8 Tips For Your First Craft Show

| September 3, 2012

Have you just signed up for your first craft show? Preparing for your craft business’ public debut may be exciting, but it can also be extremely unnerving. Here are some tips to help you get ready for the show: 1) Experiment with different setups. Your booth display can greatly affect your sales, so put a [...]

5 Wonderful Ways to Make Money with Crafting

| August 27, 2012

If you’re looking to make money from selling crafts, one of the most obvious ways to do this is by setting up your own booth at a local craft fair. Although there’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing so, you should know that selling your items at a craft fair isn’t the only way to turn [...]

4 Reasons to Sell Your Crafts on Etsy

| May 2, 2012

Craft fairs are a wonderful way to both market and sell your crafts—but some people simply do not have the time or the money to put up a booth at such fairs. More and more entrepreneurs are beginning to sell their items online. One website very popular among small businesses and hobbyists is Etsy.com. Here [...]

Remodeling the Fabric Business

| June 9, 2009

For some time now WalMart has been phasing out the fabric departments at many of its supercenters.  Estimates are that approximately 60 departments per month are closing, and almost 700 WalMart stores will no longer have a fabric department by the end of this year.  Still others have been switched over to pre-cut, pre-packaged lengths of [...]

Why Haven’t You Started Your Home Business Yet?

| May 26, 2009

We are still getting emails from individuals who are literally “on the fence” about starting a home business.  We totally understand “nervous” and “scared” and “uncertain” about whether to stick your neck out and “just do it” — we’ve been in the same boat before.With that said, we want to say, without a doubt, that NOW [...]

Adding Profit To Your Sewing And Crafts

| May 11, 2009

Many times it is difficult to determine the actual costs involved in making craft or sewing items.  For example, if you’re using your scraps to make aprons, beach bags, purses or toys, how would you figure the cost of the item, and therefore how much to charge for the completed item.An easy way to “estimate” [...]

Are Your Sales Reaching The Goals You’ve Set?

| May 4, 2009

We’re in the second quarter of the year, and the question is — how is your business doing?  Are your sales reaching the goals that you’d set for the year?  How were the sales for the first quarter?If any of the answers are “not doing as well as I was hoping”, or “sales were down [...]

Graduations Are Coming Up Soon!

| May 3, 2009

Graduation days are fast approaching.  For some areas, schools let out around the middle of May, whereas other areas it might be the first week of June.Soooo, whether you have a Kindergarten “graduate”, 8th grade graduate or high school graduate – these cool fabric postcard graduation announcements / invitations can be modified to be used [...]

Holiday Marketing Materials

| November 10, 2008

If your business is one that is out of your home or if it is a brick and mortar store you’ll need to be thinking about doing some Holiday advertising.You could do some newspaper advertising, which will require that you investigate the prices on the various sizes of ads, or you could do some direct [...]

Countdown To Christmas

| November 3, 2008

The Christmas Season has officially started at all the brick and mortar stores.  I’ve been seeing Christmas stuff in Walmart and some places already, but normally the first of November the Halloween decorations come down and Christmas decorations, sales incentives and banners come out in full force.Well, the question of the day is — why [...]