Small Business Saturday
December 7th sees the launch of the first Small Business Saturday in the UK - an opportunity to shop local and to support small businesses on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.Inspired by an American initiative, Small Business Saturday is...
Chloe McGenn is an award winning jewellery designer and here she tells us how she engages with her customers and develops customer loyalty to keep them coming back.   I like our shop to be the name on the lips of someone looking for that...
Today, writer, crafts events organiser and trainer, Rickie Josen, takes us step by step through starting out in the world of Blogging!   Here at Birmingham Arts, we’ve recently run a Success Workshop about blogs, part of our...
With the advent of social media tools such as Twitter, people the world over now have unprecedented freedom to communicate with other people, from friends and family to celebrities and business titans alike. One business owner Jenny Buttery of...
Emma Allnutt of Sugar Cane attended the School for Startups free Web Fuelled Business bootcamp at Leeds on the 21st March 2012. It was a full day bootcamp to help small businesses grow revenue, increase customers, lower costs, improve their...
Everyones Friend A3 Print by Kerry Layton
We're all so familiar with online social networking its easy to forget that there are real people just beyond our front door! But what's the purpose of networking and why should you bother?Everyones Friend A3 Print by Kerry LaytonLocal networking...
There are many quick and simple ways of creating effective marketing materials from your product images and many excellent graphic designers in the handmade community who will make banners and adverts for you. But if you can’t afford this and like...
Resize images for use on the web is a simple but exceedingly useful skill to learn as website and magazine editors can often request images of designer-makers work in various different sizes. Today photographer Helen Shorey talks us through how to...
In this digital age, it's a pretty sure bet that press coverage won't just fall in your lap but getting press will certainly be easier if you know how to write a decent press release. But where to start? Here is a bit of advice from my point of view...
This article was originally published in the recent Autumn 2011 issue of UK Handmade Magazine. Article by Tatiana Hitchen.There may be a battle raging to keep some traditional crafts and skills from disappearing into the mists of time, but the...
 Wall Art - Kuko the Brave via the Craft Blog UK flickr groupTwitter Lists:Twitter lists are a useful tool for staying ahead in your industry. Lists can give you the latest news and you don't have to spend time finding people to add to...
In this digital age, often good product photography can mean the difference between a sale and a missed opportunity, the difference between being picked to be featured in a magazine or stocked in a shop/boutique and not. As difficult as it may be to...
Today we are pleased to reproduce with kind permission this fantastic article by marketing guru Katy Cowan; Editor of Creative Boom and owner of PR and Marketing agency Boomerang PR. Invaluable advice from an expert! Katy Cowan Marketing is one of...
UK Handmade is pleased to introduce you to some of our favourite business resource websites. We've brought them together here for your covenience. The Academy: A great new resource and learning community for independent business owners in the...
Big brands are engineered so that the mere mention of a name sees our brains fire off signals making us picture the associated products or logo, such is the power of good branding.  Well known examples are:   McDonalds, = Big Macs and a...
katy cowan
by Katy Cowan of www.creativeboom.co.uk   One of the most beautiful things about the World Wide Web is how it has brought the globe together and allowed freelancers and small businesses to compete on the same scale as larger and more...

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