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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Keep Customers Coming Back After the Holiday Season

This is a very busy time of year for anyone selling handmade goods. Since everyone is looking for gifts, décor and other seasonal items, you may have seen an increase in site traffic, sales and more. While this is a very important prospect, it can also be terrifying for a crafty businessperson. Once the holidays […]

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Last Minute Holiday Season Checklist

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The kickoff for holiday sales is just around the corner and although I’m sure you’ve been preparing for this for a while, it never hurts to check your list twice. Make sure you can check all these off before the chaos ensues. You have enough merchandise to get you through the holiday season. Better to […]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday: They’re Not Just for the Big Retailers

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Just because you’re a small business doesn’t mean you can’t participate in Black Friday or Cyber Monday. In fact, based on the statistics last year, you definitely should be participating. According to Shopify, “Black Friday online sales surpassed $1 billion dollars,” and Cyber Monday, “shattered previous online shopping records by a landslide with roughly $1.5 […]

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On the Cusp of Battle: Holiday Season Tips

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It’s the beginning of November, which means in a few short weeks Christmas, Hanukah, and about a million other holidays will be here. The holiday season is hands down one the busiest times of the year, and if you are a small, one-person-operated creative business it’s even more stressful. To help you prepare for the […]

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‘Tis Almost the Season

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I know you really don’t want to hear this but it’s time to start thinking all things Christmas. Especially when it comes to holiday craft shows and your online store. Do yourself a favor and don’t wait until September  30th, or heaven forbid, Halloween to prepare for holiday sales. NOW is the time to prepare. […]

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How to Keep Your Holiday Spirit During the Busiest Time of Year

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This time of year can be crazy for a creative business owner. Double or triple sales volume (we hope), customers who want their purchases YESTERDAY, glitches in shipping or computers… all of it can make a creative business owner feel more like Grinch than Santa. Here are a few tips from a woman who has […]

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10 Holiday Shipping Tips for Online Sellers

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It’s that time again. Time to gear up for holiday sales and holiday shipping. Here are 10 tips to make shipping this holiday season easier, and hopefully, less stressful for you and your creative business. 1.  Set up a shipping station. Set up a dedicated spot for shipping complete with labels, a good/accurate scale, tape, […]

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Christmas Craft Fairs

Christmas craft fairs are wonderful events, full of holiday cheer, handmade festivity and hopefully, plenty of mulled wine. My family and friends have attended Christmas craft fairs for years, selecting decorations for our growing collections and truly unique gifts to give our loved ones. As the growing number and size of craft fairs demonstrate, crafting […]

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