{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} Marketing Strategy – Kick Starting Your 2012 Plan

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I know.  It’s October.  You are knee deep in getting your shop ready for the busy holiday season.  You can’t imagine why you would dive into a 2012 plan yet.  However, this is really a great time of year to start collecting information and thinking about changes in your overall strategy for 2012. So, I’ve [...]

{Business Tips} Growing Pains

Hand Painted Art Fabric, Tree of Life, Sunny Day by Quiltartfabric Nearly two years into my jewelry business endeavor, I find it hard to believe sometimes that I’m still going through so many growing pains.  In the beginning, the challenges were focused on design, product and pricing.  Then, the attention turned to marketing challenges – [...]

{Business Tips} A Strategy for Events

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Events.  Some artists spend most of their weekends all year long traveling to events near and far, while others don’t do events at all.  For some, an “event” is a trunk show in their living room with 15 close friends, others wouldn’t consider anything with less than 100,000 attendees. How about you?  Do you participate [...]