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    20 Must-Have Apps for Every Small Business Owner

    It’s so easy to get lost in the hundreds of thousands of apps for your business! I mean, really. How many apps can one person really need to run a successful business? The answer: as many as you want! There are apps for everything from hashtags, to photo editing, from bookkeeping to tracking your mileage! Need to organize something? There’s probably an app for that! Today let’s dive into all the apps that make running my small business possible! It definitely doesn’t make it perfect, but it makes it much easier. And did I mention, they’re free?!  The Essential Apps There are a handful of apps I use on a…

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    Wholesale Orders | How to Nail Your First & Every Order After

    I want to talk about how to make your first (& all future) wholesale orders a success! I had no idea what I was doing when I first ventured into the land of wholesale-ing. That's a word, right? It took a ton of research, getting burned a few times & a lot of trial and error before I got it right. So in the heart of community or competition, I want to share all things wholesale with you to help make your experience a success!

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    Successful Market Season Secrets

    Markets are the perfect way to put yourself out there & help your customers put a face to your business! It also helps all the market go-ers discover your brand if they've never heard of it before. It's like a breath of fresh air when new customers gush over your perfectly placed products! That's all great & makes you feel like you've go it going on, doesn't it? It should!

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    Mastering Your Cricut: Part I | Tools

    So you just got a Cricut for Christmas & you're probably thinking, "How on Earth do I use this bad boy?! Why can't I figure this out?! OMG. I JUST WANT IT TO CUT, DAMNIT!" Don't worry, we all start there! Unless you're some kind of super human, then we don't want to be friends with you. KIDDING! But really. I sat watching YouTube videos for hours, days, weeks. I still watch videos about how to use my Cricut, so don't feel like you're alone in this. In case you're just looking for a quick how-to, this is your place!

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    Bowl Cozy Tutorial + Free Pattern

    As promised, I'm going to teach you how to sew a bowl cozy! In our previous post, we went over sewing basics, which includes everything, well maybe not everything, but a lot you'll need to begin sewing. This pattern is great for beginners! It helps you practice sewing in straight lines and teaches you about sewing right sides together. Need more sewing beginner basics? Check out our Sewing 101 post!

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    Sewing 101 | The Basics

    Sewing is so in! I am so fortunate to have a grandma that sews and was more than willing to teach me when I asked.If you don't have anyone around to teach you the basics, but really want to learn how to sew, you're in luck!

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    Finding the Perfect Markets | For You & Your Brand

    Oh my ‘lanta. Market season is finally coming to an end! You guys, when I say finally, I mean I have done 1-3 markets every month since May this year. At the beginning of the year I set some pretty hefty goals for my business. This was going to be the year that I re-branded, found a graphic designer to update my logo, and most importantly I wanted to find at least 1 market to attend each month. I look back and think, why did I choose to do so many? I really didn’t have a reason other than I thought it would be fun. This year has been filled with many weekends…

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    Pricing: How to Price Your Products Confidently

    Welcome back friends! Today I want to talk to you about pricing your products confidently! As a maker, you so often have to listen to what your customers want, this can be anything from price point to what types of product to make and carry. I sometimes find these voices can be so overwhelming and loud that I often lose my own voice because I want to make the customer happy. Anyone feel the same way? Raise your hand, don’t be shy. If you’re not a maker, I encourage you to keep reading, it will give you a better insight into how and why we price the products as we…

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