Five Tips to Stay Busy During the Slow Times

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Every crafty business owner experiences months when sales are slower. Personally, the quiet time for my company is the late spring and summer, and then sales pick up drastically in the fall and winter. It will depend on what kind of products you create- if you specialize in graduation gifts or wedding items your hectic […]

How to Get Involved in Your Local Craft Scene

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Support and camaraderie are important when you run a handmade business. Becoming active in my nearby creative community has allowed me to make new friends, find out about opportunities, and become more business savvy- all while having fun! Here are some ideas to get you started. Join Groups and Clubs Almost every city has groups […]

Five Ways to Prepare Your Crafty Business for the Holiday Season

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Now is the time to start getting ready for the hectic holiday shopping season. The more prepared you are the better! I previously gave readers tips for how to get an online store ready for the holidays, so now I’d like to share more pointers for your handmade business. 1. Use a Calendar Planning is […]

Five Simple Ways to Reduce Stress as a Crafty Business Owner

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All entrepreneurs experience stress and burnout from time to time. It’s an inevitable part of running a small business. Working for yourself can be so rewarding, but the stress can really affect your productivity. Here are my best tips for dealing with the pressure: 1. Simplify Your Workload Streamlining your daily tasks is key to […]

Craft Business Advice: 4 Easy Ways to Expand Your Handmade Product Lines

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It’s important to always be growing and evolving your handmade business- this includes always creating new items. Not only will this draw in more customers and but it can keep your creativity flowing. Here are a few easy tips for expanding your company’s product lines…   1. Listen to Your Customers I’ve gotten so many […]

The Best Places to Buy Supplies for Your Handmade Products

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Sourcing materials and packaging supplies can be frustrating for handmade business owners. While it’s certainly easy to go to a big box store to purchase these items, it’s often not the most cost-effective or time-saving way to go about things. The following tips can streamline the process so you can get on with making your […]