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Stalled? It Might Be Time for a Radical Change

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How's business? If your answer was anything but, "fantastic", then it might be time for a radical change. Did you just get a shiver down your spine? That's not the Halloween spirit, that's your natural inclination to avoid change - especially "radical" change. But if you've poured everything you have into your online business; the best products, marketing, branding and it's still not paying off the way you hoped, then it's time for something completely different. What? To figure that out, we're going to take a tip from TV's Marcus Lemonis and look at People, Process and Product.

So You Want to Run a Webinar

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A webinar isn’t something you whip up over night. A good one takes planning and perseverance and yes, you might find yourself talking to yourself for three-quarters of an hour. But webinars can also be an incredible way of connecting with your audience, converting new customers and, if you’re good at what you do, they can even turn out to be an additional source of revenue.

When Success is Stressful it’s Time to Hire a VA

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I’ve seen people walk away from a successful business because they couldn’t handle the increased responsibilities. This is particularly true for artists who would rather spend their time creating works than marketing, shipping and customer service. It’s even worse if you have a full-time job that you can’t or don’t want to quit. How do you find not just the time but the brain-space to go on? You hire some virtual help.

Craft Show Checklist

Craft Show Checklist

We know that selling at craft shows is a lot of work...and you need to bring a LOT of stuff!

Just so you don't forget anything, we've whipped up a handy list of the essentials for success, including those "just in case" emergancy items. You can download IndieMade's Craft Show Checklist at the bottom of this post.

If you have your own must-bring item I hope you share it with us in the comments :)

Easier Expense Tracking with Shoeboxed

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It’s great that we can deduct expenses for our small businesses, but it’s a lot of work to track them all on your own. The old way to do this with filing reciepts and keeping a spreadsheet was never really OK at all, was it? There are far less labor intensive options out there. One option I want to show you today is Shoeboxed.com. Watch the video to find out more about how you can automate your expense tracking. Enjoy :)

Vacation Mode Is Over: Scheduling Your Life After Summer Relaxation

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As the kids head back to school, and you say goodbye to warm summer afternoons and impromptu beach days or pool parties, it is time to focus your business efforts and get ready for the new season. Planning ahead now can be the difference between getting to have a vacation next year, or working through those beautiful summer afternoons!

Going Back to School...Online!

For today’s video blog I wanted to talk about the insanely good value of online learning and all of the opportunities for you to go back to school on the cheap.

I'll be introducing you to Creative Bug, CreativeLive, and Skillshare. If you haven’t been introduced to these platforms yet, you should really keep listening because I think these learning platforms are extremely valuable and relevant to anyone with a creative business.

I really hope you check them out and enjoy :)

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