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Partner Offer for Graphic Designers

Partner Offer for Graphic Designers

Photo by: Matt Tams For the last twelve months, I've been working with a small wedding invitation design firm making them wax seal stamps that they design, I make and either drop ship them to their customers or send to their printers to be go off to their customers with the invitations.  It's gone so well that when a repeat customer popped up in my Etsy shop with a design for one of her clients I wondered why I wasn't offering this to more people! So, shout out to my graphic designers, I have an offer for you.  You'll get...

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Stamping with Markers

Stamping with Markers

You don't just need ink pads to use your stamps.  Coloured pens can make some really great effects.

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Mint Maker Studio and Brexit

Mint Maker Studio and Brexit

So, first and foremost, Brexit sucks.  Let's get that out of the way first.  I hate it, it's the biggest waste of all of our time and energy and we're shooting ourselves in the collective foot by doing it.  However, it seems to be the hill our country is going to die on so I thought I'd best let everyone know what I have done to account for it in the next few months. We're still not 100% sure what is going to happen (17 days to go as I write this, nothing to worry about, right?  RIGHT?) but, as...

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Thank you for your survey responses!

Thank you for your survey responses!

  I've been planning on doing a more extensive range of small business stamps for ages but the list I had was long and I couldn't work out which stamps to make.  So I put together a short survey and ask a few of the awesome indie business groups I am part of to complete it for me and these are the responses and I will be using it to narrow down my choices. Question 1: What kind of stamps do you think would be useful in your business? The top three answers were: Thank You - Including some personalised options...

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Surviving the Summer Holiday while running a small business

Surviving the Summer Holiday while running a small business

Long summer holidays are hard going for a small business owner. I will cheerily say ‘oh i’m really lucky, I work around the kids’ when often i’m tearing my hair out wondering when orders will go out, when i’ll reply to emails and whether or not I I’ll actually get those new products ready for September that I really want to make. My business has always operated around my kids. It was born a few years before my son was but it didn’t really start to really working for me until after he was born (he’s 7 now) and really...

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