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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are You Retired, But Need Extra Money?

| February 1, 2010

We realize that not all of our readers are currently active in the sewing / crafting / alteration businesses.  Some of you are doing other jobs, or have NO job, and are looking for information about starting your own business.  In addition, there are some who are retired, but thanks to the economy their retirement […]

Six Success Tips for Sewing Businesses

| October 13, 2009

1) Find Your Niche Some people think that focusing on a niche is thinking too small, but having a niche product line is actually a wonderful thing!  If you really want to compete with Sears and Toys ‘R Us, you can do that by offering better customer service or by providing more guarantees, but it […]

501 Tips, Strategies & Professional Secrets for the Home Business Entrepreneur

| May 6, 2009

We’re very proud to share with you, our valued readers, our new 90 page ebook “501 Tips, Strategies & Professional Secrets for the Home Business Entrepreneur!”  The ebook is yours free when you subscribe to our weekly emails, just type your name and email address in the box at the upper left of this page […]

Time Management Important To Business Success

| March 9, 2009

In the past we’ve talked about organizing your sewing time in order to be more productive in your work (organizing sewing projects so you’re using white thread for several items before changing to a different color thread, etc).  There are many ways to actually be more productive while working, therefore getting much more work done.The […]

26 Ways To Defeat Your Home Business Disappointments

| October 27, 2008

We all have disappointments and setbacks in our businesses.  How we deal with them will actually tell the tale of how our business will survive.  John Fortner, in his article, gives some outstanding things to think about, as well as to put into action regarding our home businesses.Disappointments follow success like fatigue replaces exertion. It […]