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#Hashtag This

How many of you are fluent in the use and language of hashtags (#) in social media? If you are like me, it has been a "learn as you go" type of education. Becoming an active and engaged social media user enrich your handmade business, but you have...

9 Critical Steps for Starting a Craft Business

I recently spoke with a friend who was attempting to turn her hobby (superb needleworking skills) into a business (providing vestments for Catholic priests). ''I have the craft part down cold,'' she told me, ''But I'm having trouble organizing...

3 Steps to a More Effective Trade Show

The current economic situation has compounded a tendency I've noticed increasing at trade shows for several years: Buyers who used to write their whole season's orders at shows now seem to be using shows to gather information for later ordering, or...

Are YOU Ready for Your First Craft Show?

Everyone in your family has an entire jewelry wardrobe from you--earrings for their birthdays, bracelets at Christmas, necklaces for Mother's Day. In fact you've given so much jewelry as gifts, they can't even rotate through them in a year and that...

Jewelry Design Inventory--Part of Your Business Plan

Taking detailed pictures and including thorough lists of materials used doesn't sound very fun to the artistic jewelry-maker. It's the kind of paperwork most of the artistically minded loathe. But ... If you're making jewelry--even a few...

Are you a Hobbyist or in Business?

It's all well and good to say that artists need to be businesslike rather than bohemian, but those who want the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to accept work-related deductions on their federal tax returns do not have a choice. If the IRS believes...

Grow Your Own Jewelry Business

Do you dream of starting a , with your own field of dreams waiting to be planted? Many businesses start with a unique vision that includes hope, creativity, skills, personal commitment, business integrity, an organized plan, products to sell and...

Photography Tips

You'll find many sources of photography tips on the Internet, but few are focused on showing you how to photograph jewelry. Taking quality images of jewelry designs and beaded art can be a special challenge for new artists who want to save money and...

Choosing a Mobile Card Reader for In-Person Sales

While Square is the most common and well-known option, jewelry makers have alternatives, too--including Sell On Etsy, PayPal Here and more. Here are three popular systems: Other mobile card reading systems exist, and may be right for you and your...
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