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Dec 14, 2018

Test Your Craft Business Product Idea

Test Your Craft Business Product IdeaHow to create a prototype for your craft business product idea and test it to improve your product and boost your chance for success.

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Dec 13, 2018

How to Assess Business Ideas & Find the Most Promising Opportunities

Better Business CollaborationsHow to assess business ideas, toss out ones that won't work, and focus on developing a well-conceived craft business idea with a real chance for success.

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Dec 10, 2018

Handmade Product Development

Better Business CollaborationsThis week on the Craft Business Challenge: How to develop a better product.

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.

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Dec 09, 2018

Better Business Collaborations

Better Business CollaborationsYou'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.

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Dec 08, 2018

Measuring New Project Benefits and Risks

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.

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Dec 07, 2018

Setting Priorities to Accomplish More by Doing Less

Setting Priorities to Do Less BetterTime 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.

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Dec 06, 2018

Do Effective Things Well

Do Effective Things WellToo 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.

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Dec 05, 2018

How to Assess Business Ideas & Find the Most Promising Opportunities

How to Assess Business Ideas & Find the Most Promising OpportunitiesHow to assess business ideas, toss out ones that won't work, and focus on developing a well-conceived craft business idea with a real chance for success.

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Dec 05, 2018

Craft Booth Color

Craft Booth ColorEffective use of color is an affordable way to make your craft booth more inviting. These 6 craft displays show you how to use color effectively in your own booth.

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Dec 03, 2018

Stop Wasting Your Most Precious Resource

Stop Wasting Your Most Precious ResourceIt'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.

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Nov 30, 2018

Dazzling Retail Jewelry Displays

Dazzling Retail Jewelry DisplaysThe 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.

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Nov 28, 2018

12 Retail Display Design Photos

12 Retail Display Design Photos12 beautiful retail display design ideas perfect for displaying crafts in indie shops and portable enough to use at craft shows.

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Nov 27, 2018

Retail Display Solutions for Your Craft Show Booth Dilemmas

Retail Display SolutionsThis 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.

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Nov 24, 2018

How to Price Crafts and Things You Make to Sell

How to Price Crafts and Things You Make to SellDiscover 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.

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Nov 23, 2018

Pricing Crafts to Address All of Your Costs

Pricing Crafts to Address All of Your CostsPricing crafts can be tricky business. To be profitable, you need to be sure you've factored in all of your costs. Here's how to ensure you've accounted for all of your costs in your product prices.

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Nov 22, 2018

Separate Craft Pricing Decisions From Your Emotions

Price your crafts logically, and not emotionallyPrice 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.

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Nov 21, 2018

Price Your Crafts to Match Your Business Goals

How to Price Your CraftsDiscover 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.

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Nov 20, 2018

Craft Pricing Formula and Downloadable Calculator

Craft Pricing FormulaThis craft pricing formula shows you how to price your craft for profit. Plus, download a free craft pricing calculator to apply the formula to your own products.

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Nov 19, 2018

How to Price Your Products

How to Price Your ProductsHow 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.

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Nov 17, 2018

Smarter Instagram Hashtags

Instagram FollowersThese 6 simple steps will help you find better hashtags for Instagram and boost your social media visibility.

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Nov 16, 2018

Get Found on Instagram Search

Instagram FollowersDevelop a better understanding of how Instagram search works, so you can boost your chances of being found and grow your presence on Instagram.

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Nov 15, 2018

Get More Instagram Followers

Instagram FollowersWant to grow your Instagram following? Here's how to get more Instagram followers without using spammy tricks that could put your account at risk.

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Nov 14, 2018

Is Instagram Marketing Right For Your Business?

Instagram MarketingIs Instagram marketing really right for your craft business? Here's how to find out whether it's worth your precious and limited time to develop an engaged following on Instagram.

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Nov 13, 2018

Instagram Business Marketing

Instagram Business MarketingDiscover how to promote your business on Instagram.

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.

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Nov 02, 2018

Retail Market Trends - Christmas Holiday Shopping Data and Predictions for 2018

Sell More Crafts this ChristmasA 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.

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