Eco-Friendly Packaging Solutions for Ethical Brands

When you’re a values-driven business focused on ethical manufacturing and sustainability, you have an opportunity to make a big impact with your packaging—for your brand and the environment. So does your packaging meet your brand’s standards?

3 Awesome Ecommerce Sites – And What Makes Them So Great

When you’re setting up your shop or your booth at the market, you put a lot of thought into how customers will move through the space, from eyeing something they love to the point of purchase to walking out of the store holding a bag with your logo on it. Your website deserves the same care and attention.

How to Make the Most of Your Business Cards – Plus Creative Alternatives!

You’re working your booth at the craft show or holding down the fort at your brick and mortar shop. Lots of people are coming through looking at your products, but of course not everyone is buying. But this doesn’t mean they don’t love what you do. For whatever reason, they may just not be ready to buy.

How To Build A Brand Experience For Your Customers

From the moment potential customers come in contact with your brand, they are making assessments – everything from “is it organized” to “does it express who I am as a person” – and they are deciding whether or not to buy into your brand (literally).

Crafting a brand experience for your customers makes them feel cared for, gives them an obvious next step, and, most importantly, amplifies your difference.

Online Resource Hubs and Incubators for Fashion Startups

If you're starting a fashion business, you've already been told by many concerned loved ones that it's risky and tough and maybe even "you're so creative, but you don't really have the business gene." FACT: there is no "business gene." Like anything else, some people...

Rebranding (and Rebuilding) Kyla Roma’s Website

Last week I talked about how to rebrand without losing your hard-won brand recognition. This week I have an example of that very thing: a recently-launched website I did for Kyla Roma. What changed and what stayed the same?

How To Refresh Your Visual Branding Without Losing Recognition

There can be many reasons to change your visual branding. Perhaps your customer base (or your understanding of it) has changed. Maybe your logo is outdated or your business has outgrown it. Whatever your reason, there is a way to refresh without losing what’s working.

How To Talk Politics Without Losing Customers

Lately my social media world has undergone a change. The creatives and small business owner I follow have been getting vocal about feminism, refugees, human rights, and politics. As a small business owner, this can feel like scary territory. The old advice to avoid controversial topics doesn’t feel like it fits anymore. More is at stake. It’s not a matter of political preferences, but human rights.

How a First-Time Designer Got Instant PR for Her New Business

A year before Alina launched her sewing pattern design company, Alina Sewing & Design Co, she didn’t know much about designing patterns. She had done some sewing for hire and had developed a popular blog, but it had gone by the wayside after having two children in quick succession.

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