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 […]

How To Start Your Home Business

| January 26, 2015

The goal of Sewing is to give information, tips and inspiration to those who have a small to medium size business AND for those who would like to earn a living through their own endeavors. It has come to our attention that we’ve told you how to become an expert in your field and how […]

How To Establish Yourself As An Expert

| September 18, 2014

We all know a little about a lot of things, and I would venture to say that we all know a lot about a few things.  It is those “few things” that we could learn even more about and truly become an “expert”. There are almost unlimited opportunities awaiting anyone who desires to become an […]

A Small Gift Can Make A Big Difference

| August 8, 2014

A small gift to a valued customer wouldn’t really sound like advertising, however it can have the same effect as advertising with much to gain for the business owner. Effective advertising (gift giving) creates awareness and maintains a positive image of your business.  No customer is likely to forget where she was given special status, […]

How to Minimize Distractions in Your Home Office

| July 9, 2012

Working from a home office requires a lot more self-discipline compared to working in a traditional office space. If you’re one of the thousands of people who work or run a business from home, then you too probably deal with distractions on a daily basis.  Here are some tips to help you minimize distractions in […]

5 Tips for Approaching Retail Outlets and Specialty Stores

| July 2, 2012

So the months and even years of turning your idea into an actual product have finally come to fruition. You’re just about ready to start getting your product onto those store shelves, right? Have you given thought as to how to approach those specialty stores and retail outlets?  Here are some tips to keep in […]

10 Tips for Networking Successfully at Events

| June 25, 2012

Some business people seem to have absolutely mastered the art of social interaction, while others would rather have their teeth pulled out than attend a networking event. The idea of networking at an event may seem complete intimidating if you are new to it.  If you’re one of those people who would rather visit the […]

6 Tips for Patenting Your Product

| May 29, 2012

Are you looking to patent your product or idea but have no idea how to get started? Here are a few points you might want to pay attention to: 1)  Seek the services of a professional. It’s perfectly legal and possible to file a patent on your own—but consider hiring a patent attorney if you can […]

How to Determine Prices for Your Crafts

| May 14, 2012

Are you just about ready to venture into selling your crafts for the very first time? Creating stocks of items to sell is one thing—but pricing them is a completely different story. Pricing products can be a very tricky matter. Set the price too low and you might not even be able to cover your […]