Using Social Media For Business: Getting Started on Facebook

Welcome to the fifth in a series of posts about getting started on different social media platforms! Today we are focusing on Facebook, a giant in the social media industry. You will learn how to use Facebook and receive a helpful overview on using Facebook for business. Facebook: The Backstory Facebook was founded in 2004 as a […]

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Using Social Media for Business: How to Create a Business Account on Pinterest

Welcome to the fourth in a series of posts about getting started on different social media platforms! Today we are focusing on Pinterest, an image sharing/content curation platform with social features. Pinterest: The Backstory Pinterest launched in 2010 and now has over 44 million users. Although initially using Pinterest for marketing was discouraged, features for business users have since expanded. […]

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Using Social Media for Business: Getting Started on Twitter

Welcome to the third in a series of posts about getting started on different social media platforms! Today we are focusing on Twitter, the social network that challenges creative business owners to refine their marketing messages down to 140 characters. Twitter: The Backstory Twitter launched in 2007 and now has over 288 million monthly active users […]

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Small Business Saturday: Driftless

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Welcome to Small Business Saturday, a new feature here on CreativeIncome. Today we get to meet the creators of the independent magazine, Driftless. Leah and Shelly told us all about what it’s like to have full time jobs while creating Driftless and we’re excited to share with you their inspiring story so far! Q: Tell us […]

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Etsy Interview Series: Meet Sadie Solomon

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Welcome to our fairly new Etsy Interview Series! After attending Renegade Craft Fair Chicago in December 2014, I just HAD to get to know some of the wonderful designers! Lucky for you, I’ve spoken with many designers, Etsy shop owners, handmade business owners and more. Get ready to learn from the best folks! Today we […]

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How to Start An Etsy Shop: An Easy Guide

A Creative Income guest post by Jennifer Priest from Hydrangea Hippo! Everyone’s been telling you that you should sell your handmade goods on Etsy. What a compliment! But now it’s time to ask some important questions. Is Etsy a good fit for your business? How do you even get started? There’s also those articles you’ve […]

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Etsy Interview Series: Meet Jenna Richards

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After attending Renegade Craft Fair Chicago, I just HAD to get to know some of the wonderful designers! Lucky for you, I’ve spoken with many designers, Etsy shop owners, handmade business owners and more. Get ready to learn from the best folks! Today we get to meet Jenna Richards from My Old Kentucky Homespun! How […]

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Etsy Interview Series: Meet Katie Lukes

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After attending Renegade Craft Fair Chicago, I just HAD to get to know some of the wonderful designers! Lucky for you, I’ve spoken with many designers, Etsy shop owners, handmade business owners and more. Get ready to learn from the best folks! Today we get to meet Katie Lukes!  How did you get started with […]

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Why You Should Do Your Own Accounting and Learn Quickbooks (with a CPA’s help)

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Disclosure: I am not an accountant. You should seek advice from a qualified accountant on all financial decisions for your business. Being a creative, the last thing you probably want to do is get intimate with your bank statements and bury yourself in spreadsheets and stacks of receipts. We all know how important keeping on […]

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