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Who is Kate Holmes and how does she know all this stuff?
The leading expert in the resale, consignment, and thrift store industry, Kate Holmes tells you how to open a resale shop or start a consignment shop and be your own boss. Charitable groups whose thrift shop is a successful fund raiser use Kate as a resource as well. She can tell you how to write a consignment contract, advertise and promote your shop, and most of all, make your shop profitable. Interested in opening a children's resale shop, a designer consignment shop, or a furniture shop? Kate's the professional expert when you want resale education and free articles as well as Products for the Professional Resaler. The only real-life consignment shop owner and complete operations manual author, Kate is committed to helping store owners and managers succeed.
Kate Holmes, author of Too Good to be Threw: The Complete Operations Manual for Resale & Consignment Shops, founded her consignment shop in Columbus Ohio, in 1975. Now, through Too Good to be Threw, Kate continues to market a wide variety of booklets, pamphlets, and store selling aids.
One More Time, Kate's shop, was an immediate and consistent success. Having grown up in the consignment business, Kate used her experience to start her shop with less than $1000. One More Time was profitable within six weeks of opening. From its first day's sales of $31.90, the shop grew from 750 square feet to 3200, adding 1,000 consignors each and every year. OMT now continues its growth with a Too Good to be Threw-trained owner.
The original edition of Too Good to be Threw: The Complete Operations Manual for Consignment Shops was an immediate success as a workbook and how-to guide to operating a resale shop. Continually revised and updated, Kate is proud to continue to offer the most complete resource in Too Good to be Threw, The Complete Operations Manual for Resale & Consignment Shops. TGtbT is the only operations manual written by a real-life resale shopkeeper!
Kate is always busy, writing and blogging, creating Products for the Professional Resaler, speaking to resale groups and serving as an industry consultant. In addition, she is proud of the success of the National Association of Resale & Thrift Shops. Kate is a past Education Chair, director, and fervent supporter of that Association. She was awarded their first-ever Educational Service Award in recognition of significant commitment to enhance and enrich industry education and the industry's highest honor, the Renee River Award, for outstanding service. Most recently she was honored with a lifetime membership. Kate writes a monthly column, Growing your Business with Kate, in the NARTS member newsletter.
Kate appears frequently in the media as an expert on resale, small business, and retail. She provides consultation for consignment, resale and thrift stores as well as managing the Family of Sites for Professional Resalers. She is also active in historic preservation efforts. Kate's free time is taken up with watercolor painting and fiction writing. She's the author of The Picker Who Perished/ A Too Good to be Threw Consignment Shop Mystery. Get an autographed copy for yourself or a best customer gift here!
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