What Level is Your Design Business?

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I too would love to hear how others check in fabrics and even organize their client folders. I don’t care so much about going paperless. I can keep better track of details if they are printed in front of me. I do not print out all vendor paperwork (estimates/invoices).

When I quote a job, I print out all the tear sheets from fabric vendors. If their website doesn’t provide them, I create my own in PowerPoint. I can staple a piece of the actual fabric to it once received. I also save the packing slips for received fabric (and everything I receive). I would organize fabrics by room, rather than the overall job.

I’ve asked designers to provide a link to the fabrics they are using in the same email they specify the project to be quoted. It saves us both time.


What Level is Your Design Business?