Finding Your Niche Market by Accident

| November 16, 2017

How can you possibly find a niche market by accident, you ask? Think about it.  When was the last time you needed or wanted something and couldn’t find it?  I can guarantee that if YOU are looking for something and can’t find it, there are many others looking for a similar item as well! There […]

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 […]

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?”  […]

Advertise for PENNIES ….. Make THOUSANDS

| October 18, 2016

It makes no difference if you have an internet site, brick and mortar store, or a work at home business, it is a fact that none will succeed if nobody knows you’re there. Advertising IS the key to success; however advertising doesn’t have to cost a fortune!  Of course, the big display ads cost advertisers […]

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 Get Local Publicity for Your Small Business

| April 23, 2012

Getting local publicity is a fundamental step when it comes to marketing your small business. In fact, for many small business owners, local marketing is the only type of marketing they know of and need. Here are some great ways to get local publicity: 1)  Get involved in community events. Although donating money to charities […]

2009 Holiday Shopping Trends

| November 10, 2009

The online holiday shopping season has already begun according to the IRI Holiday Forecast.  With only a month and a half until Christmas, and less than three weeks until Black Friday, most people have already started their holiday shopping, so you should be busy with holiday promotions for your business. Consider the predicted 2009 shopping […]

5 Ways to Promote Your Sewing Business

| September 17, 2009

Promoting your business is the key to its success!  If you don’t promote your business, how will you find new customers and help the business to grow?  Here are some easy steps to help you promote your sewing business. 1)  Create Some Marketing Tools Every business should have business cards and flyers.  It doesn’t matter […]

Human Touch Even Affects Online Sales

| September 10, 2009

A recent survey by Harris Interactive and IMShopping concluded that more than half of consumers make purchase decisions “at least sometimes” based on their abilitity to get help from another person.  Of those surveyed, 52% said they had decided NOT to make a purchase because they weren’t able to get any human interaction for assistance […]

Why Insert Flyers In Your Mailings?

| August 10, 2009

If you are not already including flyers and informational material about your website / blog / additional products with packages you are sending out, we consider that as sending a “naked” package.Flyers and informational sheets are very inexpensive to have printed (or you can make your own and simply print them out on your printer as […]