Thursday, 29 May 2014

A fresh take on business

Well, business has always been a bit of a dirty word in my book. As a creative person I have looked at business as something that proper people do and not something that my brain was ever properly designed to deal with.

I have realised though that in order to become the artist that I want to be, to develop my skills, create beauty and also be a positive role model for my little girl, I need to work on the business side of my creativity.

I have been making lots of connections, working on my teams on Etsy, joined the Indie hour, a support and network group for fellow small businesses (hello Jill and Peta!) and joined some great groups on Facebook. 

Some of the best articles I have read recently include:
The Design Trust 
How to sell your crafts online

There are lots of articles. Really good ones. So I will be going back for ongoing advice.

Etsy on working together and focusing on your target market
Marketing your shop together

A brilliant article that really helps you to focus and how to work with your online teams and buddies.

My creative mind is being expanded and I am enjoying the process. 

I haven't got to the number crunching bit yet though, but I promise I will. (Mentally uncrosses fingers). I will, I will, I will!

But not today. Now is sleepy time for baby and it's #wineoclock for me.


  1. Thank you for the mention Jac :) Pleased to hear you are making lots of great connections, I am sure this will help your business move forward a lot. There is nothing like finding great articles is there, some you just click with and think why wasn't I doing that anyway :). I am looking forward to reading more of you blog posts. Jill xx

  2. Hi Jill, thanks for popping over and commenting. There is so much info out there and it can get soo distracting! But it's great when you find some useful stuff!