The Fine Art of Shameless Self Promotion Giveaway!

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UPDATED: Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway! We have finally selected the winner and want to congratulate Laura who told us her marketing advice in the comments below. She said “never doubt my abilities or my instincts.” and we think that’s great advice! Congratulations Laura and thank you everyone once again!   Are […]

Being Wrong in Business

Accepting Mistakes in Business

Very few people like being wrong.  It’s our nature to want to be right, sometimes even in the face of overwhelming evidence that we are, indeed, wrong. How many times have you seen someone continue to defend a position simply out of pure stubbornness?  (I know I’m guilty of it.) Being wrong isn’t easy. In […]

Be a Part of Your Trade


The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) is a trade only organization that has several categories of members including retailer, manufacturer, sales rep, distributor, Publisher, Designer, Teacher, Professional Crafter, and Media. Trade organizations are important because of the networking and exchange of professional/business information. If you are serious about working in the craft industry you should […]

Developing Good Sales Skills


Developing good sales skills is key to having a successful business. Whether you’re selling online, have a brick-and-mortar store, or sell at shows, your interaction with your customers can make or break your business. Attitude is everything especially in sales. Next time you are out running errands and visiting retail shops, take note of what […]