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Productivity Tips: Experts Help Crafters Get Organized — and Stay That Way.

Joshua Zerkel, Certified Professional Organizer
Need some productivity tips to keep your indie business on track? What business owner doesn't, right? In this first part of a three-part series, Lisa Anderson Shaffer talks to a certified professional organizer who shared lots of productivity tips for artists and crafters who need a system to help stay on task.

Selling at Sci Fi Conventions: An Interview with Veteran Sci Fi Con Vendor Deb Kosiba

Sci fi con art show display. Photo courtesy of Deb Kosiba
Sci fi conventions can be a great place to sell your art or handmade crafts if your style leans at all toward the alternative or geeky. Veteran sci fi con vendor Deb Kosiba shares her experiences from selling at these unique events over the past 20 years, and offers tips on how to start showing your work at sci fi conventions.

Selling at Craft Shows: Choosing the Right Craft Fair For You

The best craft shows have well-placed ads. (Photo courtesy of James Allenspach)
When you're selling at craft shows, it's important to choose fairs that are right for you and your art or crafts. Of course, you can never know for sure whether a show will be awesome or horrible, but there are always signs that can help you decide whether a fair is worth your while. Visit our resource article, Selling at Craft Shows: How to Choose the Right Fair for You and Your Products, for our tips on how to tell whether to say yes or no to a show.

Craft Business Tools: Stitch Labs Helps Crafters Hold Their Business Together

The Stitch Labs staff
Stitch Labs offers craft business owners all the tools you need to track inventory in one simple program. Craft business owners can manage contacts, all their sales, product inventory, invoices, expenses, and even shipping labels all in one place. Even selling in stores becomes easy with downloadable line sheets in one easy click. Amazing!

Market Your Art: How to Get Your Gallery Listing Into Print or Online

Community Media Workshop's "Getting On Air, Online & Into Print" guide
In Part 2 of her two-part series on marketing for artists, Elizabeth Burke-Dain shows you what to do with the gallery listings that you wrote for your upcoming art exhibition -- who should receive it, when to send it, and how to help ensure it gets into print or online. Visit Part 1 for tips on how to write a gallery listing that gets you noticed.

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