I’m new to the blogging world! I’m intending this blog to be my way to document the highs and lows of running my small handmade textile business ‘Spring Lark”.
I have spent the last few weeks updating my website to include my new wedding collection! It has taken me far longer than I had intended it to, but then everything does!
Last week I found out the main shop I supplied to had decided to close, which was a big blow, I had had good steady orders from them for a while.
On the plus side it has spurred me to update my website, approach some new shops and hopefully get more sales through my website – thats the plan! So fingers crossed over the next few months I can do just that.
I attended a course in Leeds yesterday run by Doug Richards from Dragons Den. It was brilliant! It was explaining the importance of SEO’s, ad words, ecommerce and social media. All stuff I struggle to understand.
I need to refine my one line company introduction! I came up with
‘High quality stitched gifts and decorative accessories, personalised for your home and special occasions.”
what do you think? Might need to work on it a bit more but its a starting point!
There is a new shop opening in Bradford city centre by Handmade in Bradford called Fabric. It sounds great, its in the old Zavvi shop and is enormous! I delivered stock to them last week and am really hoping they are a big success. The big opening is this saturday for anyone who fancies a look. They are selling a variety of locally made products and have a gallery on the second floor along with regular workshops being run. I’m popping down on Saturday to see how it all looks.