We grow together

We grow together

Let’s face it, starting a business is a BIG commitment. It’s a financial commitment with time constraints and deadlines. It’s a commitment to yourself, and a commitment to believe in your skills. It’s a commitment to making your dreams a reality. It’s HUGE!

But you know what, you don’t have to go it alone. In the Handmade in Norway Facebook group you will find hundreds of people that are venturing into the same waters.

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Feeling it and loving it

Feeling it and loving it

I'm not a vain person. I'm camera shy and awkward.But I do have days when I feel good. Sometimes it's hard to put my finger on just what it is that makes me feel good. Maybe I managed to curb my addiction to sugar for a week, maybe I slept more than 5 hours (not...

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Why I cancelled a market

Why I cancelled a market

We should be at a market tomorrow. The promotion was going nicely and the location looked perfect. With plans made and the order ready to send to the table and tent suppliers. We had folks ready to help us set up and enjoy what could be a great day. So why did I cancel?

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Creativity and Community

Creativity and Community

Today’s thought I’m sitting at the Handmade in Norway studio, working on strategies for a few upcoming events for later on this year. The studio has two rooms, one I use as an office, the other, larger room is used mostly for workshops. I arrange creative workshops at...

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Handmade in Norway @ Oslo Soup

Handmade in Norway @ Oslo Soup

I keep talking about Oslo Soup.  Some people nod knowingly and others raise a confused eyebrow.  So let me tell you what you should know, and why it's important. Back in October 2016, I think it was, I was approached by some very polite and lovely people who asked me...

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Being motivated – It’s just like riding a bike.

Motivation is a state of mind, it's not a personality trait. We hear that 'so and so is a very motivated individual'. But the fact is that we can all choose to be motivated, we can choose to be unmotivated, and we can work our way to being SUPER motivated with the...

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Content – Little word BIG reputation.

Content – Little word BIG reputation.

One of the areas we always get questions about or asked for help with, is what to put out on social media?  Which has led me to think about content a lot over the past week or so, as I am busy getting ready for a workshop on this very subject.  What is content?  How important is content for a business?

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