Advertising Opportunities and Strategies on the Internet

| November 10, 2015

Today’s consumers are much more informed about new products than ever before.  Whenever a new product “hits the marketplace”, there seems to be a buzz about it throughout the internet.  Whether the product is being talked about in the social networks (Twitter, FaceBook,  etc), or written about in the various blogs, you can be assured […]

Is There REALLY Magic In Thinking Big?

| September 14, 2015

Everyone talks about “thinking big”, “set high and lofty goals” and “go for the gusto”!   Well what about it?  Do you think it actually works?  Or what can we do individually about growing our business, or writing an article, or learning a new skill? I’m here to tell you a story about all the above […]

The TWO Most Popular Home Business Books Are………

| August 31, 2015

After a week of our 50% off All Business Books sale, (use promo code BUSINESS),  there has been a definite trend going.  The top TWO most popular business books, followed closely by a third, are not at all a surprise to us, as these business books have always been super sellers for us. 1.  Sewing […]

Start Your Own Business And SAVE 50% On All Business Books!

| August 25, 2015

School has started so this is the perfect time to start  your own business with a 50% discount on every downloadable business book at by using the promo code BUSINESS from now through September 8th. Are you in need of a little extra money or a lot of extra money for bills, that special vacation or just […]

8 Online Places To Sell Your Products

| August 17, 2015

Each person has different thoughts and ideas about what we want to sell online.  I am a pattern maker – I simply love to come up with new ideas, then follow through with making a sewing pattern or craft pattern for the item.  Others would prefer to actually MAKE the items, then sell the products.  […]

Do You Keep An “Event” Calendar?

| August 12, 2015

An “event” calendar could also be called a “planning” calendar.  Do you keep track of those upcoming craft fairs and bazaars that you want to attend?  You need to know when they are scheduled, in addition to knowing when to submit your application to participate in the event. After confirming your space in the craft show, you’ll […]

How To Improvise And Improve

| August 10, 2015

WOW!  What a strange title for a post!  However, I believe all of us in the sewing / crafting fields have done that very thing — just didn’t call it by those words.  Sometimes we “make do” by putting things together that weren’t called for on the pattern because we forgot to get all the […]

Write an Informational Report For Your Customers

| July 15, 2015

Now why would you want to give your customers an informational handout when you can simply talk to them when they come in to your shop? If you deal in wedding dresses, wouldn’t it be nice if you could give each customer a small booklet or leaflet explaining how to take care of the wedding […]

Giveaway’s – A Boost To Business

| July 8, 2015

One of the best business building techniques is to offer something of value for free to your customers.  We’ve all been to Sam’s Club or similar discount clubs or grocery stores where, on certain days, they have people fixing small pizzas, or a new type of meat, etc that they give samples of to the customers […]

Procrastination…..The Art Of Wasting Time

| June 24, 2015

WOW!  Did I push a “hot” button here????   How much time is actually “wasted” when we procrastinate?  And why do we procrastinate, anyway? For many folks – me included – it’s just hard to get started on certain projects.  My focus isn’t just “right” or perhaps there’s the “dread” of starting something that appears to […]