Negative Review? How to deal with it.

Every now and then I come across a post that resonates with me. When I read this topic about negative feedback I realized it’s a common problem, especially with online sites where leaving feedback is encouraged. WeddingWire is a great resource for my button bouquets and alternative bouquets.  But they also offer tips like this one, “How to respond to a negative review.” I especially like the … Continue reading Negative Review? How to deal with it.

Need to Write a Business Contract?

My last post included tips on what to know before you sign a contract.  This post is for you if you need to write a business contract. We are in business and sometimes that requires us to have agreements in writing.  My son’s catering company uses contracts as a regular part of his business.  They spell out to the bridal couple what they can expect from him as a … Continue reading Need to Write a Business Contract?

Rejection. It hurts. What can you do?

Fortunately, I haven’t had the rejection experience with craft fairs or bridal shows.  I believe that’s because I have such a unique product.  I create button bouquets: If I created, say, jewelry for a living, there would be so much more competition!  At each show, thoughtful jurors want to create a unique experience for buyers with a wide array of beautiful handmade art in all its … Continue reading Rejection. It hurts. What can you do?

10 Time Management tips for Home Based Businesses

Mary Kay used to say, “The curtains may need to be washed, but not today!”  I regularly remember that as I look around my house during the day and see dishes, laundry, sweeping that needs to be done. What REALLY needs to be done?  My business.  That’s my focus if I am to build a successful home-based business.  I love the Wikipedia definition of time … Continue reading 10 Time Management tips for Home Based Businesses

5 Photo Tips for Product Photos

Do you struggle with taking photos good enough to represent your products online?  Without good photos, you are doing yourself and your products a great disservice. Through several months of adjustments, here’s what I’ve learned: Lighting is the single most important aspect of photography.  Choose natural light whenever possible. Figure out what time of day the sunlight streams into your house and set up a … Continue reading 5 Photo Tips for Product Photos