On Saturday, we held our very first Makers Conference, a celebration of the artisans—from pickle-makers and confectioners to glass-blowers and candlestick-makers—whose goods we stock in our Shop. The day was meant to give those makers an opportunity to meet and learn from each other as well as from experts in small business investing, social media, and marketing; and though the event was aimed at our makers, the smart words exchanged and advice shared are valuable for anyone, whether you just launched a business Twitter account or are rolling out a full business plan.
Here are 12 of the most salient tips we learned at our Makers Conference:
What's the best business advice you've ever been given? Share your wisdom in the comments.
Photo of dryer balls by Mark Weinberg; photos of pickles, tablecloth, and caramels by James Ransom; photo of Mexican Chocolate Sugar by Bobbi Lin