When Should You Hire Help?

Most of us begin our businesses as one-person shows. We make our product, take the photos, make the listings on Etsy and answer the emails. And that’s great! Starting small (with as little debt as possible) is a good way to begin your business. You’re agile with your product, can test what’s working with your customers and get a hands-on feel for what needs to change. But at some point it may be wise to hire help so that you can grow and professionalize. Here’s how to know when.

How to Hire a Model for Your Next Photo Shoot

Designers who create knitted or sewn garments often face the added challenge of finding and hiring models for photo shoots. It can be tough to find a model that has the right look, is experienced and at ease in front of the camera, and is also affordable. Read on for expert tips on how to do just that.

Commercial Printers: Rate and Review

Here are commercial printers commonly used by craft businesses. If you’ve used any of these printers please take a minute to rate them so all can benefit.

Why We Didn’t Outsource our Website

The CIA website is more complex than it looks. Believe it or not, it is because of that complexity that we decided to do as much as possible ourselves. Learn which tasks we tackled and which we out-sourced.

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