Handmade Holidays: Forest Friends, Aprons, Angels and More

Forest Friends
Christmas is only a week away but you can still find a wonderful, handmade gift right here at IndieMade. If you can't find the right items here, check out our previous Handmade Holidays posts for even more ideas and deals. Remember: artisans don't always have handmade items in stock, so use the contact form to make sure what you want is available and will arrive before December 25.

3 Things Your Small Business Can Do That Big Businesses Can’t

Small world
There are three reasons why consumers like to shop at big, online businesses; selection, price and free shipping. As a small business owner it’s hard, if not impossible to compete in these areas. Your selection is always going to be limited and with your tight margins, you can’t afford to slash prices let alone offer free shipping. So how can you compete? By focusing on these three small things that big businesses can’t do.

Handmade Holidays: Silk Purses, Leather Cuffs, Handbags and More

Leather Cuff
A bar of soap from the drugstore is just a bar of soap, but when it's handmade and crafted by an artist, it's something wonderful! Surprise everyone on your holiday gift list with a handcrafted gift from an IndieMade artisan. Visit these exceptional merchants, then check out our other blog posts for even more holiday gift ideas and deals.

5 Tips for De-stressing During the Holidays

Gift Wrap Surprise
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and sometimes the most stressful for those running online based retail businesses. While some stress is unavoidable, it is important to find ways to de-stress in order to maintain your life and work balance as well as your sanity. Below are five easy ways to de-stress so you can enjoy the holidays without the extra headaches this year!