Category Archives for "Business Skills"

3 Steps to Build Business Relationships

This is a perfect solution, simple and builds confidence, for those shy or anxious among us.  Building business relationships need not be a daunting process, check out how I manage to keep my own fear at bay with this simple 3 Step system. Who is on your go to list to connect with today?

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Open Submission Calls : 02/02/18

​I’m so happy to launch the new service for Yarn Academy Members.  A weekly roundup of all open Submission calls on Ravelry for both crochet, knitting and even indie dyers.  So lets see whats out there this week….. ​Submission Calls: 5th January 2018 ​Click on the Publication titles to open up a summary of the […]

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Open Submission Calls : 26/01/18

​I’m so happy to launch the new service for Yarn Academy Members.  A weekly roundup of all open Submission calls on Ravelry for both crochet, knitting and even indie dyers.  So lets see whats out there this week….. ​Submission Calls: 5th January 2018 ​Click on the Publication titles to open up a summary of the […]

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Photography Surgery

We all need to use photos for our business promotion.  From head shots for magazine articles, to finished sample photos for your patterns.  Yarn photos for dyers are so important, not to forget the blog posts, facebook updates and Instagram shots we all need to perfect to promote our businesses. Trouble is we’re designers/dyers/spinners not […]

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What is a Mastermind Group?

Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. A mastermind group helps you and your fellow mastermind group members achieve success. Participants challenge each other to set powerful goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them. Empowering, educational and inspiring Mastermind […]

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How Can I Get the Best From a Craft Show? – Before the event.

Over the weekend I visited the Waltham Abbey Wool Show.  I had been asked to create some video marketing materials for the event organisers to use on their website.  However I’m not one to just turn up and to a single job. I’m all about working smarter not harder! So I decided that I would […]

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Open Submission Calls : 19/01/18

​I’m so happy to launch the new service for Yarn Academy Members.  A weekly roundup of all open Submission calls on Ravelry for both crochet, knitting and even indie dyers.  So lets see whats out there this week….. ​Submission Calls: 5th January 2018 ​Click on the Publication titles to open up a summary of the […]

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Why I Started a Crochet Blog

One hand typing, at my computer with a sleeping baby in my lap. That’s basically what my life has been like for the past 9 years and it’s how I’m starting this post. Sometimes it feels like I’m watching the world go by while I’m here. Reading mom blogs and wondering, “Am I missing opportunities?” […]

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Surprising Benefits of Being a VA for a Yarn Entrepeneur

Hey there, I’m Sarah, I’m a VA for Frenchie at Aroha Knits, and I’m going to share some of the surprising extra benefits of working with Frenchie. There are several advantages to doing VA work in my “spare” time. The most obvious is the steady paycheque. As a beginning designer, pattern sales aren’t bringing in […]

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