How to Create a Clean and Simple Website that Sells
Over the past several years, our society has slowly but surely been replacing consumer culture with a welcomed minimalist movement. As consumers in this new movement, we want our personal style to reflect careful and thoughtful purchasing decisions. We see the value in how makers present themselves online. We like to know exactly wher [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Belinda Norrington
A brief story of what you do and why you do it. The simplest answer is that I serve my love of jewellery and my incurable curiosity about nature by exploring botanical and other natural forms in precious metals, using traditional silversmithing skills. It is creative play in its purest form, and I am building a business around that t [READ MORE]
Summer Sales Resource Roundup
Tis’ the season to ignite your sales initiatives for the Holiday season! Trade shows are winding down for Fall/Resort 2014 and stores are placing their wholesale orders now through September. Even if you don’t desire to wholesale your line, right now is the time to start planning your direct to consumer sales efforts for the seaso [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Katye Landry
A brief story of what you do and why you do it. In 2013 I started making jewellery as something to keep my new mommy hands (and mind) busy. I made pieces for my mother and mother in-law for Mother's Day and word of mouth started turning into requests for custom orders. Before I knew it I had opened my own website shop as Katye Landry [READ MORE]
Summer PR Resource Roundup
You guessed it! Right now magazine editors are winding down their search for product for Holiday Gift Guides, Holiday and Resort Issues. But you still have a chance to pitch. Robin & I are taking a summer break from the blog to feature some of our best PR posts from Flourish & Thrive Academy. For those of you who would like [READ MORE]
Richelle Shadoan
A BRIEF STORY OF WHAT YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT I would like to do everything, but my main focus is on artisan photo jewelry custom made with your favorite photos. It started one day when, in search of a design for a new piece, I thought to use a great shot my husband had taken on vacation. That led to making bracelets and necklaces [READ MORE]
The Sales Email Formula
Are you ready to wholesale your work but aren’t getting a response from buyers? Writing sales emails for wholesale outreach shouldn’t be daunting or take a TON of time. With the right formula, crafting sales emails to your clients or prospects can be a breeze! Last week we spoke about the writing a PR pitch letter. The sales [READ MORE]
Designer Spotlight: Marlee Cheyanne Watts
A BRIEF STORY OF WHAT YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT I have been making a variety of handmade jewellery and wearable art, specializing in metal work and wire wrapping for the past 6 years. I graduated from The Alberta College of Art + Design with a BFA specializing in Jewellery + Metals in 2013. After graduation I moved to Montreal, putt [READ MORE]