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Hunting Your Hit List

Let's face it: Finding the right stores - really, the RIGHT stores is one of the biggest pains we face as makers trying to crack the wholesale code. It's tricky. After all, you can't go to every store in every city in every state. What if you're just starting out, and...

Don’t Default to Stupid: Site Security Management

Some website builders (WordPress included) do a bad thing. They default to stupid.  When you set up your website, and the system creates the first user - you - WordPress in all its brilliance gives you the default username Admin. And if you’re a new user, and you...

SEO for Makers: Part 2 – Keyword Phrases & Focus Keywords

Putting on your SEO hat is sort of a cross between being a detective and a psychoanalyst. A little sleuthing, and a little knowing how people think will go a long way. The whole idea of SEO, after all, is to make your site pop up in search results when people are...

Pricing Ninja: Figuring Your Overhead.

In every good pricing formula or tool there’s a spot that says “Overhead”. That one little word probably gets more blank stares than anything else in pricing. It’s relatively easy to figure out what you paid for your materials. You can see and feel and touch them in...

Sales Reps: What’s Their X-Factor?

In the dance business we used to have a saying: “What’s her X-Factor?” No, not like the Simon Cowell train wreck that produced Susan Boyle; in our terms, the “X-Factor” was what motivated a student to walk into the dance studio, her “WHY”. It was slightly different...