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Best Craft Shows in San Francisco Bay Area for Handmade Artisans

When you are a handmade artists that want to sell your crafts, it is very difficult to find the right craft shows to go and sell your products.  Often you are thinking, you want to get the most "bang out of your buck" at a "day" or a "weekend" craft show.  You have to consider a few things before making your choice. 1. You will need to try the ones you would like to be in. This is especially important if you don't know your targeted audience.  You have a target market.  You need to find it and find them. 2. Consider your following on social media.  Your social media audience will be your most dedicated followers especially if they...

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How We Started Our Business

Starting a business is definitely NOT easy!  But tenacity, desire, drive and fun are all components you need to have if you're thinking about starting one.Our business was started in 2009 with no clue of what we were doing.  But we have an idea and we went for it.  Here's some advice with what we've learned along the way. 1. Access your talent.  If you don't love what you are doing, you will not go very far in your business.  Have a purpose and love it!  Have a goal! 2. Decide the location of your business.  Ask for help on the business end.  There are plenty of resources out there, one being SBA (Small Business Association).  3. Start with your network - friends...

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