[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, [...]

{Business Tips} 12 Trends to Watch in 2012

The word “trend” can sometimes be seen as a polar opposite of “green”.  A trendy outfit can be one that is worn once or twice and then discarded into a landfill….or hopefully upcycled into something beautiful and new!   However, for me, the word trend encompasses business opportunity.  Understanding trends in consumer behavior can open [...]

{Business Tips} 2011 – Look Back & Plan Forward

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With 2011 officially in the rear view mirror, right now is a great time to take a look at your performance stats from the year and set some solid goals for your business in 2012.  Information today is abundant, allowing us to easily track sales, Facebook fans, blog followers, traffic drivers and much more.  At [...]

{Business Tips} A Year of Ideas to Build Your Business

  As the year winds to a close, I thought it would be fitting to take a look back at the business tips from 2011.  This year, we had 8 awesome bloggers contribute to create 49 posts.  All of these posts were aimed at helping advance our Etsy shops and improve our performance both online [...]

{Business Tips} Two Hours to a Holiday Ready Etsy Shop

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A couple months ago, Etsy kicked off their annual Holiday Boot Camp aimed at getting shop owners organized and prepared for the holidays.  For those who have been participating in the program, you are set and ready for the quickly approaching Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days.  For those who consider participating or are [...]