Considering a Craft Fair? The Site Visit Checklist You Need!

In my last post, I shared some tips for researching whether a particular craft fair may be right for you. Once you create a short list of potential shows you’d like to participate in, you should do site visits! Many creative business owners skip this step because it’s time consuming or because they want to […]

8 Real Craft Fair Booth Ideas You Can Borrow


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 […]

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


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. […]

How to Use Polyvore to Create Customer Profiles, Mood Boards and More


Polyvore is an online community site for fashion and style, enabling its users to share their own creativity in fashion. How does that help you? You may be thinking, “I’m not a fashion designer or even a fashion blogger, how would a site like Polyvore help me with MY business?” It may seem like an atypical […]

Thinking Ahead: Ways to Improve Your Business

In general, it seems that creative businesses, are doing well. Almost every day, artists and project creators share announcements of commissioned work and new jobs with new clients  on social media. It looks good (and I know from personal experience that it feels good) to be busy. It’s tempting to not look beyond the work […]

How to Keep Up with Current Trends


A key to improving your business is being able to stay on trend. One minute something’s in, the next it’s out. To help your business grow, you need to be able to keep up with the constantly changing market. To do this you should be able to recognize when a trend is on the cusp […]

Tips for Reversing a Slump in Your Creative Business


In some businesses slumps are expected. Take a landscaping business for example. Landscapers expect a slump in work during the winter months so they plan ahead and also offer snow removal to keep their business viable during the winter months. Sometimes a slump occurs without a warning or a reason. One thing creative business owners […]