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My worst business decisions so far!

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Card readers, eBay selling standards and magazine advertising are three areas where I've made bad decisions. Don't make the same mistakes as me!

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Creating a new work space - my fabulous shed!

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As my fabric business grew, my dining room got rather over run with stock, so I decided it was time to have a rethink. My first thought was to hire an office space. There's a development near me and so I went for a look. It was rather lovely, but the cheapest workspace was £250 a month, and I just felt that was more than I wanted to pay. It was Mr Oakapple who came up with the idea of a shed. You might think that was the obvious answer, but I have a tiny garden!   I was recomended...

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Do's and don'ts of taking your children to a craft fair

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For this blog post I thought I would focus on an issue close to my heart - taking your children to a craft fair. For many of us in the crafting community this is something that crops up time after time and it can be something that can raise the blood pressure of even the most placid crafter! My children have been coming to craft fairs on and off with me for about four years now and it's usually because I have no-one else able to look after them on that day. From time to time my daughter likes to...

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