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Jul 16, 2018

Find Craft Display Ideas at Retail Shops

Craft Display IdeasThis week on the Craft Business Challenge: Search your local retail shops to find display ideas that work for craft shows.

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Jul 14, 2018

9 Handbag Display Photos

Handbag Display Ideas9 photos of handbag display ideas. These beautiful booths will provide plenty of inspiration and show you how to display purses at craft shows.

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Jul 09, 2018

Soap Display Photos & a Craft Tent Review

Soap Display Photos & a Craft Tent ReviewThis week on the Craft Business Challenge: Lots of soap display booth photos, a look at a popular craft tent, and examining 4 popular display booth layouts.

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Jul 04, 2018

New Business Success Secrets

New Business Success SecretsDon't just build any kind of business. Build the type of business you'll love. Here's how...

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Jul 02, 2018

Start Your Online Craft Business

Start Your Online Craft BusinessWant to start building an online craft business? Here are the basics you need to know to get started, plus tips for developing better online business collaborations.

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Jun 27, 2018

Business Success Secrets

Business Success SecretsIf you want to feel your business is a huge success, maybe the secret isn't always in earning piles of money. Here's the surprising factor that often plays the largest role in your feelings of success.

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Jun 25, 2018

Celebrating Independence

Celebrating IndependenceIndependence Day is quickly approaching for our friends in the U.S., so I thought it was a prefect time to celebrate the single resource that is responsible for my own business independence.

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Jun 20, 2018

Craft Booth Designs and Layouts

Craft Booth Designs and LayoutsSmart craft booth designs begin with a sensible layout. Check out these popular craft booth layouts, examine the pros and cons of each, and decide which is best for your needs.

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Jun 20, 2018

Find the Right Work Space for Your Business

Find the Right Work Space for Your BusinessIf you're going to get serious about running a craft business, you need a functional work space. Here's how to choose and create the work space that's right for your needs.

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Jun 18, 2018

Where to Sell Handmade Items

Where to Sell Handmade ItemsThis week on the Craft Business Challenge: Tips for marketing your crafts to local tourists, plus selling crafts on consignment.

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Jun 14, 2018

Significant Changes Coming to Etsy

Etsy announced today some significant changes coming for sellers on the platform. Most notably, they'll be increasing the transaction fee when you make a sale from 3.5% to 5% effective July 18, 2018.

They are also introducing 2 new paid premium Etsy packages, Etsy Plus, available in July, and Etsy Premium, available in 2019. If you're an Etsy seller, and you want more details, click the link below to read more.

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Jun 14, 2018

The Business of Teaching Crafts

The Business of Teaching CraftsIf you want to teach your craft, you'll need to work out the business-related factors involved in teaching. Here's what you need to know about the business of teaching crafts.

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Jun 12, 2018

Small Business Management Tips to Get Your Creative Business off to a Good Start

Get Your Creative Business off to a Good Start4 simple steps you can take to get your craft business off to a great start.

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Jun 04, 2018

26 Craft Show Booth Displays

26 Craft Show Booth DisplaysThis week on the Craft Business Challenge, 26 craft show booth displays, including tabletop displays, handbag displays, and simple booths that let the product shine.

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May 28, 2018

How to Display Clothing & Create a Booth That Tells a Story

Clothing Display IdeasThis week on the Craft Business Challenge, 8 photos of clothing displays including commercially available racks and smart DIY options. How to create a booth that tells a story and entices customers to buy. Plus, a reader shows her clever strategy for choosing a craft tent she loves.

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May 24, 2018

Portable Clothing Displays

8 Clothing Display Ideas8 photos of clothing displays at craft shows. Get ideas for displaying everything from women's fashions to adorable children's clothing.

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May 22, 2018

Portable Display Booths for Clothing Designers

Portable Display Booths for Clothing Designers11 photos of portable display booths help you get ready for craft shows. this week's Craft Business Challenge features clothing displays, plus if you're not sure whether you need to buy a craft tent, read this to get help with your decision.

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May 15, 2018

The Business of Teaching Crafts

The Business of Teaching CraftsAs a crafts instructor, you'll need to know how to set and negotiate fees, create class policies, and manage a whole host of business-related issues. Here's how to get a grip on managing the business side of teaching your craft.

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May 14, 2018

Teaching Skills for Craft Artists

Teaching Skills for Craft ArtistsYou know your craft, but do you know how to teach it? Here's how to brush up your teaching skills and be a better craft instructor.

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May 13, 2018

Best Crafts to Teach

Best Crafts to TeachFor those who've dreamed of being a crafts instructor - The craft teaching series will get you off to a good start. This article in the series looks at how to choose a class topic and project that you can teach successfully and that students want to enrol in and learn.

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May 12, 2018

Where to Teach Your Crafts

Where to Teach Your CraftIn part three of the series on teaching crafts, we look at 6 community venues for teaching crafts. You might want to teach in your home studio, but that space might not be an ideal classroom setting. Don't worry, there are plenty of other venue options for your craft class.

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May 11, 2018

How to Be a Craft Teacher

How to be a Craft TeacherWant to be a craft teacher? Here's what you need to plan, organize, and make happen before you start your first class.

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May 10, 2018

How to Teach Your Craft

Pastel chalk with text overlay - How to Teach Your CraftIf you've ever thought about teaching your craft but don't know how to get started, this series is for you! My brand new 5-part series on how to teach your craft takes you through everything from deciding what to teach, discovering what people want to learn, planning your class, finding a great teaching venue, building your teaching skills, and dealing with the business side of teaching crafts. It's all here...

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May 05, 2018

Pinterest Pin Guide

Laptop with text overlay - Pinterest Pinning 101The basics of Pinterest pins. If you're brand new to Pinterest and not sure how to start pinning, this article is for you.

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May 04, 2018

Pinterest Business Series

Laptop with text overlay - Pinterest Business SeriesThe complete Pinterest Business Series - Nine articles to get you started using Pinterest to grow your craft business.

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