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Marketing 101: Tips for Your Small Business Promotion
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We artsy-crafty people do not love marketing. But it’s a necessary evil of having your own small business. It needs to be done well and often, and most of us are not good at it. The fact that we don’t necessarily enjoy it just makes it that much more difficult. But there are lessons to […]

Be Remembered For Your Beautiful Work, Not Your Horrible Picture!
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It’s been said over and over again that photos are SO important in online sales. Hundreds, perhaps THOUSANDS of pieces have been written telling you how to take decent photos, yet the problem persists, and people still wonder why their beautiful work goes unsold. Rather than write on lighting and F-stops, I’ve compiled an array […]

Peach!
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The weather in the NorthEast can’t decide if it wants to be winter or spring! I’m voting for spring personally. In honor of one of my favorite parts of spring, fresh fruit, I invite you to check out some amazing works of handmade art featuring peach! Rose Garden Set of 3 Stunning art photo of […]

National Teddy Bear Day!
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Everyone had, or maybe still has, their favorite teddy bear from childhood. Well today, National Teddy Bear Day, is the day to break it out and celebrate or even honor the day by buying a new one to give or love! Two Sweet Bear Buddies Best Friends Forever Tumbled Tile Natural Stone Color   From […]

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 […]

 

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