Small Business Saturday – support small and make a difference

Small Business Saturday was created to support small businesses after Black Friday. Some large businesses inflate their prices throughout the year so they can offer ‘discounts’ on Black Friday. Small businesses often don’t and they lose out. So, I’m showcasing a few of the talented artisans behind the 100 traders who sell their lovingly-made items…

Holiday upcycling gift guide for the DIYer in your life

Need an upcycling gift guide to know what to buy for the upcycler in your life this holiday season? Note – if that upcycler is you, that’s fine too! Have family or friends who don’t know what to buy, so want to narrow it down but still get a surprise? Send them this list and…

How to design a retail booth for maximum impact

Whether you already have a retail space or are looking to get one, here are five key rules for how to design a booth for maximum impact. It’s not enough to have beautiful products if they aren’t displayed well. It’s the same as staging to take product photos. Your booth is your stage and there…

Welcome to the beautiful barn – a building with treasure

I have a retail space at Homemade at The Barn, near Royston on the Hertfordshire/Cambridgeshire border in England. It is a Grade II listed building and so stunning that I wanted to share some photos of the space with you. The Barn has been a site for artisans and traders for many years. You can…