The Six Most Useful Apps for Your Handmade Business

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These days almost everyone has a smartphone or a tablet computer.  Many of the popular applications can simplify your business' selling, shipping, and social media posting.  Let's look at five apps that can help you take your crafty company to the next level! Instagram The most popular new app is definitely Instagram. Everyone from crafters to celebrities to bloggers are active on the photo-sharing site. Some users even run virtual "boutiques" on Instagram- posting photos of available … [Continue reading...]

What I Learned at Renegade Craft Fair Chicago

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My mother walked up to a vendor and expressed how beautiful she thought everything was at Renegade. "I spent my entire paycheck before the fair opened." she replied. I believe it! Renegade Chicago was an absolutely fantastic experience. With so many beautiful minds, ideas, and handmade goods in one room - it was hard to keep myself from spending my entire paycheck, too. You can check the entire booth roster here and be prepared to be amazed. I'd post photos of what I purchased, but then … [Continue reading...]

10 Craft Fair Booths that will Drop Jaws

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Get ready to pick up your jaw from the floor – these are some pretty fantastic craft fair booths. 1. Succulents? Check. Holiday spirit? Check. What more could you need? We are feeling the Holiday Cheer with our new Christmas Tree and garland adorning our booth for today Hand To Hand Indie Market in Downtown, […]

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8 Real Craft Fair Booth Ideas You Can Borrow

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To me, inspiration is everywhere. I look for ideas in everything I see and every place I go. But, I can’t be everywhere at once. There is an abundance of information and things to learn and I simply don’t have the time or energy to spend hours searching for a new idea. That’s why hashtags […]

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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!  […]

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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 […]

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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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