Does anyone still believe in the myth that you can be a successful designer without a business head? Portland Sewing is offering a one-day seminar with lawyer Owen Schmidt, called "Contracting Basics for Apparel Designers." It takes place this Saturday from 2-5 pm, and there's a $48 fee. Here's the official class description:
Owen will help you understand the basic elements of a contract interpret such phrases as “satisfaction guaranteed,” “best efforts” and more. Understand what you are reading before you sign that contract with a manufacturer, sales rep or buyer. Know what questions to ask. Learn the key phrases common to most contracts and what they mean. Find out what should be in a contract to protect you. In this class, you will prepare your own contracts you can use when acquiring the services you need to run your apparel business.
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