Kimberley Chagnon owner of Kim’s Upholstery in Greenfield Ma. anounced today that there will be 9 soft home furnishings professionals from around New England attending a business planning class at her location in Greenfield Ma. July 30 and 31 2010. Instructor Jeanelle Dech from the Custom Home Furnishings Academy located at 13900 South Lakes Drive in Charolette, NC, will be instructing the class.
Jeanelle Dech

Jeanelle Dech is president of Adaptive Textiles, a digital textile printing

company in West Chester, PA, and founder and co-owner of Crab Apple

Interiors. She shares over 20 years experience creating custom home

furnishings and has become known for her energizing and innovative approach

to design and fabrication. She teaches slipcover and business classes at

the CHF Academy and also serves on the board of directors for the Window

Coverings Association of America.

Business Plan From Start to Finish
Whether you are starting in business or well-established, a business plan can be the difference between success and failure. Join veteran instructor, Jeanelle Dech, for this two-day workshop to create a plan tailored to your custom home furnishings business and your personal goals for success. Participate in an honest and heart-warming discussion of real-life business successes and failures that will leave you laughing and crying, but most importantly, facing your own challenges. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the financial side of your business by producing your own Income statement, Balance sheet and Cash flow forecast, and learn how each of these three reports indicate the health of a business. Complete all standard sections of a business plan, including a break-even analysis and an outline of a marketing plan, and learn what you should focus on NOW to achieve your goals.

Bio and course decription from

Chagnon is president of the Northeast New England Chapter of the Window Covering Association Of America
At a monthly meeting several members expressed an interest in having Dech teach a private class. It was later decided to hire Dech and have the class at Kim’s Upholstery in Greenfield MA.