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Avoiding Burnout

December 3, 2013 // 3 Comments

I know, I know……I am supposed to be doing the “Business of Quilting” blog series and I have missed quite a few weeks (obviously) I don’t really have any fun secrets to blame for my lack of quilting. The truth is a little less fun…I have been suffering from plain [...]

Are You Ready?

December 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

When it comes to going into business, how do you know if you are ready? At this point, you might be all ready to go. You have your machine, your business plan and your operational plan…now you just need to open for business. But the question is, “Are you ready to quilt for customers? [...]

Behind the Quilting Scenes with Joanna

December 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

I have blogged about the importance of a business plan, but this post is all about a different kind of plan, your operations plan. I would argue that it is just as important as a business plan. If you are like me, you are probably ready to jump into actually running the business, but bear with me! [...]

Behind the Quilting Scenes with Tia

December 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

I once heard a great quote that has always stuck with me. “A business owner only has to work half days, all day or all night”. I don’t remember who said it but it is so true. Being a business owner is the most exhilarating, frustrating, rewarding thing that you can [...]

My Pricing Mistakes

December 2, 2013 // 2 Comments

Of all the posts on this blog, this is the one that I have been dreading just a bit. It’s not that I don’t want to talk about money. It’s just that I made so many mistakes in this area, and I still do. Hmmm….let’s see…what mistakes did I [...]

Finding Your Niche

December 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

  Today’s blog post is all about finding your niche. Every business needs to find it’s niche within it’s market, and your quilting business is no different. Finding your niche will not only help you define your business, it will help your business be as successful as [...]

Why You Should Have a Business Plan

December 2, 2013 // 1 Comment

Normally, I will talk about my thoughts and experiences on the topic and then interview another machine quilter to provide a different view. The problem is….this topic falls in the “should have done” category. I didn’t have a plan and actually still don’t (eek!). [...]
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