultant, columnist, seminar speaker and author. Kitty's web site and consulting services were a valuable resource for serious workroom professionals for many years.
Kitty Stein's book, Price Your Work With Confidence is the only resource of its kind in the industry. It is a must have for every workroom and designer - new or veteran. I highly recommend it for its clear consise message and the firm push towards taking a professional view of your business and pricing. Ann K. Johnson
Read what others have to say about Price Your Work With Confidence:
"Peppered with poignant quotations throughout, Stein's book will start the reader thinking, working, planning and changing. Any workroom owner not satisfied with how much money she is making should rea this book, regardless of how knowledgeable or how long in business." Howard Shingle, Editor, Draperies & Window Coverings Magazine
"I really enjoyed reading Price Your Work With Confidence. It will be valuable to those who are considering taking the leap from sewing at home to entering the business world and those who have recently taken the plunge. It is full of advice that will help develop business professionals and increase the chances of profitability and success for those who heed your advice. I particularly agree with your constant urging to raise prices to meet the market. Bravo! You are leading people down the right path. Keep up the good work!" Jo Ann Brezette, national speaker in the window coverings industry
"In concise, easy-to-understand language (even for someone who never went to business school or took a management class), Kitty provides practical, down-to-earth advice. In fact, Kitty's writing style is so friendly and personal that it's actually fun to read information that otherwise might be considered dry." Kay L. Pegram, author of Marketing & Promotion from A to Z for Window Fashions Retailers and Interior Designers, writer and speaker on marketing for the home fashions industry.
"A wonderful educational tool which we have needed in our industry, specific to our industry, by a person who knows and understands the business of window fashions from its many aspects. Thank you for seeing this need and using your talents to put it together!" Donna Rolsma, owner of Sew Much More and past president of WCAA.
"The easy-to-understand format will help anyone facing the challenges of pricing their work. This book will raise the level of self-esteem for the seamstress." LaVelle Pinder, owner of LaVelle Pinder Decorating, national speaker in the window coverings industry.
"Price Your Work With Confidence is truly a gift to window covering professionals! This comprehensive guide speaks in plain language, covering all the "nooks and crannies" that make profit a natural outcome. No doubt those who implement the concepts, methods and procedures (not to mention her awesome forms) will shave years of struggle from their business development! A must-read for the serious and profit-minded in our industry!" Sally Tucker, Visionary Concepts, designer of Mastervisions, industry speaker.
"Are financial records important in planning your business? I think you answer will be YES after reading this book!" Jerry Kerr, CPA
"Kitty Stein's book on pricing is a Godsend to the window fashions industry. Whether you are new to the professionl or have years of experience, you will find something to learn in theis concise and frequently entertaining book. My twenty years in Interior Design have taught me that most designers and workrooms don't go out of business due to lack of talent or ability. It is their pitiful lack of business, marketing , and sales skills that do them in. This book could be the answer for many who have raised prayers to the heavens for so many years." Susan Dudics-Dean, Interior Designer and national speaker on Interior Design.
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