South African Knitwear Designer Craft Patterns Led to Successful Business

Nomagugu Ndlovu (Pronounced Nor-ma Nd-lovu) got exposed to a variety of crafts as a small child. While her mom and aunt sewed, crocheted, and knitted, Nomagugu learned to knit herself at 5. She became so skilled that she was able to assist […]

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Product Pricing From A Profitable Standpoint

Pricing products is the one area of business that many business owners struggle with the most. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard craft sellers say, “I don’t want to charge customers too much.” or “I keep prices low so […]

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Starting a Social Business During a Global Crisis

Ohio native Cristy Gao, like most business owners during the pandemic, had plenty of free time on her hands last year. While at home with her parents, she took an interest in making earrings, particularly drop and dangle ones, using polymer clay. […]

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Bookkeeping and Accounting: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to business finances, bookkeeping and accounting are at the forefront. Depending upon business size, financial roles are either combined or separated. Bookkeeping is a small but crucial function of the accounting cycle. On the flip side, accounting involves analysis, […]

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A Craft Business Owner’s Journey: Meet Chandra Chatmon

Chandra Chatmon, born and raised in Berkeley, California, is a creative businesswoman. Awaiting the interview questions, she’s posed at her computer screen with a cool, calm, and reserved demeanor. When she speaks, her voice captures attention. Her speaking is clear, firm, professional, […]

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