{Business Tips} Promote Your Business With Tophatter

Tophatter Live Auction

Have you checked out Tophatter?  Tophatter is a fairly new live auction site that you can attend right from the comfort of  your home.  All you need is a laptop, internet connection, and of course a Tophatter account.  As a buyer, If you decide to decide to bid and win an item, PayPal is the [...]

{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 [...]

{Business Tips} Business Plan of Attack

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Back in January, Lori of Drinks to Design, wrote a great post, 2011 – Look Back & Plan Forward.  It is now April {can you believe it?} and if you haven’t already, you should take some time to devise a plan of attack.  There are lot of people out that that will stress the importance of having [...]

{Business Tips} 4 Simple-Yet-Effective Tips for Running Successful Facebook Ads

Growing Up Wild

I’ve toyed around with Facebook Ads but not enough to offer any ground-breaking advice. However, our own Kelly Engel of Growing Up Wild shared some simple-yet-effective tips to help us get up and running with Facebook Ads. Running Effective Facebook Ads I paid for about $230 in facebook ads last year.  For me they were a great [...]

{Business Tips} Etsy Introduces Direct Checkout

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On February 7th, Etsy announced that they will be rolling out a new Direct Checkout feature over the next few months.  At present, Etsy shop owners have been able to accept major credit cards payments for shop orders only through the use of PayPal. If you noticed the announcement in your shop and watched the video, you [...]