Join our productivity challenge

Join us for a Productivity Challenge!

Productivity is a challenge for handmade business owners!  And I’m inviting you to join our Productivity Challenge in our Facebook group! Every Monday in our Facebook group the theme is Manage “IT” Monday, now the “IT” is whatever task or tasks you have that have been sitting on your back burner that you’ve been ignoring for …

Email Etiquette - Be Concise & Professional

Email Etiquette – Be Concise & Professional

Another important aspect of email etiquette is to be concise and professional. Stop and think about a paper document, where it is absolutely essential to make everything completely clear, because your audience will not have a chance to ask for clarification.  With email, text and even Facebook posts, your recipient can ask questions immediately.  Like …

Email Etiquette - Making a GOOD first impression

Email Etiquette-Making a GOOD First Impression

Email etiquette and making a GOOD first impression are so important for your handmade business. Let’s start by comparing the various ways that we initially meet our potential customers. Making a good first impression in a traditional meeting: Let’s say you are exhibiting at a craft fair, people are coming into your booth space and …

email etiquette

Email Etiquette Basics – Why it’s important

Let’s start with email etiquette basics and why it’s important in your handmade business. It’s amazing to find in this day of technology and it’s high reliance on email and text messaging as a standard means of communication that some businesses still do not realize just how important their communications are. In the business world …

Email etiquette

Email Etiquette & Your Handmade Business

Email etiquette in your handmade business is SO important!  Whether you love or hate email it’s here to stay – we can’t avoid it – but there is a lot to email etiquette that people just don’t seem to stop and think about. Now, I’m not talking about the email newsletter subscriptions that you’ve signed …

Handmade business OVERWHELM!

Handmade business OVERWHELM

Handmade business OVERWHELM!  A topic that few people discuss, mainly because everyone seems to want to lead you to believe that running a handmade business is EASY – and they focus on the glamour of owning and running your own business. Well, I’m different – I’m brutally honest.  Owning a handmade business isn’t for the …

Tips for tracking income & expenses by venue

Tips for Tracking Income & Expenses by venue

Tracking income and expenses by venue or customer and the various jobs/projects you do for them is something every handmade business owner will want or need to do at some point.  After all, we want to know which craft fair we spent the most money on and the amount of money that we made from …

best laid plans go down the drain

Best laid plans often go down the drain

Sometimes our best laid plans often go down the drain.  That’s what happened to me this week.  Like many of you I have a a demanding “other” job and sometimes that interfere’s with EVERYTHING and my plans just go down the drain. If you have a job in addition to your handmade business or if …