The Edinburgh Yarn Festival took place last weekend. Hanna Lisa Haferkamp was at this exciting yarn event and brings us this report.
As creative business owners, we have to keep on top of many things at once. Sometimes it can feel like we spend more time tied to the computer than crafting, and that’s not a great feeling! Fiona Pullen is the owner of The Sewing Directory and the author of Craft a Creative Business. She uses a series of apps to stay productive and organized and work more efficiently. Learn to use a few of these apps and you’ll free up the time to focus on what you really enjoy.
Many small craft businesses are unsure if it is worth paying out a few hundred dollars on insurance or whether they can get by without it.
A business retreat is an opportunity to surround yourself with a group of like-minded solopreneurs to take a critical look at your business with you.
Planning the details of your business retreat beforehand will ensure you and all the participants to get the most out of the retreat.
While social media and advertising are important, don’t overlook the value of getting exposure in magazines, newspapers, and blogs.
Do you find yourself writing the same types of emails over and over again for your business? Programs Like Gmail’s Canned Responses and Text Expander can help you streamline your approach to answering emails, and free up more time for marketing, shipping orders, or anything else that might need attention your business. I use canned responses to speed up replies to wholesale requests, client questions, customer support, job applicants, and more.
Stitches events are held five times a year in locations across the country. While each event has its own character, vendors, and atmosphere, many agree that Stitches West is the crown jewel of the annual schedule. California in February. Stacey Trock was there and brings us this report.
Mood boards are a wonderful tool to get un-stuck, organized, or inspired. Use a mood board to tighten your vision for a project and refine the aesthetic.
Many people take up hand lettering as a way to de-stress, but figuring out where to start can be an overwhelming task.