{Business Tips} When a Rising Tide Lifts all Ships

A couple years ago there was a conversation in the creative community around creative tithing (taking a certain portion of our creative incomes and supporting other artists’ and makers’ creative ventures with it). Maybe with the holiday season approaching it could be a good time to talk about this again. Tithing means giving 1/10th of […]

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{Business Tips} Managing Our Energy Instead of Just Our Time

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So, like many of us I set up my business as a one woman show. This was not a conscious decision – I never said, or even thought, “I am just going to do everything!“ I just did one thing- I made something. And then I did another thing – I marketed it. And then I did […]

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{Thoughts on Shops} Kanelstrand Photography – surreal photographic prints from Scandinavia!

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For this week’s Thoughts on Shops we take a look at the gorgeous and totally stunning surreal fine art photography shop of Norwegian photographer Sonya Kanelstrand. Sonya says, “in a fast-paced world, where little attention is paid to the favorable effect that art has over people’s imagination I am offering a piece of inspiration to […]

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{Thought on Shops} A Peek at What Our Team Members are Doing Sooo Well and Some Tips, too

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I had to move this month’s Thoughts on Shops to fall because the featured shop closed for the summer – I hope she is sitting on a  beach somewhere right now, drinking margaritas and howling at the moon. (the thought of this makes me totally jealous although I do howl at the moon once in […]

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{Thoughts on Shops} Takes on the Amazing Shop of Aloha Aina – Soul Role!

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Soul Role is the incredible handmade, organic and eco-friendly apparel shop of Nancy Campbell of Hawaii (formerly of New Jersey- which gives me some hope that I might get out of Jersey one day, too). Nancy’s goal is that customers connect with her deep aloha aina (love and respect of the land) in her products – […]

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