Blog posts : "Business Tips"

Your Design & Presentation - How to Stand Out and Get Noticed Part 3


Showcase your Products Creatively and at their Best.

Give careful attention to how your stall area looks and how your arts and crafts are presented. Since you are already a creative person, designing your presentation may be an enjoyable challenge. Welcome to Par…

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Your Brand - How to Stand Out and Get Noticed Part 2



love what you do and do what you love

Be True to Yourself and Stand Out as Yourself.

Savvy marketing and clear, creative branding can help our audience understand us and our offerings at first sight.

Welcome to Part 2 of 4 part blog series 'How to…

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How to Get Noticed: Tips to Stand Out at a Craft Fair! (a 4 part series)


Calling all artists, craftspeople, creative-preneurs! Yes you!! 


Whether you’re a woodworker, a photographer, a painter, a jewelry designer, an author, a mobile designer, this post series is for you.


We create for the love of creating. While we …

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Craft Market Check List

Seller Check List

The week before the market can be a bit nerve wrecking especially if you're newer to the craft market scene or it's your first market of the year / in awhile.   Here are some top items must haves.   Comment below some of your must haves!

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Social Media used for Spreading Good and Networking

Why Instagram and other social networks

selling through social media


Instagram is a photo and short video sharing social network. It was founded in 2010 by software engineer Michel Krieger and computer programmer and former Google-employee Kevin Systrom. Within just shy of two years of operation, it was sold to Fac…

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The Difference Between Shopping Small and Shopping Big-Box

shop small

What kind of shopper would you best describe yourself as? Are you the type who likes to shop and dine at small businesses, or would you rather go for bulk purchases at big-box retailers? Well, we’ll talk about the difference between the two types of shopping, and why certain people would prefer …

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Being A Small Business Owner 

It comes as a surprise to many that small business owners often work longer, more hours than employees. Running a small business is one of the most challenging, yet most rewarding experiences that one can ever have. From the packaging of supplies to constant restocking, and upgrade of tools, all whi…

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7 Habits Creativepreneurs do that impact on their health and wellness

Ever wondered by some creativepreneurs are so successful? It’s because they sleep, rest, and do a very good job of separating their work life from family life. Most importantly, they listen to their body and know exactly when enough is enough because too much of anything can be dangerous. I have…

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The wait is nearly over!

Have you been patiently awaiting the return of Vancouver Island Market, or any market for that matter?! Well the wait is nearly over folks. It has been in the ‘making’ (see what I did there) for quite some time but we are nearly there and we want to invite you to start applying now for our August ou…

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Are you better off doing physical markets, virtual markets or both?


Hey... so you wanna know!

First of all, let's talk about the difference between a physical market (marketPLACE) and virtual market (marketSPACE)
mother working at the counter with child next to her smiling
A Marketplace is a physical location of buyer and seller interaction. At the marketplace, the seller and buyer meet each othe…

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