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. Charities whose thrift shop is a
successful fund raiser use Kate as a resource as well. Kate tells
how to write a consignment contract, advertise and promote your shop and 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 for resale education and 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
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's Products for the
Professional Resaler, Kate offers a wide
variety of educational material.
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
Kate is always busy,
writing and blogging, creating
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.
an autographed copy for yourself or
a best customer gift here!
Reach Kate Holmes of TGtbT.com by
email, by phone 941-922-5902, or by mail at 4736 Meadowview Blvd., Sarasota
FL 34233. Our Privacy