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Coley International Helps Small Businesses Bring Products to Market

Coley International is a new consulting firm headed by Nichole Schneider, an experienced product developer, and sourcing specialist. With Coley, Schneider is focused on helping solo entrepreneurs and small business owners navigate the product manufacturing process from start to finish.

All About Small Batch Manufacturing with David Allen of Allen Manufacturing

In this webinar, David Allen of Allen Manufacturing in Lewiston, Maine will explain all of the steps you need to have a product manufactured. David specializes in working with small businesses and will walk us through sourcing, creating prototypes, costs, minimums, and turnaround times, and protecting your intellectual property.

Podcast Episode #173: Ellie Lum of Klum House

In this podcast episode, Ellie Lum of Klum House talks about how she built her business teaching bag making classes in person and online and offering kits and patterns for makers at all levels.

Free Spirit’s Closure Signals Weakening of Quilting Cotton Market

Coats and Clark took the quilting community by surprise last week when the company announced they’d be closing Free Spirit Fabrics, their premium quilting cotton brand, effective May 1. The closure signals a softening of the market for quilting cotton after a 20-year boom.

Sources for Custom Cloth Labels

Adding a custom cloth label to your handmade item gives it a professional touch and makes it easily identifiable.

Podcast Episode #3: Shawn Smith of Shawnimals

  Shawnimals website. All images by Shawnimals and used with permission. Today I’m very excited to bring you an interview with Shawn Smith, the creator of Shawnimals. I contacted Shawn because he has a thriving plush business that includes both handmade toys and toys he’s designed and had manufactured in China and then distributed to […]

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