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

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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 [...]

{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 [...]

{Business Tips} Building Lasting Relationships With Your Customers

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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 [...]

[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, [...]