{Business Tips} Nurturing Entrepreneurialism – Etsy With Your Kids


My son approached me some time ago, with a feverish desire to make some cash.  He had recently come home from an incredible week at summer camp, and was all ready to sign up for a second term.  He came to me with a plan, to have the world’s most awesome lemonade stand, to make […]

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{Green Living} Make Your Own Kite – A Green Craft For Summer

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Now that summer is in full swing, I am stocking my “going out bag”, which is a growing-up version of a diaper bag, with on-the-fly good times for my kids who are always on the go.  Personally, as a science teacher, I always really dig a good crafty science experiment, which allows a naturally budding […]

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{Tuesday Treasury} Summer Glow

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This week’s Tuesday Treasury winner is Summer Glow by Fia of FiaNaturals. This post and selection of the winner this week are courtesy of last week’s winner – Jennifer  from Snackaby.  Here is why Jennifer chose the winning collection: This collection is made up of unusual items from Team Eco Etsy, all with beautiful photography in […]

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{Business Tips} How To Ship Plastic-Free

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This week’s business tips is a tutorial.  I’ve had several members contact me looking for advice about greening-up shipping practices using paper, reclaimed materials, paper tape, and other plastic-free alternatives to conventional shipping materials.  Many of our customers come to our shops looking for green businesses, find us through the Team Eco Etsy Blog, and […]

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{Business Tips} Free Stickers For You to Brag Your Green Shipping Practices (And Promote Our Team!)

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Over the past few months, we’ve had several posts around here about greening up your shipping and packaging practices.  We have members who are making their own shipping containers, re-pulping sticker paper backing to make handmade thank you notes, reusing vintage envelopes to make corner bookmark business cards, trading plastic tape for paper, and using […]

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{Green Business} Handmade Chibi Business Card, and Eco-Crushing Joon and Scout


I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, and writing, lately about green business practices.  I’ve been combing, lurking, scoping and scouting all over Team Eco Etsy, in a hunt for pretty examples of our team’s amazing green business practices to share with you.  I have found a veritable mountain of inspiration, which I hope to […]

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{Business Tips} Greening Your Shipping Practices

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Team Eco Etsy puts its money where its mouth is!  If you visit  our team page, you will see that our team prides itself on this mission statement,  “As a global team of eco-minded Etsy sellers, our mission is dedicated to protecting our planet by utilizing methods to reduce carbon footprints in managing our businesses in […]

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{Business Tips} Building Lasting Relationships With Your Customers

Prehnite Pendant by NaturesArtMelbourne.etsy.com

As small business owners, we spend a lot of energy attracting new customers — building a fantastic product line, updating our shop photography, rewriting item descriptions, and marketing and promoting our shops.  Of course it is important to spend time working on gaining new customers, but it is also critical to think about valuing (and […]

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[Business Tips} A Fresh Look At Surveys

It is part of our human nature, as social creatures  craving acceptance, to wonder what others think of us.  As business owners too, we often wonder whether our customers are interested in our products, drawn in by our photography,  and engaged in our stories.  It can be hard to ask what others think of us, […]

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