A space for inspiration, immersion & discovery.

micro business

New Year – New Start

New Year – New Start

2020 has certainly started in a very different way to most new year’s, Mother Nature’s not letting important messages get swept under the carpet any more.   While New Year usually kicks off (for most) full of hope & excitement about what the year ahead could […]

A decade in review

A decade in review

The time of year’s fast approaching when we look back on what’s been achieved in the previous 12 mths… and what’s not. But this year’s even more special, we’re heading into a new decade, so let’s reflect on what we’ve achieved over the last 10 […]

Creative Co-Working

Creative Co-Working

Some pretty exciting changes taking place around here… just had to share them with you. Lisa from Curious by Nature Designs and  Sarah of Scavenge have both been slowly moving in.   Both have been building their brands & successfully selling their work through Creators […]

Markets for Marketing…

Markets for Marketing…

Over the last 10 years of having an Etsy store I’m often asked if it’s easy to set up? Usually followed by the statement; “Etsy works for you doesn’t it?!” …then… “Is it easy to sell through Etsy? “ The simple answer to all those questions […]

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. […]