Go Vertical at Your Next Craft Show!

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Art fairs and craft shows are a essential parts of most handmade businesses.  Throughout the years I've participated in many and am still constantly try to improve my setup to draw in more shoppers.  An important yet easy way to get your items seen more often at a craft show is to use vertical displays!  They will catch the eye of attendees and make your work look more appealing.  Let's talk about a few methods for using vertical space:   Signage: An art show essential is … [Continue reading...]

9 Tips for Getting More Done

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Being super duper focused and getting whole piles of work done in a day is not one of my strong suits. Sure, I'm busy, I do get quite a bit accomplished in a day but I know I also squander my time. So this year it has been a goal of mine to improve my focus and my productivity. While I haven't gotten as far as I would have liked to here are a few things I've learned and new habits I've picked up. Plus a few on my TO DO list. After all it's not always about getting A LOT accomplished but in … [Continue reading...]

3 Reasons You Should Print Your Own Shipping Labels

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In running any kind of business, wasted time equals money and hours you can never get back. One way I increased my productivity and simplified the mailing process was by using shipping labels to send out orders. Whether you sell your products on Etsy, Ebay, or through your own website or email communication, shipping labels […]

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7 Inspiring Christmas Craft Fair Booths

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Looking to spice up your craft fair booth this year? Check out these creative and positively Christmas-y craft fair booths. 1. Garland can do wonders for you booth – and you don’t even need lights! This is a great option to give your booth a Christmas feel even if you aren’t selling Christmas items. I […]

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Handmade Selling: 5 Tips for Staying Positive During the Slow Times

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As handmade business owners we often get consumed by worry about a lack of orders during slow times.  This can prevent us from growing and expanding, as well as creating an environment of negativity.  But there is a better way!  The following tips will help you maximize your potential (and profits) for your crafty company. […]

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Should You Use QR Codes for Your Handmade Business?

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QR Codes originated in the logistics field as a way to track inventory and products in warehouses, similar to barcodes. “QR” stands for “quick response”**, as the code is a way to store a lot of information in a small graphic and receive a quick response when scanned.   A few years ago, companies started […]

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5 Things to Keep in Mind Before Signing up for a Craft Fair

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So you’ve started your handmade business and you’d like to take things to the next level. How about a craft fair?   A local craft fair can be an excellent opportunity to get your name out there. But, before you sign up for every farmers market, flea market and cakewalk in the tri-state area, take […]

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How to Use Hashtags on Facebook for Your Crafty Business

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Last year the popular social media network Facebook.com added active “hashtags” to posts.  This means that you can tag your posts and comments with searchable words that help your company get found- so cool!  Let’s look at how this new feature works and how to use it on your crafty business’ Facebook Fan Page. As […]

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Schedule Re-Set for Peace and Productivity

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September seems to be the season of the start of new schedules. Even if no one in your household is going back to school this fall, the post-summer schedule reset is an opportunity to build new routines.   That’s why the September issues of magazines are full of tips for streamlining your mornings. You want […]

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Release Your Creative Genius

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We often think that huge successes are made up of luck. Maybe it’s easier to explain success that way—as a chance happening, sheer luck, or good fortune.   If not a fairy godmother of luck some of us tend to think that the successes are achieved because of good genes, financially supportive family or some […]

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