Working At Home ——- With Children

| November 6, 2013

The very sound of “working at home” is music to the ears of so many people nowdays — with gas prices soaring, costs of daycare, food, clothing and every necessity going higher and higher it’s no wonder the idea of working at home is something we would all love to do.  In addition, with cut backs and layoffs [...]

25 Ways To Build Customer Loyalty – Part 3

| October 14, 2013

The realistic goal of building customer loyalty is to try to capture and retain the customer for a period of time and build “limited” loyalty.  There are many ways you can increase customer loyalty and improve the prospects of keeping the customers longer.  This final segment concludes the listing of ways to build customer loyalty.  [...]

25 Ways To Build Customer Loyalty – Part 2

| October 7, 2013

Companies, large and small, are working harder than ever to become 100% customer sensitive as they attempt to gain and keep their customers.  Yet the customers still leave.  What can we, as small and medium size businesses, do to get the “edge” over the competition?  This second segment of our three part series gives even [...]

How To Alter Skirt Patterns For Plus Size/Overweight Children

| October 2, 2013

Regardless of what size pattern you buy for your plus size/overweight child, there are always changes that need to be made.  Sometimes a single change will do it, and other times there may be 2, 3, 4 changes necessary before the store bought pattern will actually fit the plus size child.  We are starting a [...]

25 Ways To Build Customer Loyalty – Part 1

| September 30, 2013

There was a time in this country when customers were fiercely loyal.  Today, however, customers seem to have a “what’s in it for me” attitude, and will jump from one merchant to another to “find the best deal”, or whatever will satisfy their needs at that moment.  They do business on a one-way basis.  Yet, [...]

Do Your Blouses and Dresses Bunch or Wrinkle In The Bodice Area?

| September 25, 2013

Misses size patterns are made with a standard “B” cup and half sizes are made with a standard “C” cup.  If you use a Misses size pattern and wear an “A”, “C” or “D” cup bra, your bodice will be baggy (A cup) or tight with wrinkles (C or D cup).  The same thing applies [...]

6 Jewelry Photography DOs and DONT’s

| November 12, 2012

Are you considering primarily selling your handmade jewelry online? If your answer is yes, one thing you must learn and understand is photography. You don’t need to be a professional photographer, and you most definitely don’t need top-of-the-line equipment. However, you do need to know the basics. Here are some jewelry photography dos and don’ts [...]

Give Practical Gifts This Holiday Season

| November 9, 2012

At this special time of year  you can make your family and friends VERY happy if you give a practical gift that they can enjoy throughout the year.  Think about each person’s “likes”, hobbies and even things that you know they would really enjoy but wouldn’t buy for themselves. I always try to get my [...]

How to Stop Working Hard and Start Working Smart

| November 5, 2012

There’s no doubt about it: If you want to succeed in life, you have to work hard. There are 24 hours in a day, and although that may seem like a lot of time to work on your business, the great news it that you don’t always have to put in so many hours. You [...]

6 Ways to Improve Your Product Photography

| October 29, 2012

Do you have a hard time taking photos that properly represent your products online? If you struggle to take good photos, you may be doing your products (and yourself) a huge disservice. Here are some ways you can improve your product photography (and your sales!): 1) Invest in a good quality camera. If you are [...]