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We'll look at a three part series that shows you how to research and develop a product that has a better chancellor success. Learn how to find and fix flaws, develop a prototype, test your product, and use information from your competition to create a better product.
You've been approached by another business owner who wants to collaborate with you on a project. Is this partnership a big opportunity to grow your business, or might it end up being a colossal waste of your time?
Will you say yes?
Here's how I assess partnership proposals to decide if I want to commit my time to a project.
Starting a new business project can mean you're taking on risk. Even if you're not risking a lot of money, you may be risking your time, which is also extremely valuable.
Before you dive into a new business project, ask these 5 questions to determine if a new business project is worth the commitment of your time and money.
Time management gurus like to tell us how to cram more into our day. But, what if the answer isn't cramming in more? What if the real answer to feeling like you're thriving is to accomplish more by doing less?
Here's how your business can thrive while you do less and save time for other priorities.
Too many ideas, not enough time. That's how I often feel. I'll admit, it's one of my biggest weaknesses when it comes to running a business. Taming my tendency to jump from one project to another is my goal for the coming year. Here's how I plan to tackle this big challenge.
It's crucial that you spend your resources wisely. As a solopreneur, there's no resource more precious than your time. Yet, many of us waste that precious time to save a few dollars, or because we decide to work on projects that don't have a lot of potential return on the time spent.
This week on the Craft Business Challenge I have 4 articles that will challenge you to rethink how you use and value your precious time.
The retail jewelry displays in this indie shop are some of my all-time favorite displays - and I have looked at a lot of jewelry displays! These ideas are perfect for showing your jewelry in a retail shop, but they are also portable enough to use in your craft booth.
This week on the Craft Business Challenge: I have oodles of photos of gorgeous displays in indie retail shops. For those who sell at craft shows, these display ideas are portable enough to use in a craft display booth. Plus, I'm also sharing photos of 6 craft booths that do a spectacular job of using color to make an impact. Color is a low-cost, high-impact way to make your displays more effective. Read on to see how to use color to make an impact with your own craft display.
Discover how to price crafts for profit. Learn how to thoroughly assess your costs, consider how the competition's prices impact your business, discover how to raise the perceived value and decreasing costs to increase profits.
Price your crafts logically and profitable, not emotionally. Discover how to use a craft pricing strategy that is objective and based on business goals and eliminates emotion when you set your prices.
Discover how to price your crafts to meet your business goals. Your product pricing has a bigger impact on the direction of your business than you might think. Here's how to price your crafts to grow the type of business you really want.
How to price your products intelligently for a profitable craft business. Learn popular theories on product pricing, and calculate retail and wholesale prices for your handmade items with a free, downloadable craft pricing calculator.
Instagram marketing is a natural fit for many craft businesses. The platform is highly visual, providing excellent opportunities to show off your handmade products.
But, is Instagram marketing right for your business? And how do you get started building a presence on Instagram? That's what we'll explore this week on the Craft Business Challenge.
A study of retail market trends shows you when shoppers plan to start their holiday shopping. Discover the biggest in-store and online retail days, so you can plan your promotions in time to sell more crafts this Christmas season.