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The Friday Blog Round-Up 3/16/12

16th March 2012

The Friday Blog Round-Up 3/16/12

First up,  we have a post from Stahls revealing the secrets of Glitter Flake.  Let’s face it,  the bling is here to stay,  and Glitter Flake looks like one great way to add some sparkle to your garment decoration.   This post gives you some tips on working with Glitter Flake.

Second on the list today is a post from Erich Campbell about making the transition from hobbyist to embroidery business.   He maintains that the first thing to which attention needs to be paid is profit.   Newly minted embroidery businesses often undercharge in an effort to bring in business, or just because they don’t really know their own costs yet.   As Erich tells us,  it’s all about measuring your costs and planning for the future.   This is a great post for anyone who is poised to make the leap into the business world, or for those who have just done so.

Third on the docket,  we have a post from ASI about the top selling pet gifts.   Pet clothing and supplies can be a real money maker,  and it certainly can’t hurt to have a few special products to offer groomers, veterinary offices and other pet related clients you might have.   If you deal with a lot of pet related businesses, check out this list .

Fourth at bat today,  we have a post from Peter Shankman about his “fate worse than death”.   In his case,  his FWTD is mediocrity or not living up to his potential.   I get a lot of what he’s saying here.  When you’ve accomplished goals that once seemed impossible,  opening a new business for instance,  what do you do next?  Do you rest on your laurels, or do you try for something bigger?   I found this post really interesting and thought provoking.

Fifth on the list is a post from ClickZ about customer service and what you can learn about it from dealing with small children.   While the premise may sound a bit condescending,  the actual content makes a lot of sense.   Customers who are calling in for help or information may be adults,  but they often have to be handled with patience,  lots of praise and an understanding of their side of the situation.

Finally, today,  we have a post about some things you might be doing wrong if you have a blog,  and how to fix them.    It’s easy to get in a rut with blogging, and it’s always a good idea to take another look at what you’re doing on a regular basis and see what works and what doesn’t work.    As a side note,  I also think Erika (who wrote the post about blogging) has a fabulous post about failure on her blog.  I’m not going to link directly to the post since it contains some language that is NSFW,  but I highly recommend going over and reading the post.


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