Using Social Media for Business: Getting Started on Google+

Welcome to the first in a series of posts about getting started on different social media platforms! Today we are focusing on Google+ (also known as G+). Many people make the mistake of passing Google+ up, thinking it to be smaller and less effective than it actually is. Learning how to use Google+ is easy […]

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Small Business Saturday: DropCatch

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Welcome to Small Business Saturday, a new feature here on CreativeIncome. This Saturday, we are featuring DropCatch, a Chicago-based, handmande business specializing in magnetic bottle openers. I had a chance to speak with Joe Walsh, who cofounded the brand a little under two years ago with business partner Kent Frayn. He answered a few business-related […]

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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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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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Move Your Business Online – Here’s How

Let’s face it – if you haven’t taking your business online, you’re missing out. Sure, it’s important to form face-to-face relationships with customers, but it’s even more important to expand your audience. A business can’t survive without a growing customer base, and selling online provides an opportunity to meet new promote yourself. If you’re not […]

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Creating Your Own Business Cards

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The power of business cards can sometimes be forgotten. They provide a fantastic opportunity to market yourself and showcase your brand, not to mention they’re often the first item your customers or potential business partner will see. According to Indie Made: “Business cards are like clothing: They provide a first and lasting impression”. While that […]

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Trade Shows and Conferences for Creative Businesses

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In my last article,  I wrote about why attending a trade show might be good for your creative business. But how does a person know where the shows are and what they are all about? Here are a few trade shows and conferences you might consider attending. Of course, do your research as to dates, […]

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Should You Attend a Trade Show or Conference?

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Trade shows and conferences are held for every major industry and companies large and small attend both as vendors and as show goers. It can be expensive, especially if you have a booth, the venues are often hot and crowded and the food isn’t all that great. Yet, attending a trade show or two could […]

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