Let’s get real for a minute. Making crafting profitable is basically like running your own small business. And not only are you the CEO of this business, but you’re also the creative team, the manufacturer, and the marketer all rolled into one. That’s a lot of different responsibilities for one person to juggle!
That’s why we’ve come up with a new helpful feature for you right here on CreativeIncome. Starting today, CreativeIncome is going to focus on rounding up helpful tools and articles geared towards making you the most successful small business owner you can be. Whether it’s advice on social media, ideas on how to grow your business, or inspirational pieces to keep you motivated, we’re going to provide it all in one simple post, just for you.
“In the News” will help you stay up to date on the hottest craft news and business trends. We’ve broken it down into sections so that you can easily find exactly the type of information that you’re looking for. If you’re on the hunt for ways to expand your business, then the Small Business section is for you. This month, we’ve included pieces on how to sell locally, and how to turn those negative reviews into your most valued pieces of information. If you’re looking for some inspiration, be sure to check out the piece on Nicole Farb, the entrepreneur who is inspiring millions of DIYers across the country!
If you’re looking for some lighter reading, we have some topics that we know you’ll love. Our Tips and Tricks section features a fun crafting technique that you’ll definitely be seeing at craft fairs in the future: How to Make Marbled Candles. And be sure to check out our Human Interest section as well. This month we’re featuring a story about a daughter whose memories of crafting with her mother inspired her to launch a business of her own.
So go on and explore! We hope that these articles give you the tools and the inspiration that you needed to expand your business even further. 🙂
Why Small Businesses Are Getting LinkedIn Wrong from The Wall Street Journal
Want to Future-Proof Your Business? Try a SWOT Analysis from Shopify.com
How to Grow Your Business with Giveaways and Viral Contests from Shopify.com
6 Hot Tips on Selling Locally from The Crafts Report
How to Turn Your Negative Reviews into Lifelong Customers from Shopify.com
Learn How to Make Marbled Candles from The Etsy Blog
Capture the “It” Factor from The Crafts Report
Memories of Mom Inspired a Startup from The Wall Street Journal
Just Like Me: Personalized Paper Dolls from The Etsy Blog