How to Use YouTube for Creative Business: Part 1

One of the most important things–perhaps the most important thing–you can do after starting your handmade business, is to make sure people are actually seeing your products. YouTube is one of the best possible tools for this job. Videos travel fast and are seen by many. They also ensure that people are not only seeing […]

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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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Make an Impression: Why You Need Promotional Items At Trade Shows

Trade shows are a fantastic opportunity to connect with other business owners as well as company representatives and influencers in your industry. This is the time to meet new people, connect and make plans for the future. Who knows – you could find a new opportunity that you never dreamed possible while on the floor […]

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10 Biggest Mistakes a Craft Business Can Make

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There’s a lot that goes into your business, which means there are plenty of mistakes as well. After reading through some very informative articles, I’ve gathered a list of 10 mistakes that every business owner should avoid. If you’re planning to start a business or are already a creative business veteran, these are mistakes you […]

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Creating a Website

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As useful as the internet is, it can also be incredibly confusing, especially when it comes to creating websites. In the past, people needed to know HTML code to design a webpage, which if you’ve ever seen HTML code looks like gibberish. Thankfully, several companies have created user-friendly sites to help you create a website. […]

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Marketing 101

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Marketing is an essential part of business. What’s surprising is that many people aren’t completely sure of what it entails. People often associate marketing with advertising and promotion, but this isn’t always the case. Marketing itself is an umbrella that hosts various branches underneath its arch. So if you’re in the beginning stages of a […]

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5 Ways to Jumpstart a Stalled Creative Buisness

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Every small business owner feels stuck sometimes. Sales aren’t what they should be, traffic could be better, and no amount of marketing seems to be helping. It happens to us ALL. Here are a few ways to help you get unstuck and jumpstart your  creative business.   1. Develop Self Confidence That does not mean […]

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3 Reasons You Need a Contract Agreement When Doing Custom Work

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When I started selling crochet back in 2007, contract agreements were the last thing on my mind. I was pretty green and not very business savvy. Neglecting this step opened me up to being taken advantage of, cheated, and lied to by customers and contractors. The lessons I learned from those experiences are what help […]

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Free For You And Me: Online Resources For Your Crafty Business

One of the great things about having a creative business in the age of the Internet is that there is so much FREE information out there. But sometimes it’s not so easy to find good content because there is SO MUCH going on in Internet-land. So where do you start? (Besides the blog you are […]

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