28 Easy To Set Up Automations For Craft Businesses

28 Easy To Set Up Automations For Craft Businesses

Automation is a very powerful tool to help you create both; time and improved customer service in your business… find out more by reading this post!

15 Common Mistakes Etsy Shop Owners Make In Their Market Research

15 Common Mistakes Etsy Shop Owners Make In Their Market Research

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.

4 Reasons Why Good Research Improves Your Sales

4 Reasons Why Good Research Improves Your Sales

Before I owned my own craft business I worked in the Fashion industry as a Designer and Developer for British Fashion Designers. It was my job to create new products that had the potential to grow our sales season on season. As you would imagine my ability to do so relied heavily on my eye for good design and branding, but it also relied on a detailed understanding of the customer, our products, competitors and the market place… to achieve this I needed an arsenal of information at my fingertips in our design sessions.

I needed the same information when I made business decisions in my craft business, in exactly the same way you do for yours.

In fact any business regardless of its size or industry base needs to be on top of their research and being so gives you some really great tools for growth.

15 FREE Ways to Market Your Artisan Products Online

15 FREE Ways to Market Your Artisan Products Online

Previously we have talked about how to add ‘value’ to our marketing message and so today I wanted to explore different ways we can get that message out there. In other words I want to explore the different online venues that we can use to connect with our customers.

Podcast: 5 Productivity Tools for Your Business

Podcast: 5 Productivity Tools for Your Business

Today we are talking about productivity and how using great tools can really help you crave out time for pushing your business forward and goal setting.

Podcast: 10 Things to do if you are feeling unmotivated In your business.

Podcast: 10 Things to do if you are feeling unmotivated In your business.

Today we are talking about how to remove unmotivating obstacles from our way. This comes from a blog post I wrote a while ago called, 'How To Get Stuff Done – A Guide For The Totally Unmotivated And Uninspired!, where I talked about why we feel unmotivated and how to spot a lack of motivation.

Podcast: 5 goals EVERY business must have!

Podcast: 5 goals EVERY business must have!

Today we are talking about the 5 goals EVERY business should be setting.

5 Awesome Productivity Tools + BONUS: Better Working Day Hacks!

5 Awesome Productivity Tools + BONUS: Better Working Day Hacks!

There’s no better feeling than that of having a productive day.

You feel on fire, motivated and like you are totally crushing it!

Productivity is one of the key ingredients in making time for the business goals that move you forward and so it’s incredibly important to do all you can to be more productive in your working day.

Today I want to share some tools I use for better productivity and I just know you are going to love them!

I’m also including a special bonus: Better Working Day Hacks that are going to increase the positive mind-set that helps you get things done.

How to get stuff done – a guide for the totally unmotivated and uninspired!

How to get stuff done – a guide for the totally unmotivated and uninspired!

Are you having one of those days where you just aren’t feeling it?

Hey, I hear ya.

Everyone feels like that at times.

The problem comes when it starts affecting your work and you start avoiding certain tasks, or situations.

So what do you do about it?

There are a couple of tricks I’m going to share with you about how to feel more motivated and inspired, but before we get there it is really important to establish why it is that you aren’t feeling the love for what you are supposed to be doing today and how to spot a lack of motivation early on.