I have found that when you own a craft business it is almost impossible to track inventory. Recently, I bought Quick Books Pro 2011. This product is great! Although it takes some getting use to, the robust software allows you to track inventory levels and expenses. In addition, you can create a wide variety of reports to help you accurately gage the health of your business.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
It seems like this year has flown by, and all of the sudden the holidays are here. HGA is going to be in the Summerville, SC Holly Days festival this year. I can't wait. I am ramping up on new items and weeding out items I don't think will do so hot. It is a strange business though, crafting that it is. What one person finds to be unique another can find to be ugly. I often have to remind myself that even if I don't like it, someone else may. I am thinking of other crafts that I can sell as well. The problem is time. I must admit with a month away, it would be a little late in the game to start trying to put new crafts in my line up.
Monday, October 3, 2011
We have reached fall, the air is coolier, the days are shorter and the leaves are changing. It is a great time of year. It is also the time of year that people begin to think about Christmas shopping. For HGA that means we are ramping up our inventory and preparing for the Holly Days festival in Summerville, SC. With lots of vendors, food and fun, Holly days will make preparing a lot easier. Don't forgot, you can save 10% now by entering coupon code SAH10. (expires 12-31-11)
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
We all have bad days, whether they are caused by work, home or someone rubbing off on you. Though, how we handle them is up to us. I hate the feeling of being down, frankly it is depressing. So I look for the silver lining, I try to take whatever caused my bad day and turn it into motivation. Didn't get that promotion, I'll work hardier to be more qualified. Didn't sell any jewelry at the craft show; I re-examin my items and see why they didn't sell. Was it the quality, price or was my crowd different than my targeted demographic. In short no matter why you had a bad day, you can turn it around. What do you do to turn it around?