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Maker: Full-Time Part 4: Goals, Goals, Goals

Maker: Full-Time Part 4: Goals, Goals, Goals

So if you've been following this series, you know I've been thinking a lot about the direction in which I want to take my business. For the past 2 years I've been selling print on-demand clothing featuring my own crochet designs, but I'm ready to expand beyond that. Now that I'm doing Snapdragon Brand full time, I can! And I'm so excited. 

Based on my thoughts and experiments over the past month and a half, here are the goals I've come up with:


Maker: Full-Time part 3- A solid month of making

Maker: Full-Time part 3- A solid month of making

So, I've been at it full-time since late January. In that time I've created a business plan, decked out my studio where I work, and let the world know my intentions. 

 This last month or so was very busy as I completed three big projects:

1. I applied to be a part of the Finger Lakes Annual Exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery here in Rochester. 

2. I taught an Inspiration retreat at Sewgreen (a recycled fiber arts store) here in Rochester. 

3. I completed a guest blog post for The Hook Nook Life! 


Maker: Full-Time-- a Business Plan for your very, very small business

Maker: Full-Time-- a Business Plan for your very, very small business

I've been a busy bee and found some really helpful resources for the very, very small business owner as you build a business plan. If you're like me, you may have hobbied your way into building your small business and now you're working to organize and legitimize it all so you can focus on growing to a more sustainable size (ie. so you can afford your rent). 

Maker: Full-Time Part 2. One Week In

Maker: Full-Time Part 2. One Week In

It's been a whirlwind first week as an Entrepreneur! 

Let me tell you all about it... But first, how did I do on my practical goals for this week? (See my previous post HERE to understand what I'm talking about)

1. I need to re-vamp my Business Plan.

Check! I discovered a wonderful little thing called the Business Model Canvas. It made creating a plan so much easier for my visual style of learning. And it really helped me to understand the working parts of a business. I'll release...