Are you a maker who’s ready to grow and scale their business? Have you set up an efficient system to make your products quickly? Have you sourced your materials at discounted prices, or in bulk, so you can sell at wholesale prices and still profit? If you answered yes to these questions, then you might be ready to approach retailers and sell your products at wholesale or consignment pricing. … [Read more...] about Selling to Retailers: Are you Prepared?
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
In my article listing the top five pieces of advice for running a business from home, I wrote about the importance of staying connected and organized using technology. Small business owners can keep working wherever they are thanks to a wide variety of apps. These applications will help you manage your time, your inventory, be ready for tax season, and so much more. Here are some of the best … [Read more...] about Best Apps for Your Maker Business
English real estate entrepreneur William Penn famously said, "Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." For most entrepreneurs, time always seems to be in short supply. The tasks on your daily to-do list – from making products to meeting with customers – could probably fill an entire week. How can you make the most of your limited time? Here are 10 tried-and-true time management … [Read more...] about 10 Essential Time Management Tips for Makers