photo credit: Michael C Clark
True Story: Color Me Crazy
Margeaux Smith is crazy about color so she started a business based on that, and economic necessity. As she says, “I started this company partly because I was tired of the boring, drab, old-lady colors that everything was made in and partly to help pay for student loans.” She makes one of a kind crochet hats and scarves in her distinctive palette. “I like wild, vibrant, bright colors,” she says. Read more
photo credit: TaniaSaiz
I started half a dozen ideas on serious business things for today’s post and they pretty much all sucked. It’s the holiday season and all we’re looking for is a little fun, right? So, I threw a note out on Twitter about the idea of a community tell all. Read more
photo credit: Brooks Elliott
Successful creative workers make something and then relentlessly pursue ways to improve. To make progress as an artist in any field you must be able to critically assess your own work.
These same skills apply to improving your creative business. It’s not scary; you do it all the time. Let’s use some examples to break it down and show how these ideas apply to your business. Read more
photo credit: Brainedge
We’ve all seen these offers: Free Cell phone! Free Credit Report! Low Monthly Payments!
They’re so friendly, like the fluffy sheep at the petting zoo (maybe a little smelly but in that good, earthy kind of way).
Their happy bleats are enticing: Only $10 a month to join the Business Hotline Reporting News, or just $20 to monitor who’s checking you out on the I-Quiz Social Network, or pennies a day for the Porridge-of-the-month club. You get all warm and fuzzy petting the little critters and decide to adopt them. It feels good to take them home and the monthly feedings seem easy enough to handle, so it’s not going to hurt anything. Read more
photo credit: Michael Scheltgen
True Story – Jacaranda Designs
This is the first of a periodic series of the business experiences of real people. Today, we’ll hear from Jane of Jacaranda Designs on Etsy. Jane sells one of a kind vintage inspired beaded and metal jewelry with a sharp eye on customer service. Read more