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 […]

6 Benefits of Selling at Craft Fairs

| April 16, 2012

If you’re a lover of all things craft-related, attending a craft fair is something you should definitely make time for. If you make crafts, however, then you may want to seriously consider selling your handmade works of art at craft fairs instead of just attending them.

5 Reasons You Need A Website

| April 9, 2012

Every business needs a website—whether the business is already very much established or is one that is just starting out. Many small business owners believe that there aren’t many benefits to having a website. If you’re someone with a similar mindset, you may want to reconsider.

Have You Considered Specializing In Maternity Wear?

| June 28, 2010

Considering the number of pregnant women I see whenever I’m out in public places, AND remembering how difficult it was to find any type of maternity clothes or maternity patterns when my daughter was pregnant with quadruplets, I’d say specializing in making maternity clothes could be very lucrative! I see pregnant women that are plus […]

How To Keep Your Website Alive And Growing

| May 24, 2010

Everyone knows that simply having a website doesn’t necessarily generate sales.  The key to keeping that website alive and growing is all about traffic!  When individuals visit your website / blog and like what they see, they’ll most likely come back again and again. A good way to get that traffic coming back is by […]

Where Has The Profit Gone?

| April 5, 2010

If you are one of those who do work for customers, make things to sell at craft shows or make and sell your wares online, AND if you keep track of your expenses and income, you are probably one of many of us who are wondering……. “Where has the profit gone???” We were a vendor […]

Can Sewers MAKE MONEY Clipping Coupons?

| February 15, 2010

Anybody who is in the sewing/crafting/alterations business would probably laugh at the title of this post.  In the past I would have laughed as well. Denise, over at ShopperStrategy has a  post entitled “How To Make $100/Hour Clipping Coupons” that I found very interesting.  Apparently the Wall Street Journal has an article written by Brett […]