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Take a Break!
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When was the last time that you really took a break? After all, there is so much to be done… social networking, blogging, marketing, finish this project and that one, design the next one. The list goes on and on, and if you are anything at all like me, you sleep soundly at night while […]

Stupid Laws – Alabama
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All around the country you could be breaking the law and not even know it! The funniest part? Lawmakers had to sit down, write up the law, and get it passed at some point! In honor of these nutty ordinances, I present to you some handmade treasures inspired by Ice Cream to highlight Alabama’s law […]

The Power of the Press
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Almost everyone today would flat out tell you that newspapers have outlived their usefulness; that no one reads ‘the paper’ anymore. If you want to read something, you simply go online. While that may be true, those newspapers are what many people are reading online. The press still has a tremendous impact and a wide […]

Did you know????
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All around the country, there are ridiculous laws on the books that to anyone with an ounce of common sense would laugh at! These people actually took the time to write them up, submit them, debate them, and pass them into law! In Rhode Island, you may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the […]

Creating Holiday-Specific Items – Good or Bad Idea?
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The holidays are upon us. As small business owners, we are all thinking of what might sell during the holidays, and possibly considering offering handmade, holiday specific pieces. Is this a good or bad idea? There is really no definitive answer to that question. There are both rewards and pitfalls to creating holiday-specific items, so […]

Welcome Autumn with Handmade
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The nights are getting cooler and the kids are back to school which only means one thing, Fall is here! In honor of those cooler days and falling leaves, I present to you some amazing handmade treasures with Autumn inspiration by the talented artists of HandmadeArtists. The Leaves are Falling Red Pressed Glass Leaf Dangle […]

Does Your Online Shop Look Like a “Real” Shop? Inspiring Confidence in Web Shoppers
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People all over the world shop online. They are looking for quality, value, something a bit unusual, a combination of all of these things, or something else entirely. The miracle comes when this total stranger manages to find your shop. When that happens, do they immediately think it’s a real store-some place they can confidently […]

What’s an Avatar? How Do I Get One? Why Do I Need One?
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If you cruise around the web at all, you’ve been asked to add an avatar at almost every turn. Sometimes, it’s a simple request to upload a picture for your profile; sometimes you are asked for a logo or thumbnail; sometimes it’s specifically called an avatar. All it is is a small .jpg (picture file) […]

Time to be a Kid Again!
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Today is the day to go back to your childhood and relive all those wonderful memories! It is National Be a Kid Again Day! In honor of this day to remember the simple things that made you happy as a child, I invite you to check out some of the amazing items that will bring […]

What’s Going to Sell? Predicting the Future in Arts and Crafts
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Everyone knows that you have to keep evolving to stay in business. That doesn’t mean you change mediums; it simply is a reality that what worked last year may not work next year if it is exactly the same. But how do you know what’s going to sell? I don’t know about you, but my […]

 

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