Archive for the ‘Special Topics in Calamity Busines’ Category

Productivity Tools for Freelancers…and the rest of you too!

In addition to blogging at Indie Fixx I am also a freelance writer. And being a freelancer means that I have a really big need to stay organized and do not have a huge budget to waste on productivity suites and the like. That’s not a problem for me though. There are are so many … read more

Interview series – interviewees needed

{photo by by liz.rusby} Both indie retailers (online and/or brick&mortar) and indie wholesalers, I am looking to interview you for a regular series I will be writing for the Vianza blog. The goal of the series will be to share wisdom and advice with indie retailers and wholesalers. You know the old saying, “Don’t reinvent the … read more

Business Plans Demystified

photo by theabundancemachine Need to write or update your business plan? Never fear, I wrote a post for Vianza with all sorts of business plan basics that is geared towards indie businesses. Read it here and share below if you have any other great tips.

Indie Biz: Trade show Tips

I’m back from vacation today and I’m not quite back in the swing of things. There’s copious amounts of laundry to do, even more email to wade through and all I want to do is has another cup of tea and go read a book. I will share some pics later from my vacation, so … read more

Biz Tips: How To Communicate Value To Your Wholesale Customers

by silvertreeart You may or may not know that I am a regular contributor over at Vianza’s Blog. Yup, I post over there a few times a month. Well, last week I wrote about a topic that I thought those of you indie artists and designers who sell wholesale might be interested in… Artists and … read more

What Your Librarian Knows About Your Indie Business

{Image credit: By something far away} You can find me over at Vianza Blog, for my regular weekly post, where I share an article called “What Your Librarian Knows About Your Indie Business”. Head on over—it’s a quick read—I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Retailers: Find new brands at indie craft shows

{[image by lazysundae}} Read my post Retailers: Find new brands at indie craft shows over at Vianza today and share any indie craft shows I missed. I blog once a week at Vianza, usually on Tuesday, about topics for indie bizness owners–both for makers as well as for retail biz owners.

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Web Shop

{{stephaniecb}} Read my regular weekly post over at Vianza. This week’s topic….Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Web Shop!

Indie Bizness: Get more product views

Read my regular weekly post over at about how to improve your product views by improving your product photography. Photography Tips That Will Get You More Product Views from Customers I blog at Vianza every week on Tuesdays about a variety of topics facing independent artists, designers, and boutique owners. Make sure to read … read more



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