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Jan 17, 2017

Get Your Juried Art Show Applications Ready

Juried Art Show Application TipsAre you hoping to sell your crafts at some juried art shows in 2017? Check the websites of shows you want to attend. A lot of them will have their 2017 applications up now, or in the next few weeks.

January is a good time to get to work on craft show applications. Read these tips first to make a great impression.

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Jan 15, 2017

Undercover Tent Review

Undercover Tent ReviewIf you're in the market for a new craft canopy, have a look at the Undercover tent. Here's why one reader chose this brand, plus the savvy strategy she used to research portable canopies before buying.

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Jan 10, 2017

12 Portable Jewelry Display Photos

Portable Jewelry Display PhotosThere's 12 brand new portable jewelry display photos on the site! They feature four lovely booths and show off some smart, creative ways to display your crafts that you might not have thought of or seen before.

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Jan 05, 2017

Effective Work Habits to Grow Your Craft Business

Effective Work HabitsEffective work habits can help you get 40% of your day right automatically.

Find out how you can develop habits that will move your business forward, help you avoid procrastination, and automatically get down to work to accomplish your goals.

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Dec 01, 2016

Save 20% and Discover the Best Craft Business for You

Save 20%Are you sure you're building craft business you really want? Making the best use of your strengths? Creating a business that's in line with your values?

You can discover the Best Craft Business for You, and save 20% on this three-week course with the promo code SAVE20.

But hurry, the promo code only lasts until December 2nd at 10:00 Eastern time.

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Nov 28, 2016

Creative Business Ideas for Craft Professionals

Creative Business Ideas for Craft ArtistsIf you're willing to embrace technology, there are loads of creative business ideas you can use to develop your craft business.

Here are just a few ways craft artists can grow a business using new technology.

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Nov 23, 2016

4 Mistakes Handmade Business Owners Can Avoid

Handmade Business MistakesThere are 4 common mistakes handmade business owners make. I've made them myself, and I've seen too many people make them. These mistakes can end up costing you a whole lot of wasted time and money.

Happily, you can avoid them. Read on to find out how...

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Nov 22, 2016

How to Create the Best Craft Business for You

How to create the best craft business for youComing Soon - Learn how to develop a craft business that is truly in line with your strengths and your values.

The Best Craft Business for You is the only course that teaches you how to...

* find and explore all of the creative skills you can bring to your business

* examine types of products to find options you've never considered

* and brainstorm a whole ranges of business opportunities

to find the craft business that is the best fit for you.

The course launches December 1st.

There will we exciting bonuses, including a 20% off promo code for newsletter subscribers.

Click below to sign up for my newsletter so you don't miss out on all of the extras.

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Oct 24, 2016

Unique Jewelry Displays in Black and White

Unique Jewelry Displays9 photos of some truly unique jewelry displays.

First, an all black booth - including a black tent - that breaks so many rules, and looks fabulous and dramatic. Contrast that with some all white booths, and mostly white booths that use a single pop of color for interest to see the effect black or white backdrops have on your jewelry displays.

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Oct 14, 2016

Christmas Craft Fair Booth Decor

Habit ManagementChristmas craft fairs are just around the corner.

If you're selling at holiday shows, you want your display to look festive, but you don't want to spend a ton of money on booth decor that you'll only use a couple of times a year.

Here's your solution: Printable holiday bunting and hang tags in six coordinating holiday colors and patterns. And when your shows are finished for the year, you can use the bunting to decorate your home, and you can print up a few extra hang tags for your Christmas gift wrapping.


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Sep 30, 2016

Habit Management - How to Cultivate Effective Work Routines

Habit ManagementLearn habit management strategies to help you develop and stick to better routines for your craft business. This resource has helped me develop positive habits that have eluded me for years. Read on to find out more...

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Sep 22, 2016

More Handmade Clothing Display Photos

Handmade Clothing DisplayPlenty more handmade clothing display booth photos! Oodles of inspiration for clothing designers to prepare for your next craft show.

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Sep 17, 2016

Jewelry Displays for Craft Fairs

Jewelry Displays for Craft Fairs11 photos of fabulous jewelry displays right here!

Get all kinds of inspiration to create your own spectacular jewelry booth for craft shows.

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Sep 08, 2016

10 Handmade Clothing Display Photos

Handmade Clothing DisplayDiscover the must-have clothing display items you need for your craft show booth. Plus, learn how clothing designers grab customers' attention and show off their signature style. 10 booth photos show you how to make your clothing display look fabulous!

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Aug 27, 2016

Improve Inventory Management for Your Craft Business

Improve inventory management for your craft businessNeed to improve inventory management for your business?

If you feel the need to get a better grasp on organizing your craft business, there are plenty of solutions and strategies to help you out. Click through to learn how I simplified my business and improved my own inventory management.

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Aug 25, 2016

The Best Retail Inventory Software for Your Needs

Retail inventory software for craft businessesWhen it comes to choosing inventory management software, craft professionals have some very specialized needs. You have raw materials, as well as finished products to consider, and there's a good chance you sell at several types of venues, which all have their own demands.

Here's how to assess inventory management solutions for your business, plus some software options that work for craft professionals.

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Aug 23, 2016

Retail Inventory Management for Your Craft Business

Retail inventory management for craft businessesDo you have a good retail inventory management system in place to track your handmade products? Find out why it's worth your time to set up a good tracking system and get your business organized.

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Jul 25, 2016

Dazzling Retail Jewelry Displays

Retail jewelry displaysThese beautiful retail jewelry displays will give you plenty of inspiration to create your own fantastic craft booth.

Click below to see innovative display pedestals, gorgeous color and natural materials to create a cohesive look, and fantastic use of light and mirrors.

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Jul 11, 2016

Sell Your Crafts to Tourists

Tourism in art and craftsIf you live in a popular tourist destination, are you taking full advantage of that industry as a venue for selling crafts? Click below to read what I've learned from some very talented artisans about selling crafts to tourists.

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Jul 09, 2016

4 Craft Home Party Ideas

4 Craft Home Party IdeasHome parties can be a good low-risk way to start selling your crafts. Parties can take a few different formats - each with their own pros and cons. Click through for four ways to host a craft home party and the strengths and weaknesses of each party style.

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Jul 08, 2016

Selling Crafts at Small Shows

Making money with crafts at small showsAre you thinking about selling your crafts at some small venue shows before you dive in and make a bigger commitment to larger shows? Click below to read of the pros and cons I've discovered around participating in smaller shows...

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Jul 07, 2016

What to Look for in a Craft Tent

What to look for in a display tentIf you need to buy a craft tent, check out this list of features to look for so you choose the right tent for your needs...

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Jul 06, 2016

100+ Craft Display Booth Photos

Hundreds of Craft Display Booth PhotosThere are oodles of craft display booth photos on this site, and new ones are added often. I wish I'd had access to so many booth photos when I was planning my own booth to figure out what works and what doesn't.

If you're looking for craft booth inspiration, click the link below for plenty of photos...

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Jul 05, 2016

Choose the Right Craft Show

Choose the Right Craft ShowCraft shows are not created equal. Some are definitely better than others for craft professionals. And some are a good fit for one type of product, and not so good for other products.

It can be heartbreaking to sit through a craft show that's not a great fit and barely make your booth fee. So here are several factors to consider when committing to participate in a show...

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Jul 04, 2016

Home Jewelry Party Tips

Home Jewelry Party TipsHome parties can be an excellent, low-risk way to start selling your crafts. Here's what I've learned through selling at my own home jewelry parties...

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