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Rest Insured: Know Your Health Insurance Options

Rest Insured: Know Your Health Insurance Options

Health insurance has long been a stumbling block for small business owners and their employees. Perhaps with the advent of association health plans and SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) health insurance plans, this issue will trip up fewer makers and others on their way to making a living doing what they love.

Top Tips for Successful Selling at Craft Markets and Festivals

Top Tips for Successful Selling at Craft Markets and Festivals

Kate Thurman and Alaina Smith have lots of experience selling from booths at craft fairs and markets. Alaina, who runs Cold Gold, has participated in 20+ craft fairs, and Kate of Smarty Pants Paper Co. has exhibited at craft fairs and trade shows and has created counter and floor displays for a product-based business. Both women have won awards for their craft fair booths. (Yeah, they're awesome.)

And they’ve shared some of their top tips for a successful day of selling at craft fairs.

8 reasons to get yourself in the Maker City Directory. ASAP.

8 reasons to get yourself in the Maker City Directory. ASAP.

If you are signed up for our email newsletter, attend Maker Meetups, or follow our social media, you've probably heard us talking about the Maker Directory. Again and again. And again. But you might be thinking, “What’s the big deal? What’s in it for me?”