Darice loves #indieretail and we are thrilled to support Independent Retailer Month every July. This month is designed to encourage shoppers to support local businesses and to help celebrate indie retailers. Consumers who shop local will help create more sustainable towns and communities. There are so many great reasons to celebrate independent retailers! What Is Independent Retailer Month … [Read more...] about July is Independent Retailer Month!
If you’re approaching your first holiday season as a brick and mortar store owner or you need a little help preparing for the busy season, consider this your mini small business guide for holiday planning! I know, I know it’s Summer. Why are we talking about the holidays? For seasoned retailers, working way ahead of the seasons is probably the norm. But for new retailers, I often hear … [Read more...] about Small Business Guide For Holiday Planning
Preparing for a craft show can be extremely time consuming, but also profitable and fun! You will meet so many wonderful people and form a comradery with other artists at the event. There is nothing more rewarding than someone purchasing something that you put your blood, sweat, and yes, sometimes tears in. Selling at a holiday craft show can be a little daunting at first, so I put together my … [Read more...] about 6 Tips for Prepping for Holiday Craft Shows
Whether you're hosting a quick craft night with friends or a fun make and take style class, one of these 5 make and take ideas is sure to fill the need you're looking for! Crafts nights are one of my all time favorite ways to get to know people. I love seeing people be creative and express themselves even when it seems like what you're doing is simple and small. I guarantee you, you will see … [Read more...] about 5 Summer Make and Take Project Ideas
One of the top 5 trends in retail this year is hosting workshops or providing customers with experiences. If you’re a maker, this is a great opportunity to not only earn additional income, but it’s also an opportunity to get your business out in front of a new market and potential customers. Before you reach out to a retail store owner, I want to help you be prepared for what you need to know … [Read more...] about 10 Things to Know Before You Teach a Workshop
Are you a maker or small business looking to get out of your studio, store, or online shop so you can connect with and reach more people? Summer Fair and Market Events are a great way to accomplish this AND bring in more revenue. But I have to be honest, they are A LOT of work. Follow along for my tips and tricks for making sure you're prepped for success. 4 steps for exhibiting at a summer … [Read more...] about Summer Fair Exhibiting Guide