If you’re like me, everything you see is a potential craft or art project! Every scrap of fabric, each piece of yarn – what could I do with that? What would I do with that? We save textured paper, tissue paper, buttons, felt – you name it, we’ve got it just waiting for a project! I find myself scanning through magazines and books and thinking, “Wow! … Continue reading A new technique for exploring art. Try it….
Being organized is imperative for a well-run organization especially if you ARE the organization! It’s so easy to fly from one thing to the next, busy as we are creating, marketing, ordering, selling. I often leave a mess in my wake. However, when all of my buttons are in their bins and my ribbons color coordinated, my work flow is smoother, faster, easier and that … Continue reading How to Organize Your Home Office
Quick! What’s the one thing today you want to get done for your business? Having a home-based business can be overwhelming. We are everything – artist, admin, marketing. And who hasn’t had the experience of frittering away time on the computer? Here’s my #1 solution – the best idea, the most useful tip, the one that works each day: I ask myself, every morning, “What do … Continue reading My secret: The MOST important thing to do today!
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?
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
Today has been a beautiful day. The temperature is perfect and the air conditioner doesn’t need to run loudly, keeping the world out. I love to hear the chirping birds, watch the hummingbirds sip from their feeder on the porch. Some days, errands are a part of life. Having a home-based business means honing in, staying focused. But isn’t one of the perks of … Continue reading Home-based!