Category: Business Planning

Discounting Your Products

Using discounts can be a good or bad tool depending on how you use it. Over the years as a sales rep, I have heard lots of different reasons why producers wish to discount their prices: Because raw materials and…

Preparing for 4th Quarter Sales

4th quarter sales, aka holiday sales, is typically the biggest income season of the year for most producers.  Our Tastes of Idaho website generates about half its yearly income just from 4th quarter sales!  (Income from my sales repping business…

Seven Keys to Success

If you are like me and read lots of different business motivational articles, you have probably read several different “Keys to Success” articles.  And some of the “keys” apply to your business and some do not. One of my favorite…

Finding Networking Groups

Last post, I talked about Networking with your Competitors.  I didn’t get any nasty notes, so I guess most of you understand the concept. Networking can be a very important part of your business growth — if you use it…

Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement is a serious problem for the crafting/artisan community.  Discussions come up frequently on discussion boards, Facebook and artisan communities on the best way to deal with copyright infringement. A copyright, according to Wikipedia, “is a legal concept, enacted…

Manifesting Your Vision

In my last post we talked about using intentions rather than resolution in planning for 2014. But how do we set our intentions and where do we go from there?  I like the list, or procedure, for setting intentions as…