Trend watching is key to sales success. Customers are always on the hunt for the "it" item, so preparation is key. Make sure you have the latest trend in stock and ready to sell when your clients come looking for it. To help you prepare your inventory for the new year, here are ten top trends for 2019 according to various leading craft industry groups. 10 Trends for 2019: Color of the … [Read more...] about 10 Top Trends for 2019
Selling at craft shows takes a lot of time and energy, so you want to make sure you choose your events wisely. As an online maker business, you must make an informed decision about which craft and maker events to participate in to get the most from your investment. There are several factors to consider when deciding which craft fair is right for you and your brand. I gathered advice from a few … [Read more...] about Choosing the Right Craft Fair for Your Goods
We all learn from each other, so why not share the ins and outs of everything it takes to start, run and grow your own business. Whether you’re an established brick and mortar, or someone who’s in the process of creating their own business, our new, monthly small business blog feature will focus on connecting entrepreneurial spirits, like you, with expert insight from small business owner, Kathy … [Read more...] about Meet Small Business Blogger – Kathy Cruz!
You have to spend money to make money, right? This is a fact of being a small business owner. Still, you want to keep your spending in check so that you can maximize your profits and grow your maker business successfully. Here are several ways that you can spread your budget to lower overhead costs. Spread Your Budget and Lower Overhead Costs: Buy Supplies In Bulk You can save time and … [Read more...] about Spread Your Budget and Lower Overhead Costs
As a home-based business owner and maker, it can sometimes feel daunting to reach customers outside your circle of influence. With craft shows you are limited to whoever shows up that day. With online shops, you rely on returning customers, referrals, and social media channels. If you are looking for fresh ideas for attracting clients, we can help. Here are several creative ways to grow your … [Read more...] about Creative Ways to Grow Your Customer Base
Spread some holiday cheer with our festive Fa la la la DIY llama craft. Paint and decorate these wood cutouts for gifts or a fun holiday party craft! Courtesy of Darice® Skill Level: No experience necessary DIY LLAMA SUPPLIES & TOOLS: • Llama Wood Shape #30058227 • 2mm Turquoise Felt #10087-59 • Pink Short Pile Fur Trim #30054181 • 7mm Pom-Poms #1159-11 • .375 Jingle Bell … [Read more...] about Fa La La La Llama Craft