From Library Journal
Sykes has created a guide that enables the home sewer to combine management skills and creative talents into a home-based sewing business. The assumption here is that one already is proficient at sewing. The author offers a broad range of suggestions, tips, and guidelines, ranging from evaluating personal assets and skills and setting up a sewing office to developing and managing a business plan and overcoming emotional roadblocks. Chapters detail client interaction, time management, record keeping, and advertising. Sewers will find invaluable the specialized sample forms, including consultation/work and consignment agreements, pattern adjustment checklists, project worksheets, and price lists based on time and motion studies. This is a useful handbook for developing a custom sewing service.
- Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., N.J.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Barbara is no stranger to success. She hosted a popular radio talk show and is the author of Overcoming Doubt, Fear and Procrastination, Pricing Without Fear and numerous books, audio's, forms and software. Barbara has been a frequent guest on television and radio, making 125 radio appearances in one year including: KTLA, BET, WGN, ABC, CBS, Crook and Chase and Home and Family. Barbara has been recognized and praised by leading newspapers and magazines such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Income Opportunity, and Health Magazine. She received the prestigious "International Woman of the Year" award for her contribution in the fields of business and psychology, ranking Barbara Wright Sykes in the company of such notables as former President Reagan's daughter Maureen Regan, noted attorney Gloria Alred, journalist Linda Ellerbee, actress Mariette Hartley, news anchor Kelly Lang, and Renee Taylor of The Nanny TV show.
As a business consultant for professionals desiring to start, achieve and maintain success, Barbara founded the firm Barbara Wright & Associates in 1979, she has consulted with: California State University, Midwestern State University, Union Bank, Dept. Of Agriculture and Vogue Magazine, among others. While commissioned by the fashion industries noted designers, tailors and sewing professionals to assist them with pricing, market analysis and business expansion, Barbara penned her first business text book, entitled The "Business" Of Sewing.
In demand as a business consultant, KTLA's popular morning show "Making It" featured Barbara Wright Sykes as one of Southern California's leading business consultant, speaker and author. Barbara has been a featured writer for many magazines and newspapers such as Inland Business Journal, Computer Update, Threads and Vogue Magazine.