Posts Tagged ‘small business’

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 18 Months To 275 Stores — It’s A Wrap with Michelle Zimora, Z Wraps

From 18 months to 275 stores–It’s A Wrap Episode 15 Michelle has always taken what’s around her and made something beautiful and useful. She also has a passion for learning. In the last 18 months, she’s taken her love of textiles and learning to the next level while solving a problem of single-use plastics in…

Thinking of Hiring A Sales Rep? Here’s What You Need to Know with Jane Hughes

What You Need To Know About Sales Reps – Episode 14 What do giftware and specialty food sales reps do? How do they get paid? How much? When is it a good time to get one? What should you ask your sales rep and what do you do when it’s not working out. We cover…