Ever let the stress of running a business get the best of you? As small business owners, we are constantly pulled in several directions. If things are not kept in perspective, it can become overwhelming very quickly.
As you may or may not know, Handmade Loves is going through a huge growth spurt and we are going to be offering a variety of new (and free) resources for makers. In preparing for the changes, I was becoming more and more stressed. Then it dawned on me. I have been setting false deadlines. Of course, I want to keep things moving, but I had to step back and realize: I’m just one person. No one is expecting me to get things done today. I was putting pressure on myself.
Always in search of ways to remain calm, happy, and healthy, I found these strategies helpful:
Happy New Year, friends! We are so excited for what’s in store for you and Handmade Loves in 2016!
One of our favorite additions in 2015 has been our guest bloggers, so what better way to kick off the new year than with an amazingly uplifting submission by Laura Jane.
Stay inspired, keep growing, and stop doubting!
Essentially, branding tells your story and helps elevate your products. It shows your customer who you are and what you do. It gives your products a cohesive look and feel. It can be one of the most important aspects of your handmade business.
These are my top three tips for creating a strong brand.
Take Your Etsy Shop from 0 to 100 Sales!
Our friends at The Handmade Seller are offering a free, 6-week training and no, there aren’t any strings attached!
As many of you may know, we have been so honored to open our blog to guest writers!
We believe this is a unique opportunity for our handmade family to find creativity in another outlet and to expand their audience and reach!
Meet Kari van den Eikhof, the amazing talent behind Karing Vibes. Her blog submission was our very first and it could not have been more perfect. Writing from the heart and with such a definitive voice, Kari’s tip this week tells us that “letting go of expectations and rules has changed my artwork and has opened the floodgates of creativity.
Follow Kari and her amazing art on Instagram: @karingvibes
Why are the holidays an optimal time of year to market your brand? The holidays embody thankfulness, reconnecting, and giving. These virtues also lend themselves to great business principles.
Read below to find out three easy ways to leverage your brand this holiday season.