Guest Post: How to Get Started: Facebook Business Page Part 3

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Now that you’ve set up a Facebook Page for your business and you’re posting regularly, the next step is to measure performance and to look into using Facebook Ads to promote your business. How to Get Started: Facebook Business Page Part 3 by Jennifer Priest   How to Use Facebook Insights At the top of […]

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Great Ideas: How to Grow Your Business

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Sometimes it’s hard to find the best small business ideas. Not all business strategies are geared towards the small business owner, and discovering your options can be an overwhelming process. We know many small business owners have a specific question on their minds: how to grow your business? So, we’ve put together a brief list […]

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Guest Post: How to Get Started: Facebook Business Page Part 1

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Facebook has created business Pages as a way for businesses to have a presence on Facebook that is different from a personal profile with a friends list. The terms of service on Facebook state that personal profiles are not permitted for commercial use, so if you are running a business, it is important that you […]

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Your Creative Business: 6 Ways to Create Multiple Streams of Income

A Creative Income guest post by Jennifer Priest, owner of Hydrangea Hippo! If you have a creative business, you’re already making money in some way. Maybe you have a robust Etsy shop or a popular craft blog or are just starting to build a YouTube following. Maybe you’re working on all three of these ideas. […]

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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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Social Media Content Ideas You’ve Never Thought About

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What do you usually post to social media to promote your business? Many creative businesses post about sales, new products, and events they’ll be appearing at, all of which are good pieces of information that your followers are probably interested in. But this kind of content isn’t going to build a solid relationship with your […]

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What I Learned at Renegade Craft Fair Chicago

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My mother walked up to a vendor and expressed how beautiful she thought everything was at Renegade. “I spent my entire paycheck before the fair opened.” she replied. I believe it! Renegade Chicago was an absolutely fantastic experience. With so many beautiful minds, ideas, and handmade goods in one room – it was hard to […]

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Handmade Selling: 5 Tips for Staying Positive During the Slow Times

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As handmade business owners we often get consumed by worry about a lack of orders during slow times.  This can prevent us from growing and expanding, as well as creating an environment of negativity.  But there is a better way!  The following tips will help you maximize your potential (and profits) for your crafty company. […]

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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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