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WOW Social Media Marketing that You Can Do!

WOW social media marketing strategies that you can do from Raleigh small business owner, Jill Markijohn. To learn something new, you need to ask questions and be unafraid of making mistakes. When I was a teacher, this is what I hoped to instill in my students so they could learn – and love to learn. This is what I did …

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Behind the Scenes, Birdie B’s Etsy Shop

Hi I’m Tania, owner of birdie b’s children’s clothing.  I started birdie b’s in 2011 after much cajoling from friends and family. They insisted that I needed to offer my creations for people to buy instead of just admire. This was a huge undertaking for me since I had four children, the youngest being only 2 years old and still …

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Behind the Scenes Etsy Feature, Michelle Bertoncino of Five Bees

That’s me sewing at my kitchen table.  I also painted, cut, planned, and created everything for my shop at that table; sometimes I even took over the kitchen counters.  When I first started out, and my children napped several times a day for several hours it worked. (They were also little and I could easily keep them out of my …

Piecefully Home, A Note of Thanks

I remember sewing my first pillow when I was about seven years old.  A nice woman from our church was babysitting me and instead of leaving me to my own devices, she taught me how to sew.   She patiently guided the needle in my hand in and out of that fuzzy yellow fabric.  It was one of the proudest moments …

Good Business Is Good Photography

Have you taken a good look at the visual elements of your website? Though fonts, graphics, and design are significant factors in your customers’ experience, the true captivating element is the photography, especially when it comes to selling a product. Whether your viewers realize it or not, they are reacting and responding to your images and as business owners we …

Well Balanced Holiday Event Preview

We are planning a fun presentation on all things holiday!  We’ll be talking about moving your business forward and making it profitable as well as doing this stress free and organized- professionally and personally.  Here is a sneak peak of a topic I’ll cover about selling.  It’s something you can do right now to help people start their holiday shopping …

Hobby To Profession

She still can’t make up her mind as to what she wants to be when she grows up.  Mama to two young boys at 5 and 2, with an extremely supportive husband, Laura Balow finds time for a small business too.  Heebie Jeebie Designs has a collection of hand drawn embellished items including jewelry, cell phone cases, and the most …