Customer Satisfaction Is Highest Priority

| February 6, 2019

Whatever your business consists of – sewing, crafting, alterations, pattern making, monogramming, sewing with leather – the common thread among them all is satisfied customers. Satisfied customers equals a growing business, whereas one single dissatisfied customer can turn away more new customers than you can try to get with all the advertising and promotions out there.  […]

Ideas To Make 2019 The Best Year Ever!

| January 1, 2019

The New Year is upon us, and sometimes we start to visualize, or dream, about how great this new year will be.  The facts are that we have to do more than just dream and wish – we must take ACTION!  Action requires us to think about things, write some things down and begin to […]

Motivation Equals Momentum

| October 4, 2018

A few posts ago we talked about how to stay motivated, and how easy it is for others, including family members and friends to rob us of our motivation.  Today we want to talk about how staying motivated can be the deciding factor in the momentum of your business. For starters, make a little sign “Motivation Equals […]

Six Creative Marketing Techniques

| August 22, 2017

Home sewing / crafting entrepreneurs are always on the look-out for new ways to promote their products or services.  It makes no difference if your business is just a local one or an online venture, advertising is a MUST in order to keep our names in front of potential customers. Some of the following ideas […]

Don’t Avoid Success By Trying To Avoid Failure

| August 15, 2017

What a strange title for a post you might be saying.  As I’ve learned from previous experiences (my own and those we deal with on a day to day basis) – it is very EASY to talk about what we’ve done in the past that has helped bring our businesses to the point they are […]

Does Your Business Have A Website Presence?

| August 8, 2017

A friend of mine has been doing alterations as a home business for a number of years, and has a pretty good business.  About six months ago while having lunch I asked her if she had a website.  Her immediate answer was “of course not — how would I get alteration business over the internet?”  […]

If It’s To Be, It’s Up To Me

| June 6, 2017

“If it’s to be, it’s up to me” is one of my favorite quotes!  I have it tacked to the wall in my office along with a few other quotes.  This is a reminder to me that it is NOT a favorite employee that’s gonna make my business what it needs to be, neither is […]

Are You Stressed To The Max?

| May 9, 2017

Well, we’re almost to the half-way mark of the year.  Has your business done what you expected it to do so far this year?  Have you been keeping an eye on your first of the year goals and projections for the business?  Have you had issues and challenges within your family / home office that […]

How To Stay Motivated

| March 21, 2017

Staying motivated when working out of your house can be a real test for all of us.  Sometimes friends and family members can be the major robber of our business motivation and momentum – the problem is that they probably don’t even realize it. When I first quit my day job and started writing books […]

Is Your Business In A Slump?

| March 14, 2017

Nearly every business, whether brick and mortar store, online store or home business experiences a slow down or slump at certain times of the year.  Many businesses see this slow down at the beginning of the year – people are trying to figure out how to pay off those credit cards that went over the […]