Should you go into business with your best friend?

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Sometimes you just can’t do it all by yourself. You have to create your items to sell, advertise, network, social media marketing, accounting, package, ship, and reply to customers’ emails….arrrgh. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a partner to help you with some of these tasks? Or sometimes you need financial support. Or sometimes you […]

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Eco Etsy: Eco Friendly Year 2012 in Review

It seems like it was just yesterday when I wrote the Eco-Friendly year 2011 in Review for Eco Etsy but another busy year has passed and we had another incredible year for me to recap for you. We are a socially active bunch with a continuous following on social media. We are loved by environmentally […]

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Handmade Business 2012 Success Tips

RegrowRoots

2012 is almost over and most of the online businesses are finished taking orders for the holiday. Holiday season is the busiest time of the year for most retail businesses and while it may be too soon to evaluate what business strategies worked this year, it’s easy to tell what was the most important decision […]

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6 Tips for Strong Holiday Sales on Etsy

ecokaren's NYS subway map necklace

If you followed Myra’s 5 Tips to Get Your Shop Ready for the Holidays Now back in August, you should be ready for the holidays by now. But if you didn’t, that’s ok. It’s not too late to prepare. In addition to what Myra recommended, here are 6 tips on preparing for a strong holiday […]

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Introducing Etsy Gift Cards! {Business Tips}

gift card by ecokaren

Image courtesy of Etsy How many times have you wandered through stores, grumbling, “I don’t know what to buy for Aunt Helen!” or “Dad has everything!” This happens to be all the time. Sometimes I’m very creative and sometimes I hit a wall. I can’t think of any clever or cool or appropriate gifts to […]

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