Posts Tagged ‘makers’

The Art of Wholesale Craft with Sadie Bliss, Maine Crafts Association

From Craft to Artists and More – A Conversation with the Maine Crafts Association Episode 018  The Maine Crafts Association works to support craft artists with marketing and educational opportunities. While craft doesn’t always successfully crossover into wholesale, Sadie Bliss, Director, knows the best practices of the most successful craft artists and shares them with…

Burning it up with Denise O’Reilly, The Burnt Shop

Denise O’Reilly likes to burn things. And they’re beautiful. Episode 017  As the owner of The Burnt Shop, Denise has been gone from making holiday gifts for friends to quitting her leader role at Whole Foods. How did she go from presents to profit? How does she create new products? With a lot of hard…

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From monkeys to Mad Gabs, a conversation with Gabrielle Melchionda

From monkeys to Mad Gabs, the kitchen to QVC—building a life with lip balm. Episode 16 From monkeys (yes!) and a failed math class to selling to retailers like Wegmans and Whole Foods Market, Gabrielle has grown up with her Mad Gabs business. How did she do it? One lip balm at a time and…

From Whitinsville To The White House with Christine Guanipa, Little Man

How do your products get from Whitinsville to the White House? It’s the little things! For Christine Guanipa of Little Man, it’s not about the work, but it’s about the people. Learn how she has built her line of textile handbags and accessories as well as a family business that cares for its community members.…

Sustaining A Business—How To Stick With It with Cyndi Prince, LooHoo

Episode 10 ‘Will this sink my business?’ Almost every business owner has had that disaster moment.  Cyndi Prince had hers early on in her business. Listen in on how she got through a packaging disaster to grow a business that is sustainable in more ways than one. With a background in science and art, she’s…