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Old 10-19-2011, 09:55 PM
 
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i have a friend living in vermont he loves it.i am looking to move and thinking about vermont. i am concerned about making money.my skills are in home decor,slipcovers,drapes ,pillow,cushions,all custom made,i am also an expert in ladies dressmaking and alterations.can some tell me is there a need in vermont for these services. thank you.
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Burlington burbs
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Hah. I was just looking for those services this summer and couldn't find anyone locally so got the service online. I think if you set yourself up in the right way, maybe with a great website you'd be surprised how many clients you could build up. But, as with any home business right now, times are tough and your kind of services could be considered luxuries these days. I think the key is to tap into the right market.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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Yes for sure there's a need for this. Even though I know of one lady doing dress alterations but we need a variety.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Rutland, VT
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i have a friend living in vermont he loves it.i am looking to move and thinking about vermont. i am concerned about making money.my skills are in home decor,slipcovers,drapes ,pillow,cushions,all custom made,i am also an expert in ladies dressmaking and alterations.can some tell me is there a need in vermont for these services. thank you.
I can't answer generally, but I have one specific example. This started off as a home business in Rutland. She does incredible work. She now has so many clients that she had to rent a storefront and hire help:

Make It Sew Vermont
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:02 PM
 
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i have a friend living in vermont he loves it.i am looking to move and thinking about vermont. i am concerned about making money.my skills are in home decor,slipcovers,drapes ,pillow,cushions,all custom made,i am also an expert in ladies dressmaking and alterations.can some tell me is there a need in vermont for these services. thank you.
Yes. It's very difficult to find skilled tailors in Vermont. I go to one in Stowe and he has a constant stream of customers.

There are plenty of second homeowners who need drapes, slipcovers and other custom services like that. It would be helpful to team up with an established home decorator.
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