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Tuesday January 4th, 2011

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biz ladies: how to sell your products on your blog

biz ladies: how to sell your products on your blog

Today’s Biz Ladies post comes from April Bowles-Olin from Blacksburg Belle, where she writes about marketing, blogging and increasing business success. April is currently putting the finishing touches on her Inspired Blogging for Creative Entrepreneurs program, and you can sign up to receive the first month for free on her website homepage. Today she is helping…

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Tuesday December 7th, 2010

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biz ladies: tips for selling during the holidays

biz ladies: tips for selling during the holidays

Today’s Biz Ladies post comes from illustrator Emily W. Martin. With the recent release of her new book, The Black Apple’s Paper Doll Primer, Emily knows how to push product for the holidays. Today she shares with us some of her personal tips for selling during the holiday season, all while keeping yourself in the…

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Tuesday November 16th, 2010

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biz ladies: merchandising makeover

biz ladies: merchandising makeover

Today’s Biz Ladies post comes from Meredith Keller, the blogger behind Smaller Box and co-founder of Ex-Boyfriend. Smaller Box covers marketing, PR, branding, social media and other topics of interest to creative business owners with online storefronts. Meredith’s writing for Smaller Box is based on her experiences operating Ex-Boyfriend, an apparel label featuring t-shirts and accessories…

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Tuesday October 19th, 2010

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biz ladies: how to create digital products

biz ladies: how to create digital products

Today’s Biz Ladies post comes from Tara Gentile of Scoutie Girl. Tara created Scoutie Girl to empower people to live more creatively and change the world with their money. Tara is sharing tips and reasons for creating digital products for your business. Her insights and know-how on the topic are vast, and she has graciously…

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Tuesday September 21st, 2010

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biz ladies: creating a product line

biz ladies: creating a product line

Today’s Biz Ladies post comes from Los Angeles textile designer and shop owner Paula Smail. Paula traded her corporate career for the more creative realm of textile design in 2005 and opened her shop, Henry Road, in LA a year later. Jumping into the design process with little research or know-how, Paula eventually figured out…

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Tuesday July 13th, 2010

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biz ladies: how to import

biz ladies: how to import

yesterday we posted about harper poe from proud mary‘s new textile collection. and today harper is back to share her tips for working with foreign products and how to import items from abroad. for those of you looking to connect with artisans in different countries, this is definitely a must read. thanks so much to harper…

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Tuesday May 4th, 2010

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biz ladies: tips for great product photography

biz ladies: tips for great product photography

a picture is worth a thousand words, but pictures can also be worth a thousand dollars if done right. this week’s biz ladies post comes from nicole hill gerulat, a freelance commercial photographer based in san francisco and founder of Nicole’s Classes®, a live and online art school that teaches photography, illustrator, photoshop and more. today…

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Tuesday April 27th, 2010

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biz ladies: how to design the perfect packaging

biz ladies: how to design the perfect packaging

this week’s biz ladies post comes from yael miller, the senior editor at the dieline and principal at miller creative, a branding and packaging design consultancy specializing in naming, branding and packaging design. yael has more than 10 years design experience—particularly in the food, confectionery and beauty brands—and today she enlightens us on how to…

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Tuesday April 20th, 2010

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biz ladies: creating great window displays

biz ladies: creating great window displays

today’s biz ladies post comes from artist, designer and fellow D*S editor kate pruitt. a former display coordinator for anthropologie stores in the bay area, kate now offers freelance interior design and display services for local clients.  today she’s sharing some insightful advice on how to design and execute a creative and eye-catching storefront window…

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Tuesday March 2nd, 2010

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biz ladies: transitioning from brick & mortar to online

biz ladies: transitioning from brick & mortar to online

design*sponge regulars, lisa congdon and rena tom of rare device have graciously shared with us some valuable advice on transitioning from a brick-and-mortar store to an online store. with the economic changes of the past two years, the online market has become a popular addition (or in some cases, replacement) to the traditional storefront.  lisa…

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Tuesday February 23rd, 2010

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biz ladies: how to price your work

biz ladies: how to price your work

today’s biz ladies post comes to us from lauren venell of biz miss. last month, lauren contributed a post on how to accept credit cards at your business, and this week she shares with us some helpful tips on how to properly charge for your services and goods and get that money flowing! in an…

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Tuesday February 16th, 2010

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biz ladies: setting up your business to accept credit cards

biz ladies: setting up your business to accept credit cards

it is my pleasure to introduce our newest biz lady, lauren venell.  lauren is an independent designer, artist, and small business consultant in san francisco.  she runs biz miss, a small business blog for creative professionals and teaches small business workshops around the bay area.  lauren is also an organizer for bazaar bizarre san francisco and for…

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Tuesday November 24th, 2009

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biz ladies 09: 7 steps to wholesaling your craft

biz ladies 09: 7 steps to wholesaling your craft

today we’re sharing a real-life biz ladies success story from justine smith of plum adore and etsy selling. justine turned her passion into a successful etsy and wholesale business and today she’s going to be sharing her 7 simple steps to wholesaling your craft. if you’ve been thinking about trying to make a living off…

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Tuesday August 25th, 2009

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biz ladies 09: promoting & selling fine art online

biz ladies 09: promoting & selling fine art online

today’s biz ladies post comes from nikko moy, owner of ashes & milk, a beautiful online gallery and blog. nikko recently spoke at a forum about making a living beyond traditional brick and mortar galleries and today she’s sharing her advice for promoting and selling fine art online. she’s got some great ideas beyond traditional…

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Tuesday July 28th, 2009

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biz ladies 09: calculating your rate

biz ladies 09: calculating your rate

this week and last week’s biz ladies posts have one major factor in common: depth of information. every week we strive to bring you free, helpful advice on running your small business but between last week’s two advertising guides (for bloggers and small biz owners) and today’s guide to calculating your rate from clair holt,…

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Tuesday May 12th, 2009

Tuesday April 14th, 2009

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biz ladies 09: 7 great retail tips from SITE

biz ladies 09: 7 great retail tips from SITE

last week pam from pillows and throws shared retail advice and this week mackenzie from SITE (click here for a tour of her queens home!) is sharing 7 great tips for surviving and thriving in your retail business. there are some great tips here that apply to every business, whether you’re retail or not so…

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Tuesday April 7th, 2009

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biz ladies 09: surviving retail

biz ladies 09: surviving retail

today’s second biz ladies post comes from pamela stanmire of pillows and throws. pamela is focusing on retail today, and providing tips for keeping your retail business alive and thriving. she’s touching on topics like payroll, rent, overhead and inventory with tips to keep all of them under control in tough times. if you’ve ever…

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Tuesday March 24th, 2009

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biz ladies 09: tips on exporting from polli

biz ladies 09: tips on exporting from polli

today’s first biz ladies post is perfect for those of you living abroad, or looking to sell abroad. kate williams of polli, has some wonderful tips about expanding your business’ market in a difficult economy, including how to price, ship, and represent your work abroad. thanks so much to kate for her wonderful tips! CLICK…

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