Why Salone Franchising Milano

Benefits from franchising

All people, which are involved in the business, understand the benefits of the franchising and why it is used by many businesses. Business owners use franchising to promote their companies and to spread it over the country, some of them even use it to make the activities better. Furthermore, there are companies, which are really rely on the franchising business model making it the main way of profits gaining. It means that the franchising can be basis of the business. It means that the franchisor can have a little basis company, having numerous franchises, which are occupied by devoted franchisees. Even with great compensation, even experienced managers will not care about the business like the franchisees. Therefore, this business model got so much popularity among the businesses.

Uniting franchisees and franchisors

Salone Franchising Milano is the company that is united people, which are involved in the franchising opportunities in some regards and it provides many information sources regarding the franchising and other issues, related to this business model.

Making people connected

Being the popular site and company it often invites people from various countries and branches to visit the various expos created to show the modern franchising opportunities to share the experience that is so important for people, engaged in franchising. Furthermore the site contains main companies, which can provide truly reliable franchising offers, which can help to acquire good revenue. Franchisees often visit such expos to know about new companies and to consider them as new partners, with which their businesses will be connected.

Franchising schools

Mainly, this business model is really good for many kinds of business owners, even for the unexperienced ones, however, to make them succeed, Salone Franchising Milano even carry out special franchising schools, which contain enough information to understand main concepts of franchising and to know the main shortcomings to avoid them and survive, having the business branch. Such courses can help people to understand why franchising in some regards is better than the usual own business creation. Furthermore, it provides additional training even for people, which are already engaged in franchising.

Salone Franchising Milano peculiarities

Speaking of the peculiarities of the Salone Franchising Milano, it is mainly designed to provide really good place for people to discuss the franchising, to share experience and to just communicate, but the site is designed to provide maximum information regarding the franchising. However the main branch or even direction that is popular in Salone Franchising Milano is retailing offers and this site shows a lot of such opportunities, which are designed for selling something or for delivering some kind of products.

Franchising community with Salone Franchising Milano

Therefore, all people, which are connected with franchising or even just to want to know about this nice opportunity can just read about it on the Salone Franchising Milano site and get more info regarding it. Furthermore, they can even find contact details, which will help them to sign it to the special franchising school that introduces main concepts of franchising and its functioning issues.

New stage of business

Business owners can consider franchising as rapid development of business and spreading across the country, however this activity requires special skills and has some dangerous pitfalls. Starting to work as franchisor should be started from the submitting of the franchising offer on the sites or other boards. And submitting the offer on Kikiamo would be great idea, as it constantly visited and franchisee will be found very easily due to this resource. Good franchisor should know some peculiar things to succeed.

Clear vision

Being business owner, should have peculiar concept or idea of development. Working as an company one can create one’s own plan and lead the development accordingly, but franchisee should know one’s plan to lead it. And it requires creation of the clear plan. And businessman should be aware that this plan will be followed strictly, so blunders in plan will be multiplied. Franchisee cannot conduct correct business operations if plan contains mistakes, or if franchisor has not clear vision of company’s development.

No haste

After submitting franchising offer on the Kikiamo.it or in other resource there will be much people who will send their propositions and franchisee should be taken very carefully. Bad franchisee or one, who has lack of experience can ruin the attempts of extension, furthermore he/she can bring many problems with the brand if the quality of products will be compromised. One shouldn’t be married in haste. This advice is quite applicable here. The position of franchisee shouldn’t be given to someone, who doesn’t show his/her prominent sides and experience of business conducting.

Common Sense Time Management for Artists

I was reading a blog entry by JD over at Get Rich Slowly and started realizing how bad I am at budgeting personal finances. This is surprising only because I am incredibly good with a show budget, and with budgeting my time so that everything gets done.

The article over at Get Rich Slowly is excellent for helping manage personal money for those of us who are full-time freelancing and don’t have a steady income. I highly recommend heading over that way once you’ve read this!

Budgeting: It’s Not Just About Money

Budgeting for a show comes down to a few key items: knowing what your final design is, knowing when it’s artists time managementbetter build or to buy, and knowing where to find the costume pieces inexpensively. I’ve talked about this before.

Budgeting time, or time management, is a bit more tricky.

For whatever reason, I have always been particularly good with time. In school, I usually had assignments done before they were due (I remember one particularly bad all-nighter that sealed my resolve to never do it again), and I’m often amazed when other designers talk about not having any time to do personal activities because they are working too hard.

I work hard too, but I still have time for family and friends. Why is that?

I think that I have unconsciously figured out how to determine when to do each task that needs to be done.

(Trust me, this wasn’t something I sat down and figured out; it’s a quirk of who I am.)

When I’m working at my desk or sewing table, I’m focused and completely engaged in the work. I get it done, and go out to the yard to clip the grass, or pull weeds, or watch the fish … but I’m still working.

I’m using that time to let ideas settle. Percolate. Work themselves into fuller manifestations (if you will).

An Example

I just finished a first round of rough sketches for Hamlet. It took me almost three weeks from the first meeting with the director and rest of the design team; not because I couldn’t draw faster, or I was “having bad drawing days”, or I was procrastinating.

My rough of Hamlet

I was letting the images from the research “settle”.routine

I knew that I wanted to have the roughs done by a certain day, but I wanted to know what I was going to draw before I got out the paper. I wanted to really know my characters when I picked up the pencil. I think I ended up physically drawing for a total of 10 hours. Not a straight 10 hour shot, but 10 hours accumulated, which comes out to roughly a half hour per sketch.

And they were done and “handed in” before the deadline. This does not mean, by the way, that they are finished, or perfect, or that I won’t revise them as the process continues.
So some ideas on how to better manage time:

  1. Know when you are the most productive. Personally, I work my best two hours after I get up and with (at least) three cups of tea in me. And I can work pretty much straight through for five hours without needing a break. After that, I really need to work on things that require less mental attention – the more “mundane” tasks of costume designing.
  1. Don’t let yourself get distracted during those key work hours! I enjoy having some sort of noise in the room if I’m not actually reading a play. I’ll put on Hulu in the afternoons to listen while I’m sketching or putting together a garment. But I only have music or the radio on if I need to focus on a draping project, or putting together a tricky look for a character.
  1. If you aren’t actively working on your show, do something else and let your brain process subconsciously for awhile. I get pretty contemplative while I clean the dishes, or do the laundry. In some cases this is procrastination, but I always come up with the solution to a problem if I attack it from the side like this, rather than stew over it at my drafting table. It’s the best kind of multi-tasking!room mess
  1. Get enough sleep. And food. Chemically, your brain does not function as well if you don’t take care of your body. If you take the time to de-stress, I guarantee that you’ll be more productive.
  1. Take the time to get out of your personal world. This is best done with someone else (and it means you’ll be spending time with your loved ones!) If you are in a city, there is nothing more eye-opening than walking around a new neighborhood. Going to a new museum. Walking through the park. But you need to be actively looking. Not just wandering around with your nose in the ground. 🙂 If you live in a small town, or in the country, surf the internet!

So, there are only 24 hours in the day. Use them well! And get it all done.

Green Costume Design

I’ve been thinking about how to incorporate more green (sustainable) practices into my design work. On the one hand, frugality is a quality that’s highly desirable in a designer. On the other hand, I’ve recently realized just how many single-sided or photocopied scripts I throw into the recycling bin every year. This met up with a recent article I read on a general trend towards environmentally friendly practices in the stage and film industry. Needless to say, I’m feeling inspired.

Here are some things that I already do. I encourage you to consider whether these might not work in your design flow as well.

Here are some ideas for your design process!

I bring home recyclables if there isn’t a bin provided.

I use reusable travel mugs and water containers. When I need something to drink when I’m on set, I try to use my own mug, or at least do my best to use the same disposable cup more than once. It’s hard to do either of these when I’m out shopping, so I don’t have a perfect system for this one … yet. If I buy a can of soda or bottle of water, I take it home at the end of the day and add it to my recycling pile.iStock_000017977128XSmall

I encourage email over printouts.

When the production reports are sent out to all of the appropriate people, there shouldn’t be a need for a printed report. I know this flies in the face of convention where there is a centrally located bible that everyone has access to, but the amount of useless information that is reprinted for all parties tends to be excessive. I find it just as easy to get an email and enter the pertinent information on my own “to do” lists as needed. (Keep in mind, that with all of the useful gadgets in today’s world, you don’t necessarily need paper to-do lists anymore either!)

I turn off equipment when it isn’t in use.

The exception to this is the iron – it takes too long for the iron to warm up that it messes with the workflow. But sewing machines, sergers, and extra lights don’t need to stay on all day.

I shop at a LOT of thrift stores.

This is often for financial reasons, but it helps the planet and the local economy!

I try and use as little polyester and plastic in my design as I can get away with and maintain my design’s integrity.

Not only do the natural fibers look better under stage lights, they are renewable. Polyester? No so much.
I no longer print out all of my research unless I am required to.

Many times, directors can view images I have collected online and respond via email or telephone. Occasionally, we need displays for presentations, but as the workforce gets younger and more familiar with the technology, I think we will have more virtual meetings, and more acceptance of combination electronic and tactile presentations.
costume_designs___velocity_by_esbenlash-d5z9n5aOther things that I’ve thought of working towards…

Think for the planet and after that think for the design

I receive a printed or photo copied script for every production I work on.

I read it several times throughout the process, but I don’t bother to keep them after the show is up because it’s just a photocopy, not a bound script. And while I recycle them, I’m wondering if I should instead just ask for an emailed copy, or get a copy from the library if necessary. This won’t work as well for film and television where there are constant re-writes, but this could be a policy for theatre work. Of course the down side to this is that reading on the computer screen isn’t as easy on the eyes as paper, but thankfully that technology is getting better.

I would like to remember to take re-useable shopping bags when I go out.

I do this for my food shopping, but not show shopping. That should be an easy fix.
I would like to find other alternatives to harmful chemicals for things like dyeing, distressing, and costume crafts.

This will require some research.

I would like to find a way to use all of the scrap bits of fabric.

Whenever I am building part of a show it seems as though we empty a garbage bag of random scrap bits every day. The scraps are too small to keep for costumes and there is too much to try keeping it in stock for future craft or props projects. Perhaps there are local schools that could use the material for arts and crafts projects? I don’t know. I just feel that there should be a viable solution for this problem.

Make you design recyclable

What ways do you live into the green initiative? Have you even considered it for our industry? What can you think of that I’ve neglected to put here? The best way to grow this is by throwing out ideas and seeing which ones stick and improve our ability to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

I look forward to your ideas.

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