business buzz 5-21-10

A weekly roundup of craft, design, and business related news and links:

Should You Make Your Niche Smaller? – Why a focused niche is more successful then a broad approach.

The Three Surprisingly Simple Keys to Success – “You need talent, luck, and persistence. ┬áPick any two.”

Big Brand Copycats – Eye-opening article from the Etsy blog about one designer’s struggle to fight a big brand for copyright infringement.

How to Convert Your Facebook Superfans into Brand Ambassadors – A more structured way to get your biggest fans to evangelize your brand. Jess of Jess LC is doing something similar.

Why Are Women-Owned Companies Smaller Than Men-Owned Companies? – An incredibly fascinating article from the Wall Street Journal that asks “what’s holding back women business owners?”


  1. Holly says

    Great links! Love the Why Are Women-Owned Companies Smaller Than Men-Owned Companies.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    Excited to read ‘Big Brand Copycats’ and the conversion article on FB about creating Ambassadors of your brand. Thanks for your roundups, I look forward to seeing your suggested reads every week & I appreciate that quality of content you include!

  3. says


    Just wanted to say thank you for all these great posts and links – I have just graduated in jewellery design and plan on making a living from it (or trying!!!) and I’m pretty terrified! Your blog is so helpful and I feel less scared and more advised every time I read it..! Thanks (:


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