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Let’s talk money… I know, it’s a topic most creatives like to avoid!

Let’s talk money… I know, it’s a topic most creatives like to avoid!

So you’ve been selling your wares quite well, but aren’t really sure your pricing’s quite right, you don’t seem to have much money left over to buy more supplies, as well as pay for your next market stall or online fees. If this is the […]

Life’s already so full… how will you fit in realising your own dreams?

Life’s already so full… how will you fit in realising your own dreams?

So you’ve managed to get your products in front of a few buyers, people are really liking what you’re making, you’re getting low on stock and now you need to work out how to fit making more  but that’s not all you need to fit […]

Not sure how to go about sharing your story?

Not sure how to go about sharing your story?

In my last post, I focused on why our story is important and how it helps connect customers to our products, in this post I’d like address how you go about sharing your story. Let’s start with social media, it’s a big part of marketing […]

Artisans live stories customers aspire to being a part of…

Artisans live stories customers aspire to being a part of…

Previously we’ve looked at aligning your products with your brand, thinking about who your target customer is & how you’ll find them? Learning to sell without using cheesy selling techniques is the next step… this is where story telling comes in to play. It’s our […]

Who do you want to sell too and where will you find them?

Who do you want to sell too and where will you find them?

So you’ve got a product aligned with your values… now you need to get savvy with selling. Dealing with customers directly & receiving feedback directly is really important in my opinion, especially in the early days. Hearing how customers respond to your product, questions asked […]

What’s branding & why it’s important for a small artisanal business

What’s branding & why it’s important for a small artisanal business

There’s so much more to a brand than name, logo & packaging. We all have a personal brand which we demonstrate through how we present ourselves, what we choose to do with our life, what we stand for & how we want to be perceived. […]

Want your own artisanal business but don’t know where to begin?

Want your own artisanal business but don’t know where to begin?

HOW TO DECIDE WHERE TO START? There are many good reasons for starting your own business venture, even if it’s just on the side. After our recent election, here in Australia, many are uncertain they’ll have a job once their contract expires.  Uncertainty about job […]

Are you a creative mum wishing to pursue your professional dreams?

Are you a creative mum wishing to pursue your professional dreams?

Today’s International Women’s Day and this years theme is #PressforProgress and gender parity… but I’d like to take a moment to speak directly to women who’ve become mothers and still wish to pursue professional endeavours while being available for their family… Creators Nest was inspired by […]

We’re moving!

We’re moving!

Can you believe Creators Nest is almost a year old! And the by marie-nicole artisanal brand is almost TEN years old!!! Time certainly flies when you’re living your passion. Moving my workshop into town, to share with other creatives, opening Creators Nest, has been the most fulfilling […]

Child’s Perspective – son of an artisan.

Child’s Perspective – son of an artisan.

After my last post & video on Lisa’s story (current nest member) people made mention of the how sad it was to hear her say her children’s response to the question “what does your mum do?” is; “the washing”. And that she’s really looking forward to what they’ll say in […]