A weekly roundup of craft, design, and business related news and links:
Copycats & lessons we can learn – Really thought provoking video of Johanna Blakely’s TED talk about intellectual property and the fashion industry. Particularly interesting to me was the graph near the end comparing gross sales of low IP industries with high IP industries.
16 questions for free agents – If you’ve never taken the time to think about where you want your business to go, I highly recommend you think about your answers to these 16 questions from Seth Godin.
Are You Ready for Big Step Forward? – How do you know when it’s really time to take your business to the next level?
strategy session with Susan of modcloth.com – Susan has grown modcloth.com into a great company with 100 employees – and she’s only 25 years old! In this interview, she talks with MML about building a successful online shop.
20 Informercials and 1 Questions, or How I Found Clarity In My Business – Why it’s important to think and talk about your business a lot.
Big Cartel vs. Etsy – A good comparison for those debating between these two selling platforms.
How To Get 8379 New Twitter Followers by Christmas – If you’re committed to the process, you really can grow your Twitter followers.
I also wanted to share an email I got from CMBA reader (and fellow Seth Godin fan) Laura Baillie. Inspired by the post on video (and reading Seth Godin) Laura created a video to promote her newest jewelry collection. It’s so great to see all the ways in which readers are being inspired to grow their businesses. Thanks for sharing, Laura!
Have you made any changes to your business after reading something on CMBA? I’d love to hear about it. You can email me at megan(at)craftMBA.com or feel free to share in the comments.