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How to use proven visual merchandising techniques including strategic color, clever display design, and smart signs to create an effective craft booth that draws attention to your most profitable products.
Three visual merchandising display strategies retailers use to boost sales that you can use in your portable booth at craft shows. How to use eye level product placement, pyramid-shaped displays, and repetition and alternation to entice shoppers to buy more.
8 photos full of art booth ideas. Here's how to display paintings and art prints in a portable display, create a booth that draws in customers, and make sure your booth design matches the aesthetic of your art.
7 art booth display photos show you how to create a display that showcases your style and draws attention from a distance.
6 tested visual merchandising tip you can use to boost sales at craft shows. Big retailers use these tested strategies to entice customers to shop more, and you can use them in your own craft booth, too.
Habits have an immense impact on your life. Those little tasks you do (or don't do) every day may not seem very consequential on any given day. But when you add up those small, consistent actions over time, they can turn into huge achievements.
Here's the first resource I found that really helped me to actively cultivate better habits that help to accomplish more and reach my goals.
That number shocked me, but it's backed up by scientific studies. And if 45% of our day is habit, that means, if we consciously develop helpful, productive habits, we can get almost half of our day right automatically.
Here's how to make your habits work for you, so you can achieve your goals this year.
Believe me, I've read them all. Too many of them depend on strategies that are only doable if you have total control of your time.
If I had total control of my time, I wouldn't need a time management book in the first place!
There are a few great books out there, though, that have really helped me to accomplish more and thrive.
These books meet you where you are rather than forcing inflexible schedules on you. They present strategies that can work with almost any type of lifestyle and work schedule, and in one way or another, they have all changed my life.
Learn how the most productive people work, and apply these five completely do-able strategies to your own work routines to get more done in 2019.
I have the trend reports, interpreted for craft business owners, so you can create products that are in demand and on trend.
Don't get stuck with a booth full of yesterday's foxes and unicorns when all of your customers are looking for llamas and sloths!
The smart way to achieve your goals is through better habit management.
Actively cultivate a set of habits that truly support your goals, and you'll be on your way to big accomplishments in 2019.
This week on the Craft Business Challenge, I'll share my favorite strategies for cultivating better work habits to accomplish more.
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.
This week, I've spent hours working through holiday retail sales statistics so you don't have to. Want to know what Christmas shoppers are looking for in 2018, so you can market your products more effectively? It's all right here...
How do you find out what will be the best selling Christmas crafts this year? There's limited data published on the craft industry. There's definitely no information specifically about holiday craft sales.
We need to use some research and ingenuity to determine what customers are looking for this holiday season. Retail holiday shopping surveys and trend predictions provide plenty of useable information craft professionals can apply to holiday sales strategies.
I've spent hours pouring over holiday shopper surveys and statistics so you don't have to. Find out what shoppers are looking for this holiday season.
Time for some fun with 50+ DIY Halloween costumes from fabulous designers on Etsy. Get yourself, your kids, and even you dog and cat ready to trick or treating with these clever costumes to sew, knit, or crochet.
Christmas craft show season is almost upon us. Don't worry! You still have time to get your booth ready for the holiday season. Here are plenty of photos of craft booths at Christmas shows to help you spruce up your own display.
10 photos of craft booths all dressed up for Christmas. Whether you want to add a full-sized tree, or just a little garland to your booth, you'll find ideas for decorating your own display for the holiday season here.
I have 3 fantastic new sewing booth photos thanks to reader, Theresa, from Seams Like Monet. Theresa has generously has shared 3 photos of her gorgeous sewing booth. Plus, she describes the decisions she made to create a craft booth that is both attractive and functional.