Class Description

Class Information - FRI 1 - R1 - Retailing 101

Needlepoint Retailing 101

Resource Class Number: FRI 1 - R1

Teacher: Susan Burris

Class Time & Date: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Friday

Limit: Open Seating


Destination Dallas' longest running class! If you are a store owner with five or fewer years experience, then join moderator Susan Burris as you discuss the ins and outs of running your new needlepoint shop. While the itinerary covers topics like display, merchandising, sales, special events, teachers, trunk shows, employee issues, fibers and accessory must-haves, the round-table discussion aspect of the class keeps the topics fluid and on-point with information vital to your store's success. Also included is discussion on how to optimize your Destination Dallas market experience, including shopping, classes, networking and trade show time management.

Teacher Biography

Susan Burris has been in the needlepoint industry for many years. She was a former needlework shop manager so she has experience with retail, teaching, writing stitch guides, and trunk shows. Her knowledge of the needlepoint world covers the whole gambit, and as a result she has developed a very informative packet on setting up needlework shops, and has consulted with several new needlework shops, helping to make their entrance into retail business easier.

Today, Susan creates models and stitch guides for Painted Pony Designs, as well assisting PPD at trade shows.