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Surviving without a Trade Show

Surviving without a Trade Show

Blog #0010 SURVIVING WITHOUT A TRADE SHOWYOU CAN STILL GET YOUR PRODUCTS SEEN It's official all trade shows are cancelled for this year!  So the question is can we manage without them?The answer is ... YES of courseThere is more than one way to get repeat orders and...

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Beat the Covid Blues

Beat the Covid Blues

Blog #009 BEAT THE COVID BLUES! GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS! I am sure you will agree that if 2020 was a larger it would ‘probably be the worst year’ ever!!  I know a slight miss quote, but I am sure you get my meaning!! For most of us Christmas is the golden quarter, our...

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HINTS & TIPS | No.1

HINTS & TIPS | No.1

RESEARCH Taking your first steps into the world of wholesale Think about what you want to find out. When selling your products to retailers they will want to know What you sell  How much is it Minimum order values Carriage paid values So this is a good place to start....

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HINTS & TIPS | No.2

HINTS & TIPS | No.2

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST TRADE SHOW Hints & Tips series Get yourself seen Lots of  independent business owners want to be selling to shops trade show are often seen as the place to go! So what should you do to prepare? Your first trade show or exhibition is...

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MEET THE MAKER | No.1

MEET THE MAKER | No.1

MEET HOME COUNTY CANDLE CO. A glimpse behind the scenes We always find it interesting to find out a little bit about the designers and makers. Today is the turn of Hannah Spinks from Home County Candle Co to undertake the a set of quick fire meet the maker Q&A....

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MEET THE MAKER | No.2

MEET THE MAKER | No.2

MEET LORNA SYSON The challenges of planning for Christmas Tell us a little bit about yourself I'm a textile designer for home interiors, I love being inspired by nature and the hidden beauty of everyday we often miss. I live in rural Oxfordshire with my husband and my...

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HINTS & TIPS | No.3

HINTS & TIPS | No.3

FIVE THINGS YOU MUST DO FOLLOWING A TRADE SHOW Congratulations … the work starts here ! So where to begin? Attending a trade show reminds me of having my first child!  Once he was born I thought I could have a rest, yes my friends did laugh!  I on the other hand I...

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REFLECTION IS THE KEY

REFLECTION IS THE KEY

Blog #003 REFLECTION IS THE KEY Plan, Act, Reflect, Repeat series: Part 3 Refelection We have PLANNED and ACTED now comes the time to sit back and REFLECT.  We are not saying this needs to be a long process, a cup of tea and 10 minutes peace and quiet will usually get...

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NOW IT’S TIME TO ACT

NOW IT’S TIME TO ACT

Blog #002 NOW IT'S TIME TO ACT Plan, Act, Reflect, Repeat series: Part 2 How have you done? Are you ready to take your business to the next level ?   It is never to late to start reflecting and planning for the next 12 – 24 months. PLANNING is a big part of pushing...

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HOW TO START PLANNING

HOW TO START PLANNING

Blog #001 HOW TO START PLANNING Plan, Act, Reflect, Repeat series: Part 1 Planning is the key to success Are you ready to take your business to the next level ?   It is never to late to start reflecting and planning for the next 12 – 24 months.PLANNING is a big part...

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