Get it Made, Get it Sold: The Basics of Sourcing & Sales for Entrepreneurs

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Get it Made, Get it Sold: The Basics of Sourcing & Sales for Entrepreneurs

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In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog h...
In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog has grown from 15 to more than 250 online courses that cover creative arts, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, lifestyle and technology. The School of MakeOurMark, with courses in photography, illustration and tattooing, was launched in October 2013, and the School of Design went live the following month. Among the instructors who have taught courses are Seth Godin, founder of online marketing firm Yoyodyne, who teaches a class on entrepreneurship; DJ Young Guru, who leads a course on mixing and recording; and actor, writer and director James Franco, whose course focuses on screenwriting for short films. You can begin a Skillshare collaboration by taking an introductory course in a particular area to learn, for example, the fundamentals of Photoshop and expand your knowledge with a five-part, in-depth Photoshop series.

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Course Description

Pricing? Vendors? Timelines? Learn how to get products made, sold, and successfully delivered with this essential class for creative entrepreneurs!

From Jeff Staple:

OK, you have a great idea for a brand. That’s nice. But in order to turn that dream into a reality, you’re going to need to embark on two major journeys: SOURCING and SALES. If you can’t make the thing (and make it with quality for a reasonable price), you can’t sell the thing. 

I’ve seen hundreds of great ideas that never get off the ground and never become a reality. Why? Because the founder couldn’t figure out a way to get it made and/or get it sold. In fact, as you’ll see in my class—sales and sourcing go very much hand in hand.

I founded my clothing line, Staple, back in 1997. Over the past 17 years I have manufactured Staple in every possible way, shape and form. I’ve also tried every possible method to sell the brand so I’m inn...

Pricing? Vendors? Timelines? Learn how to get products made, sold, and successfully delivered with this essential class for creative entrepreneurs!

From Jeff Staple:

OK, you have a great idea for a brand. That’s nice. But in order to turn that dream into a reality, you’re going to need to embark on two major journeys: SOURCING and SALES. If you can’t make the thing (and make it with quality for a reasonable price), you can’t sell the thing. 

I’ve seen hundreds of great ideas that never get off the ground and never become a reality. Why? Because the founder couldn’t figure out a way to get it made and/or get it sold. In fact, as you’ll see in my class—sales and sourcing go very much hand in hand.

I founded my clothing line, Staple, back in 1997. Over the past 17 years I have manufactured Staple in every possible way, shape and form. I’ve also tried every possible method to sell the brand so I’m innately familiar with the pros and cons of each. With all this experience (and an immense amount of mistakes and failures along the way) I hope the lessons I share with you cut down the amount of time it takes for you to figure out sales and sourcing for your own endeavors.

What You'll Learn

In this class I will take you through the ins and outs of sales and sourcing, two essential pillars of any product based business. I will go over standard practices in the industry as well as the necessary materials you need to get going. We'll cover:

  • Introduction to Sales. How the industry operates and the different ways to sell your brand.
  • Building Sales Collateral. How to develop the materials you need in order to price and place your collection.
  • Introduction to Sourcing. How to communicate with your vendors in order to cost and sample your line effectively. 
  • The Relationship Between Sales and Sourcing. The sourcing and sales determine the timeline and costing of your production, but what happens after you deliver? 

What You'll Make

In this class you will put together the sales and sourcing collateral necessary to sell and produce your collection. This will include a line sheet, a costing sheet, and a production + sales calendar. For "extra credit" you can create a look book and promotional material.

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Trae D

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4 years, 11 months ago
Great course and learned a ton. Unlike other instructors, Jeff's conversational approach to explaining everything made the course actually enjoyable. And any questions that I might have had afterwards were easily google-able. Highly recommend this to anyone interested in starting a product- based business. Would definitely take another one of his courses.
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Yen Nguyen

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4 years, 11 months ago
Great class! I have it on replay!
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Nathan Strawn

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4 years, 11 months ago
Definitely a big help. A lot of the things that new brands typically learn the hard way can now be learned the easy way. Thanks for sharing Jeff, its all very much appreciated.
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Rob Suguitan

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4 years, 11 months ago
A wealth of great knowledge!
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Tanja Ricthter

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4 years, 11 months ago
Great class. EXTREMELY informative.
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Monica Chermenschi

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4 years, 11 months ago
Fantastic experience - I am just starting out in fashion and Jeff's advice was and is extremely helpful. Thanks a lot!
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Kevyn Vargas

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4 years, 11 months ago
Loved this class. Jeff was a great teacher. I wish he had more classes.
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Mathew Kieser

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4 years, 11 months ago
Another damn fine class and great collaboration between the Skillshare and Staple team. Stoked to be a part of it..
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Annie Markantonatou

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4 years, 11 months ago
Great course! It helped me in so many ways
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Sami Malki

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4 years, 11 months ago
Great Class by a great inspiring teacher.
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DeShawn Spencer

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4 years, 11 months ago
I liked how Jeff put so much emphasis on the importance of relationships.
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Nicole Steinmetz

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4 years, 11 months ago
Watch this video again & again!
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Chris Neu

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4 years, 11 months ago
LIKE THE FIRST LESSON. Amazing. Speechless. Waiting on the 3rd to take!!!!!!
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Tiayrra Bradley

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4 years, 11 months ago
Such an awesome and informative class. Everything that we have been researching and asking around about in the last few years was brought all together in the class lectures. Thank you Jeff for reaching back and helping others!
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Manuel Renteria

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4 years, 11 months ago
This was a GREAT class! Learned a lot of great tips that I never thought of before when starting my brand!
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Marcus Morgan

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4 years, 11 months ago
This class was extremely informative. Being very new to the fashion world with a brand in its infancy Jeff's insight and wisdom will lessen the amount of mistakes we have to make as we learn and grow as a company.
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Jose Ruiz

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4 years, 11 months ago
I will pay to take this class again! Great insight. Jeff is a very knowledgeable and covers great key points that are vital to starting a successful brand.
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Shagi Defoe

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4 years, 11 months ago
Informative & Mind Blasting - Give thanks to Mr Reed for bestowing the skills of teaching to Jeff because the clarity and attentiveness to detail he gave made me see all the detailed intricacies of Sales & Sourcing and overall brand building. I truly wanted more. Q: the shoulder stitch on Jeff's Hoodie it looked different , if yes what style is that?
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Spencer Davies

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4 years, 11 months ago
Great follow up to the first chapter. I wasn't sure at first if that was it as there were so many unanswered questions in my mind. However, the majority of my queries have now been explained brilliantly in these new vids! Look forward to the marketing chapter, which is up next. Thanks, Jeff!
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Miles Friedman

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4 years, 11 months ago
Jeff provides great insight into the inter workings of the apparel business with his latest Skillshare class. If you're interested in what goes into producing and selling a product, this class is for you.
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Ismael Guzman

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4 years, 11 months ago
Great class. Very interesting.
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Anthony H.

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4 years, 11 months ago
Absolutely on point!! At first I had doubts but I know now that I am going the right direction. Thanks Jeff!
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Benjamin Schwartz

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4 years, 11 months ago
Jeff Staple has really outdone himself with this one. When it comes to a free of judgement, tell it like it is, honest and open dropping of knowledge, Jeff is THE person to make that dream a reality. Classes like this are really ushering in a new generation of designers and business people, and we can thank Mr. Staple for any and all future successes. Our brands will survive as a direct result of the knowledge he has provided.
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Barely Graduated

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4 years, 11 months ago
Great information but I think some sample pdf's of the different examples he showed ( tech pack, costing sheet, etc.) would of been extra helpful. I also think with the sourcing that he could of gave us a better starting point other than Alibaba.
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Freddie Cabrera

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4 years, 11 months ago
I had a pretty good idea of what sales and sourcing was about, but this class gave me the answers to all my unanswered questions. Jeff presented the class really well and made it simple to understand. I really appreciate that he is taking his time to do this and I can't wait to submit my project.
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ALLEN PETTENGER

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4 years, 11 months ago
Class is great. Good insight that you can't learn in school about running a successful brand.
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Brian Porter

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4 years, 11 months ago
Been doing this for a while and Jeff Staple still took me to school on a few things. Completely worth the money.
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Tist One

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4 years, 11 months ago
wow! if you don't take this class,,,you are going to lose a lot of money and time!
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Marcos Aguilar

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4 years, 11 months ago
I personally love the class, it really helped me. I learned so much within the first lesson. Im writing down notes on how I could do certain things with my brand that I didn't know before, I highly recommend this class!
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Vincent W.

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4 years, 11 months ago
Great class.
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