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
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education is more than just a buzzword. STEAM is shaping what we teach and the way we teach. I recently touched on how STEAM education enhances student learning, and followed that up with ideas for how to budget for STEAM activities. Whether you are new to this style of instruction or a seasoned pro, the hunt for great activities is always … [Read more...] about Top 10 STEAM Focused Blogs for Teachers
I recently shared a post about the importance of STEAM education in the classroom. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. More and more educators are pointing to the need to integrate the arts with lessons as a way to enhance student learning. When I taught in an elementary school I often used art activities as a way to help students better understand concepts. I doubt … [Read more...] about Budgeting for Classroom STEAM Activities
STEM has been an integral part of education for nearly a decade. The letters STEM stand for science, technology, engineering, and math. These subject areas are part of the fastest growing career fields in the world, and educational leaders have wisely chosen to make these topics core areas of study in order to prepare students for the future. Recently there has been a push to expand the focus of … [Read more...] about The Importance of STEAM in the Classroom
School will be in session before you know it! While parents and students might still be enjoying the lazy days of summers, teachers are eagerly getting ready to welcome new faces to their classrooms in the new school year. Technology plays a huge role in education nowadays, and there are many excellent apps that can help teachers bring creativity to their classrooms. Here are some of the top … [Read more...] about Top Creative Apps for Teachers