Today on the podcast I'm talking about how 'confidence is learned by doing' and share with you how I'm putting that into practise for myself. The take away is that I'm giving you ideas to help you overcome a lack of confidence in trying something new with your business.
I just wanted to let you know of this awesome online event that’s coming up… It’s called MAKERS’ BIZ and it’s an online conference for Makers and Handmade Shop Owners.
And I will be speaking at it!
I will be talking about a really important subject, that is something dear to my heart because it helped turn my business into the success it was... and so I know it will be extremely useful knowledge for your business too.
Creating Multiple Revenue Streams To Avoid 'Dry' Sales Spells
March 16th, at 5PM Central Time
I'm so excited to be talking at this event along with 30 other experts and successful handmade entrepreneurs!
Today's feature is some real inspiration for those of you who are wondering if now is the perfect time to start something creative.
I talk a lot about planning and research before you start a craft business and whilst I believe that's how every business should be started, right at the beginning it's about seizing the moment. Trusting in your intuition that now is the right time for you.
Let Me Introduce To You Emma From Ellie Press UK, Who seized her moment!
One of the first questions I ask my coaching clients when they present a problem in our session is generally; ‘What does your research tell you?’ The reason being is that good solid market research will tell you a great many things about; your customer, your products, your competitors and the market place and if you have been paying attention you may already have the answer to your question.
The more I talk about research, the more my clients start compiling their research better and finding the confidence to answer some of the more basic questions for themselves. You see, part of my job as a craft business coach is to show you that confidence is learned by doing… something which I strongly believe in.
With this in mind I thought it a good idea to compile a list of the most common mistakes I see in business owners’ market research.
Today's feature is some real inspiration for those of you who want to take your business full-time this year.
I've talked before about taking things carefully and slowly, planning all the way... but I know if you started out like I did (by accident almost) then you may have missed a few steps. I'm here to tell you not to worry, you can still tame your growing business and turn it into something that becomes a valid and sustainable full time career.
Let Me Introduce To You Jess From Ink & Brayer, who is working on just that.
Many of us crafters will choose to sell our products in more than one place on-line, to gain exposure and it’s a popular theory that holds weight, as many more commercial businesses are starting to do the same. The problem is that with this multi-channel selling comes a little bit of a headache in how to manage our stock.