A few years ago, when I learned that Pinterest could make a difference in my marketing, I decided to give it some attention and start using my Pinterest account with a business focus. I changed my personal Pinterest account to a business account AND I implemented some optimization tips that I learned from blogs and YouTube. This slight change of my lens enabled some significant change and I was able to see some gains. Engagement and traffic to my site grew in ways it hadn’t since I first launched.
If you’re a maker selling products or just starting out with your product-based business, formally managing your inventory is probably the last thing you are thinking about. However, as your business grows and your sales channels diversify, sales will increase and the need for tracking sales, stock and supplies will be critical. A solid inventory management process will save you tons of time and headaches.
Establishing a process can feel overwhelming and time-consuming but this information should help you just as it helped me. This is part one of a series on Inventory Management that will be posted over the next month, so be sure to look out for each post as we dig deeper into the elusive “Inventory Management” process. I’m NOT AN EXPERT, I am a maker selling products and learning right along with you. I’ve done some research and have put some things into practice so I am hoping to steer you in the right direction and links to additional resources will be available throughout each post. Check them out so you can learn more about what may be applicable to your specific business. Let’s get to it!
I got accepted to a craft show, now what?
So you’ve decided to take that next step with your handmade products and you’ve applied and have been accepted to your first show. Now the fun begins and you need a craft show checklist.
After I left my full-time job, I learned quite a bit over the last few years from vending at craft shows. I feel pretty confident this year so I have set some lofty goals for shows. Lots of show, mean lots of planning. Since I am in full planning mode I decided to create a series of posts, this is the first, that I hope will help if you are just getting started or if you need a little push with getting organized.