How to find retail stores to sell your products to

Do you want to sell your products to retail stores but are not sure how to find relevant stores? In today’s podcast I’m going back to the ASK ANDREEA series where I answer a question from one of you. Here’s today’s question: “I currently have my product in one store and would like to have access to more. I am just not sure what stores to target. My products as I label them are gifts for tween girls and beauty products. How would you suggest choosing stores to pitch my product to? Thanks!” – Araina Click on the link below…

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How to decide when to go for it – An inspiring story from Headbands of Hope

This is a guest post from Jessica Ekstrom from Headbands of Hope I founded Headbands of Hope during my junior year of college after my internship at Make-A-Wish. I found that girls loved to wear headbands after they lost their hair to chemotherapy. Therefore, for every headband purchased, one is given to a girl with cancer and $1 is donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund childhood cancer research. Before I graduated in May 2013, HoH was featured on the TODAY Show, TOMS Shoes Website, Fitness Magazine Online and it became my fulltime job. But more importantly, I gave…

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Systems and mindset for a successful handmade business with Donna Maria of @IndieBusiness

Do you want to go from crafter to successful entrepreneur and turn your passion into a business? If so, today’s interview with Donna Maria Coles Johnson of Indie Business Network is a must-listen. In this episode, Donna Maria and I talk about the 3 things you MUST systematize in order to have a business that is profitable and runs smoothly. Donna Maria also talks about the ONE mindset shift you need to go from crafter to successful business owner. CLICK TO LISTEN You can also listen on iTunes or download this episode by clicking here. CLICK TO TWEET Decide what…

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Why I ditched the press release and what I do instead

If your PR strategy is to write a press release and send it out to the media in hopes of gaining new customers for your product or service, it’s time to stop that right now! Press releases no longer work. Has this press release nightmare happened to you? When I started my eco-friendly t-shirt company, Tees for Change, I spent almost $500 to hire an online service to write a press release and distribute it to “tens of thousands of journalists.” And then I sat and waited for the media to call me and for customers to start buying. When…

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Marketing your business the honest way with Jasmine Myers of @bama_ry

Have you heard of honest marketing? In today’s episode, Jasmine Myers, designer and founder of bama + ry, shares with us how she was able to take her inspirational jewelry designs from a hobby and an Etsy store to a successful business. Jasmine talks about your WHY, sharing your story and marketing your business honestly and I couldn’t agree with her more. Enjoy this episode! And remember, there’s still time to win my favorite business books and one of my online courses – get the details here. CLICK TO LISTEN You can also listen on iTunes or download this episode…

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Win my favorite business books!

Do you want to win one of my ten favorite business books in exchange for a review of my newly launched podcast on iTunes? If so, check out the video below for all the details. I didn’t mention this in the video, but you can also win one of my courses (on Wholesale, Publicity or Pinterest as well!) As some of you know, I recently launched The Launch Grow Joy Show podcast on iTunes. So far, thousands of you have listened and downloaded the first few episodes and I’d love to reach even more people. So I’ve launched a contest…

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