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joyce pacer
Are your classes and workshops working?
Are your classes and workshops working or are you finding each month that your attendance is decreasing?  This is a good time of the year to look seriously at your classes and decide what is working and what is not since we have a new catalog coming out in June.
You need three types of classes in your business.
1.  Inexpensive Classes that you have no more than $5 a person in supplies.  These are classes that you
        can afford to give away.
2.  Mid-range classes $20-$50 classes
3.  Experienced and serious stamper events which range $50 and up
Whatever you offer you need to be consistent.   Decide on what type class you are going to use and then offer it each month on the same time, such as first Monday, etc.  Let your customers know what to expect.
Inexpensive classes:  You can give these away to attract new customers.  Invite everyone though.  If they are not new, charge a $15 fee or free with a minimum order.
        Classes making three of four cards.
        Technique class: one new technique, a technique card and make two cards.
        Punch art class using scraps.
Mid-range Classes
        Product base:  pre-buy stamp sets and other product + $10.  These can be used as Classes on the
        go for those that cannot attend.
        Set of the Month:  Choose one set and they pre-buy.  Add $10 to class fee and use the set
        in several ways as well as cards.
        Card of the month class:  birthday, get well, thinking of you, etc.  This can even be one month
        masculine and the next for females.  Stretched into six months.  Add children into the game and
        it could be nine months .  Use the wood mount boxes and make holders for each.
        Tool class:  Ways to use a tools
        Stamp a Stack
        Order placed class:  place an order and get your class free.
More Expensive classes.  These do not need to be offered monthly, can do one a quarter
        All day workshops such as a retreat, Super Stamper, four classes in a day, Bingo class which
        would last several hours.  Play four or five games of bingo for SU prizes.  Stop and do two or
        three make and takes, then play bingo again, one or two rounds and a cover all for a larger prize.

Mega Parties:  have multiple hostess that agree to have a workshop together and split the hostess credits.  This saves money and time.  Often people do not know more than a few people.  Get several and have them go together and have one party, each inviting a few.
These save you time and expense.  Creates a big momentum; builds a community of stampers; positions you as a leader in the community.  These can be very profitable.  You may want to rent a place to hold this if you have more than two or three hostesses.  The hostess order supplies together and split it.  These can be lots of fun.  
This can be done for your down-line.  Each should invite four to six hostesses.
One person does the demo while the other consultants help the guest.  These do take planning.

If you are short of time, you can always do two classes in one day.  One in the morning and another in the afternoon.

We did discuss crunching your numbers to make certain that you are not giving your classes away when you are setting a class fee.  It is important not to forget paying yourself for your time you spend in preparing.

It was suggested that with the new catty coming out next month that they would like to discuss getting off with a good start and preparing for June and July.
       

Joyce Pacer
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On Fri, May 9, 2014 10:25 am, SUDSOL [joyce pacer] via Business Talk wrote:
> These are great ideas!  Thanks so much for sharing the information.

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> Are your classes and workshops working?
> Are your classes and workshops working or are you finding each month that
> your attendance is decreasing?  This is a good time of the year to look
> seriously at your classes and decide what is working and what is not
> since we have a new catalog coming out in June. You need three types of
> classes in your business. 1.  Inexpensive Classes that you have no more
> than $5 a person in supplies. These are classes that you
> can afford to give away. 2.  Mid-range classes $20-$50 classes
> 3.  Experienced and serious stamper events which range $50 and up
> Whatever you offer you need to be consistent.   Decide on what type class
> you are going to use and then offer it each month on the same time, such
> as first Monday, etc.  Let your customers know what to expect. Inexpensive
> classes:  You can give these away to attract new customers.
> Invite everyone though.  If they are not new, charge a $15 fee or free
> with a minimum order. Classes making three of four cards.
> Technique class: one new technique, a technique card and make two cards.
> Punch art class using scraps.
> Mid-range Classes
> Product base:  pre-buy stamp sets and other product + $10.  These can be
> used as Classes on the go for those that cannot attend. Set of the Month:
> Choose one set and they pre-buy.  Add $10 to class fee
> and use the set in several ways as well as cards. Card of the month class:
> birthday, get well, thinking of you, etc.  This can even be one month
> masculine and the next for females.  Stretched into six months.  Add
> children into the game and it could be nine months .  Use the wood mount
> boxes and make holders for each. Tool class:  Ways to use a tools
> Stamp a Stack
> Order placed class:  place an order and get your class free.
> More Expensive classes.  These do not need to be offered monthly, can do
> one a quarter All day workshops such as a retreat, Super Stamper, four
> classes in a day, Bingo class which
> would last several hours.  Play four or five games of bingo for SU prizes.
>  Stop and do two or
> three make and takes, then play bingo again, one or two rounds and a cover
>  all for a larger prize.
>
> Mega Parties:  have multiple hostess that agree to have a workshop
> together and split the hostess credits.  This saves money and time.  Often
> people do not know more than a few people.  Get several and have them go
> together and have one party, each inviting a few. These save you time and
> expense.  Creates a big momentum; builds a community of stampers;
> positions you as a leader in the community.  These can be very profitable.
> You may want to rent a place to hold this if you have more than
> two or three hostesses.  The hostess order supplies together and split it.
>  These can be lots of fun.
> This can be done for your down-line.  Each should invite four to six
> hostesses. One person does the demo while the other consultants help the
> guest.  These do take planning.
>
> If you are short of time, you can always do two classes in one day.  One
> in the morning and another in the afternoon.
>
> We did discuss crunching your numbers to make certain that you are not
> giving your classes away when you are setting a class fee.  It is
> important not to forget paying yourself for your time you spend in
> preparing.
>
> It was suggested that with the new catty coming out next month that they
> would like to discuss getting off with a good start and preparing for June
>  and July.
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Kim Douds
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Joyce,
This post was very helpful.  Thank you!!  I made a copy so I can refer back to it.
~Kim


joyce pacer wrote
Are your classes and workshops working?
Are your classes and workshops working or are you finding each month that your attendance is decreasing?  This is a good time of the year to look seriously at your classes and decide what is working and what is not since we have a new catalog coming out in June.
You need three types of classes in your business.
1.  Inexpensive Classes that you have no more than $5 a person in supplies.  These are classes that you
        can afford to give away.
2.  Mid-range classes $20-$50 classes
3.  Experienced and serious stamper events which range $50 and up
Whatever you offer you need to be consistent.   Decide on what type class you are going to use and then offer it each month on the same time, such as first Monday, etc.  Let your customers know what to expect.
Inexpensive classes:  You can give these away to attract new customers.  Invite everyone though.  If they are not new, charge a $15 fee or free with a minimum order.
        Classes making three of four cards.
        Technique class: one new technique, a technique card and make two cards.
        Punch art class using scraps.
Mid-range Classes
        Product base:  pre-buy stamp sets and other product + $10.  These can be used as Classes on the
        go for those that cannot attend.
        Set of the Month:  Choose one set and they pre-buy.  Add $10 to class fee and use the set
        in several ways as well as cards.
        Card of the month class:  birthday, get well, thinking of you, etc.  This can even be one month
        masculine and the next for females.  Stretched into six months.  Add children into the game and
        it could be nine months .  Use the wood mount boxes and make holders for each.
        Tool class:  Ways to use a tools
        Stamp a Stack
        Order placed class:  place an order and get your class free.
More Expensive classes.  These do not need to be offered monthly, can do one a quarter
        All day workshops such as a retreat, Super Stamper, four classes in a day, Bingo class which
        would last several hours.  Play four or five games of bingo for SU prizes.  Stop and do two or
        three make and takes, then play bingo again, one or two rounds and a cover all for a larger prize.

Mega Parties:  have multiple hostess that agree to have a workshop together and split the hostess credits.  This saves money and time.  Often people do not know more than a few people.  Get several and have them go together and have one party, each inviting a few.
These save you time and expense.  Creates a big momentum; builds a community of stampers; positions you as a leader in the community.  These can be very profitable.  You may want to rent a place to hold this if you have more than two or three hostesses.  The hostess order supplies together and split it.  These can be lots of fun.  
This can be done for your down-line.  Each should invite four to six hostesses.
One person does the demo while the other consultants help the guest.  These do take planning.

If you are short of time, you can always do two classes in one day.  One in the morning and another in the afternoon.

We did discuss crunching your numbers to make certain that you are not giving your classes away when you are setting a class fee.  It is important not to forget paying yourself for your time you spend in preparing.

It was suggested that with the new catty coming out next month that they would like to discuss getting off with a good start and preparing for June and July.
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joyce pacer

Kim, I hope the business chats are helpful to everyone.  Joyce


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Joyce,
This post was very helpful.  Thank you!!  I made a copy so I can refer back to it.
~Kim


joyce pacer wrote
Are your classes and workshops working?
Are your classes and workshops working or are you finding each month that your attendance is decreasing?  This is a good time of the year to look seriously at your classes and decide what is working and what is not since we have a new catalog coming out in June.
You need three types of classes in your business.
1.  Inexpensive Classes that you have no more than $5 a person in supplies.  These are classes that you
        can afford to give away.
2.  Mid-range classes $20-$50 classes
3.  Experienced and serious stamper events which range $50 and up
Whatever you offer you need to be consistent.   Decide on what type class you are going to use and then offer it each month on the same time, such as first Monday, etc.  Let your customers know what to expect.
Inexpensive classes:  You can give these away to attract new customers.  Invite everyone though.  If they are not new, charge a $15 fee or free with a minimum order.
        Classes making three of four cards.
        Technique class: one new technique, a technique card and make two cards.
        Punch art class using scraps.
Mid-range Classes
        Product base:  pre-buy stamp sets and other product + $10.  These can be used as Classes on the
        go for those that cannot attend.
        Set of the Month:  Choose one set and they pre-buy.  Add $10 to class fee and use the set
        in several ways as well as cards.
        Card of the month class:  birthday, get well, thinking of you, etc.  This can even be one month
        masculine and the next for females.  Stretched into six months.  Add children into the game and
        it could be nine months .  Use the wood mount boxes and make holders for each.
        Tool class:  Ways to use a tools
        Stamp a Stack
        Order placed class:  place an order and get your class free.
More Expensive classes.  These do not need to be offered monthly, can do one a quarter
        All day workshops such as a retreat, Super Stamper, four classes in a day, Bingo class which
        would last several hours.  Play four or five games of bingo for SU prizes.  Stop and do two or
        three make and takes, then play bingo again, one or two rounds and a cover all for a larger prize.

Mega Parties:  have multiple hostess that agree to have a workshop together and split the hostess credits.  This saves money and time.  Often people do not know more than a few people.  Get several and have them go together and have one party, each inviting a few.
These save you time and expense.  Creates a big momentum; builds a community of stampers; positions you as a leader in the community.  These can be very profitable.  You may want to rent a place to hold this if you have more than two or three hostesses.  The hostess order supplies together and split it.  These can be lots of fun.  
This can be done for your down-line.  Each should invite four to six hostesses.
One person does the demo while the other consultants help the guest.  These do take planning.

If you are short of time, you can always do two classes in one day.  One in the morning and another in the afternoon.

We did discuss crunching your numbers to make certain that you are not giving your classes away when you are setting a class fee.  It is important not to forget paying yourself for your time you spend in preparing.

It was suggested that with the new catty coming out next month that they would like to discuss getting off with a good start and preparing for June and July.


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Robin Boyer

Thanks so much for this info very helpful 

Rubber Hugs,
Robin S. Boyer 

Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator with Stampin' Up!
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On May 11, 2014, at 9:00 AM, "SUDSOL [joyce pacer] via Business Talk" <ml-node+s1100894n9410h7@n5.nabble.com> wrote:

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Kim, I hope the business chats are helpful to everyone.  Joyce


From: "SUDSOL [Kim Douds] via Business Talk" <ml-node+s1100894n9406h0@.nabble>
To: joycepacer@
Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:12:39 AM
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kimdglass@yahoo.com?subject=Re: Are Your Classes and workshops working? Bus. Chat 5/7/14
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Joyce,
This post was very helpful.  Thank you!!  I made a copy so I can refer back to it.
~Kim


joyce pacer wrote
Are your classes and workshops working?
Are your classes and workshops working or are you finding each month that your attendance is decreasing?  This is a good time of the year to look seriously at your classes and decide what is working and what is not since we have a new catalog coming out in June.
You need three types of classes in your business.
1.  Inexpensive Classes that you have no more than $5 a person in supplies.  These are classes that you
        can afford to give away.
2.  Mid-range classes $20-$50 classes
3.  Experienced and serious stamper events which range $50 and up
Whatever you offer you need to be consistent.   Decide on what type class you are going to use and then offer it each month on the same time, such as first Monday, etc.  Let your customers know what to expect.
Inexpensive classes:  You can give these away to attract new customers.  Invite everyone though.  If they are not new, charge a $15 fee or free with a minimum order.
        Classes making three of four cards.
        Technique class: one new technique, a technique card and make two cards.
        Punch art class using scraps.
Mid-range Classes
        Product base:  pre-buy stamp sets and other product + $10.  These can be used as Classes on the
        go for those that cannot attend.
        Set of the Month:  Choose one set and they pre-buy.  Add $10 to class fee and use the set
        in several ways as well as cards.
        Card of the month class:  birthday, get well, thinking of you, etc.  This can even be one month
        masculine and the next for females.  Stretched into six months.  Add children into the game and
        it could be nine months .  Use the wood mount boxes and make holders for each.
        Tool class:  Ways to use a tools
        Stamp a Stack
        Order placed class:  place an order and get your class free.
More Expensive classes.  These do not need to be offered monthly, can do one a quarter
        All day workshops such as a retreat, Super Stamper, four classes in a day, Bingo class which
        would last several hours.  Play four or five games of bingo for SU prizes.  Stop and do two or
        three make and takes, then play bingo again, one or two rounds and a cover all for a larger prize.

Mega Parties:  have multiple hostess that agree to have a workshop together and split the hostess credits.  This saves money and time.  Often people do not know more than a few people.  Get several and have them go together and have one party, each inviting a few.
These save you time and expense.  Creates a big momentum; builds a community of stampers; positions you as a leader in the community.  These can be very profitable.  You may want to rent a place to hold this if you have more than two or three hostesses.  The hostess order supplies together and split it.  These can be lots of fun.  
This can be done for your down-line.  Each should invite four to six hostesses.
One person does the demo while the other consultants help the guest.  These do take planning.

If you are short of time, you can always do two classes in one day.  One in the morning and another in the afternoon.

We did discuss crunching your numbers to make certain that you are not giving your classes away when you are setting a class fee.  It is important not to forget paying yourself for your time you spend in preparing.

It was suggested that with the new catty coming out next month that they would like to discuss getting off with a good start and preparing for June and July.


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