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Entrepreneur Spouses: What’s in a Brand?

November 29, 2011 by  
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Military spouses often find themselves going to work for themselves for many reasons—mostly because it means having a steady job that’s portable and that can give you the time off when needed for homecomings, PCSing, and family events. But if you’re starting a business, you may find yourself asking, “What is a brand?” and “How [...]

Entrepreneur Spouse: Fresh Tips to Spruce Up Your Holiday Advertising Design

October 24, 2011 by  
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Yep, it’s time to start planning your holiday ad campaigns and getting those ideas flowing. To help put a fresh take on your ad campaign this year, I’ve put together this list of ad design tips along with a few examples. These are great to brainstorm while taking time off from your shop during a [...]

Entrepreneur Spouses: Creative Self-Promotion, Part 1

January 11, 2011 by  
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We all want our names to be heard and our shops to stand out from the crowd. And as a military spouse who is moving all the time, getting creative with promoting your home-based business is crucial! We don’t always have that local networking group to pull from or a ton of neighborhood friends that [...]

Entrepreneur Spouses: Support at Home

October 22, 2010 by  
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As military spouses, whether you were married prior to enlisting in the service or not, you know what it means to support your better half while in active duty. This show of support comes in many forms: from giving up your career, to when you have kids, to moving away from all your family and [...]

Entrepreneur Spouses: House Parties

September 1, 2010 by  
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A dear friend of mine, not to mention my favorite candle supplier, Deb Ragsdale is a Navy wife and, like many of us, has an Etsy. LilacAve has been around for a few years and she was gracious enough to let us in behind the scenes to learn how military wives, like herself, can take their [...]

Entrepreneur Spouses: Social Media

July 8, 2010 by  
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Most military spouses who work, work from home or online. Either way, you can use social media to help boost your sales and spread the word about your amazing services! Even if you are in the middle of a PCS, you can use your social media tools to keep your customers up to date and [...]

Entrepreneur Spouses: Free Delivery!

June 18, 2010 by  
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Sometimes it’s nice to get something for nothing! Offering free shipping has been proven to increase sales and gain customer’s confidence in shopping at your site if they know that they will not be hit up with shipping fees in the end. Customers always commit to the price they see on an item but they [...]

Entrepreneur Spouses: Survey Says

May 15, 2010 by  
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We all love being the center of attention in our shopping experiences, let’s admit it. And when we have an opinion about something, well… that hard-headed military spouse attitude can get a whole lot accomplished! So if we like to give reviews and feedback about what we love and what we hate, give your customers [...]

Entrepreneur Spouses: Packaging 101

May 1, 2010 by  
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There’s a lot to remember when starting up your own business, especially if you are not a individual sales rep for a company like Mary Kay, etc, where you are not given your own branding and packaging supplies. So what’s a girl to do if you are tired already from digging deep into your creative [...]