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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 :)

5 School Supplies You Need to Buy Now for Your Home Office

School Supplies
Back-to-School time is an exciting time even if it’s been years since you last stepped foot into a school of any kind. It’s a mindset that we’ve all grown up with. It’s a time for new clothes, fresh crayons and backpacks that express our latest interest. It’s also the best time to get super deals on school supplies that you can use in your home business. Here are our 5 favorite, must-have items:

Clear the Clutter in August for a More Productive Rest of the Year

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There are the same number of days in the first half of the year as there are in the second half of the year, but it sure doesn't fell like it, does it? Once September hits it's like the days are only ten hours long and it has nothing to do with the creeping darkness. What it does have to do with is the back-to-school, Halloween, change in season, holiday havoc that leaves us breathless until we shout Happy New Year. It’s coming soon and there’s little you can do to avoid it. What you can do is use the month of August to prepare.

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