Berwyn Makers

Local support and resources for turning your craft or art into a business


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We’re on Twitter!

Follow us @berwynmakers for blog updates, event announcements, and anything shiny that catches our collective eyes.

In honor of our new twitter account, we went looking for the best hashtags to use for small businesses and entrepreneurs.  Check out what we found!

Popular small business hashtags: http://roundhouse.cc/us/17-most-popular-small-business-hashtags

Hashtag mistakes: http://digitalsherpa.com/5-common-hashtag-mistakes/

How popular is your hashtag?: http://www.hashtags.org/

 

Follow us on Twitter, and we’ll follow you back!


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May Meeting – Recap!

This past Thursday we had our May meeting which was a book discussion of “Craft, Inc.”, by Meg Mateo Ilasco.

If you remember from last month’s meeting, everyone in attendance was inspired by Elaine’s presentation on goal setting to set some goals to be completed by the next time we met.   To start off this meeting we went around and compared how we had done.   Many people found that knowing they were going to be held accountable by the group helped motivate them to get things done!

Cover of "Craft, Inc.: Turn Your Creative...

Cover via Amazon

For the book talk everyone was given a question to answer about their experience with the book, and we all enjoyed the discussions that each question opened up to the group.  Even people that weren’t able to read the book before the meeting had the chance to learn from the group’s experiences and share their opinions!  What books would you like to see us discuss in the future?

At the end of this meeting we once again all set a business-related goal to complete by the next time we meet in June!  What will your goal for the month of May be?

Please join us next month when we welcome Ebony Love of LoveBug Studios!  She will present a talk entitled Make Money, Not Stuff.  Ebony Love is an award-winning quilter, designer, and video educator.  You can read more about her company at: http://www.lovebugstudios.com/home/about-us/.

 


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Better jewelry photography in one click!

There’s no arguing that having great photos of your products is vital for online sellers.  If you struggle with photographing your jewelry or other small objects, our contributor Elaine Luther has a solution!

Check out her blog post for details on her new (and first!) e-book for better small product photography.

And guess what – Elaine has generously offered to giveaway a copy of her book at our next two meetings!  If you’re interested all you need to do is attend our book discussion of “Craft, Inc” on 5/9/13, or Ebony Love’s talk “Make money, not stuff” on 6/13/13.  See our event calendar for more details!