Posts tagged small business
3 Ways to Shift Your Leather Hobby to a Profitable Leather Business

Starting and running a business is hard, yes but if you're not turning a profit after 4 years, I gotta tell you, you're definitely missing some key steps in your business foundation.

Here are three KEY things that really shifted my business from a hobby to a profitable business and allowed me to take it to the next level.

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5 Myths That are Standing in the Way of Starting Your Leathergoods Business

When I asked my fellow leatherworkers a while back what the #1 thing was that was holding them back from starting their leathergoods business, I was shocked at the responses.

I got responses about needing inventory first, figuring out how to make customers value my leathergoods and need a large upfront investment first.

Guess what?

These are myths! None of these statements are true!

If any of these things are what is holding you back from starting your dream leather business, please keep reading!

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3 Ways to Find Your Customer That Wants What You’re Selling

Imagine that you have a leathegood that you love making. It’s a wallet that you made that you’re super proud of. Making this wallet has given you nothing but pride and joy and now you want to share that pride and joy with the world! I mean who wouldn’t want a piece of this pride and joy, right? Who wouldn’t be willing to pay for a piece of this pride and joy, right??

Wrong. Sadly, no. And actually, this kind of backward thinking can leave you feeling rejected and discouraged.

As you probably already know…

if you don’t know who your customer is first and foremost, you’re going to have an uphill battle when it comes to selling your leathergoods.

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3 Reasons Why You’re Not Making Sales in Your Leathergoods Business

Have you ever felt confused about why other leathercrafters seem to be able to sell their leathergoods no problem, but no one seems to be interested in yours?

The truth is, the reason that people aren’t buying from you is not because your prices are too high or because no one likes your brand.

No, it’s much simpler then that.

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4 Ways to Find Out Who Your Ideal Customer is?

Once I started focusing in on my ideal customer and what they were looking for I started to see traction in my own business.

I had more engagement on my social media which made things way more fun and I also got more traffic to my website and made more sales.

Click through for 4 ways to find out who your ideal customer really is.

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3 Strategies to Boost your Leather Business in 2019

Have you ever looked at your competition and thought to yourself, “I make the same kind of leathergoods as they do and yet I can’t seem to make one sale!”

That’s because you’re missing one of the 3 keystones of running a successful handmade business. Once I started focusing on these 3 key elements of my business I saw more sales and I saw my business grow month after month.

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How to close out one year and make room for the next year - (New Years resolutions that actually stick.)

When you reflect on the past year you can see not only what worked but also what you liked doing. Building a business is hard work but it doesn’t have to be painful to be successful, right? Otherwise you might as well go and work for someone else. Reflecting on our business allows you to pivot and change course so that you’re always creating a business that you love as well as being successful.

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Why You Should Be Charging Money For Your Leathergoods

Selling and making money from their leatherwork can make some people really uncomfortable for many reasons. Maybe they think their work isn't of any value or just not good enough. Or they just feel bad asking for money in exchange for their leathergoods. If you’ve ever felt this way, read on for 4 reasons why you shouldn’t feel bad about charging for your leatherwork.

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How To Price Your Leatherwork for Profit

Whether you’re  currently selling your work or you have plans to start selling your work, the fear and frustration behind product pricing is real.

A lot of leatherworkers don’t know where to start when pricing their products so they guess or they ask people in a Facebook group what they would pay for a certain product.

These are BIG mistakes for a few reasons.

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Stride Into Your Side Hustle - Don't Stumble

Have you ever considered starting a side business but you just were not and still are not sure how to get started?

Some people can get really stuck on how to get started especially if they have zero experience with starting their own business but there is no need to get stuck here. I want to share with you how I practically stumbled my way in a side hustle business a few years ago and how you should stride into yours.

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