5 confessions from a successful craft business

5 confessions from a successful craft business

Running a successful craft business is one of the proudest achievements of my working career. Why? Because it was my passion and it taught me so much! Not just about business, but about life too.

Today on the blog and podcast, I want to explore running a successful craft business further by giving you the 5 biggest lessons I learnt from my 11 years in business.

Now listen up, because I know you are going to need to hear this!

How to take the STING out of bad product reviews!

How to take the STING out of bad product reviews!

There you are going about your daily business and decide to check on your website, or Etsy shop, you stop dead in your tracks because something is very wrong… you have received a negative product review!

Feels like a jab to the guts and you fall KO’d into your chair... As thoughts go racing through your head you find yourself in a funk and the sting has got to you.

Today on the podcast I want to share with you the best way to mentally deal with bad product reviews and how to handle the knock to your confidence that this can bring.

Why Choosing Courage Over Fear Will Help Your Business

Why Choosing Courage Over Fear Will Help Your Business

Everyone in business battles with choosing courage over fear when striving for success. They have a fear; of making enough money, of what people think of their business idea and even a fear of being successful. It’s an irrational mindset that can put up far more roadblocks in their path to success than there otherwise would be.

It is self-destructive.

What do we do to overcome this, to become courageous where we have previously been fearful? To choose growth instead of ‘just getting by’? Today in the podcast I’m going to help you realise your fear and move to overcome it!

How to Free Yourself from Harmful Comparison

How to Free Yourself from Harmful Comparison

Here are some signs business comparisonitis may be affecting you;

  • You continually ask yourself ‘why am I not doing as well as _?’

  • You regularly scrutinise your competitors’ products

  • You regularly check what your competitors are saying on social media, how they take their photos, how many likes they have and the comments from who you think are buyers.

  • You spend way too much time on a competitor’s stall at a show, or their website looking for their secret sauce to success

  • You pick apart competitors instead of holding them up as inspiration

  • You feel sick when you see their shop updates sell out quicker than yours

  • This results in you wanting to give it all up

I can guarantee that at some point as a small business owner you have fallen into this trap. Today on the podcast we are going to work through how to free yourself from this toxic behaviour.