While I plan to spend some time at a beach like this in next month, we won’t miss a beat at #HandmadeChat. Not only do we have a super lineup for you, but our team is growing. I’ll tell you more about that in a minute!
But first, here are the topics for August 2012.
August 2: Alyssa Middleton: Favorite Small Business Success Books
It’s vacation month! Whether you’re headed to the beach, the mountains or someplace in between, you’ll surely be taking some books along, right? I hope some will be pleasure, but if you’re taking some business books, this chat is for you. Alyssa will lead a discussion about the most useful small business books, and what we love about them. Come prepared to share your favorites!
August 9: Mary Hummphrey: How To Deal With Difficult Customers
No matter what business you are in, you are also in the people business. And where there are people, there are sometimes difficulties. And as the leader of your business, this means that part of your job is to deal with difficulties, which we shall call “challenges.” This chat will share best practices and tips to help you deal with your most difficult customer challenges.
August 16: LaShonda Tyree: How To Plan For The Holiday Season
Well, you really should already be planning the holiday sales season, but if you haven’t, or if you have and want some additional tips and ideas, this chat will give you the push you need to saddle up for fall and holiday sales.
August 23: Melissa Rivera: How To Take Vacation From Your Handmade Business
It’s August, and that means a lot of people are on vacation. But how do you take vacation from you handmade business, if you are the main (or only) person making and shipping the products? Do you have to shut everything down and lose a week or two of income? Or can your business go on while you’re away? We’ll tack these and other weighty vacation issues in this episode.
August 30: Brenda Foster: Thriving As A Part-Time Entrepreneur
Welcome Brenda, the newest #HandmadeChat Team Member! Brenda is the CEO of Bubs and Scrubs in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. In addition to running her business, Brenda is also employed full-time. That means she’s the perfect person to lead a discussion on this topic.
How many of you either have a full-time job while you run your business, or know someone who does? Or maybe you have a full-time job and want to start a business on the side? That’s how I got started, and that’s what our host this week, Brenda Foster, does too. This discussion will help you get started on the right foot and grow a business — not a super hobby!
See you on August 2, for #HandmadeChat. Remember to read the easy instructions here if you don’t already know how to participate.
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