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News, inspiration, tutorials, tips & tricks, creativity, business and more.

Email Marketing 101 with Kara-Lynne
Did you know that Email Marketing statistically gets better views than your social media posts and orders tend to be 3x higher in value? Learn to create a deeper relationship with your customers while also boosting your order numbers and sales! Read along as our Marketing Director, Kara-Lynne, give us step-by-step instructions on how to get started!
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Organizing Your Shop Supplies
When we first started Cara Supply, we were a small basement shop with bags and bags of product filling up every spare corner and crawl space.  You better believe we learned REALLY quickly how to store, organize and move everything! If you're just starting a handmade shop and need some tips, we can help -  today's blogpost is all about how to organize loose items and focus on the fun stuff! Read on and be inspired!
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Your Handmade Shop: How to Finish 2020 Strong & Plan for 2021

As the calendar slowly scratches the dates left in 2020, one thing can be sure - 2020 was the year everything changed. From big to small shops, the fabric of business has and continues to massively change. As the year begins to close, there is never a better time to look at your strategy for your handmade business.

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Easy Steps to Start Your Store on Shopify
We thought we would show you some quick and easy ways to get started with your own Shopify website. Think about how exciting it would be to build your brand entirely into its own home!!  Start here!
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Moving From Etsy to Build Your Own Brand
If you are facing challenges with Etsy, this may be the time to take the jump and find another platform that will work even better for you!  Think about how exciting it would be to build your brand entirely into its own website where people can learn more about you without being distracted by all sorts of other random products and companies surrounding yours.  
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Tools of the Trade
Find out about the set of crafting tools that we think are invaluable to creating beautiful chewelry and teething toys!  Check out our 'maker' set-up for when we are creating and crafting and learn about how it can help you make the BEST designs!
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Balancing the Blessing of Family, Friends & Business: Our Story, Part 3
As so many of you know, it’s not always easy finding the best way to balance personal life with work. Each person finds their own routines to manage this, and there is no magic solution or rule.  Here is some of our story...
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Small Business Starter Package for your New Handmade Business!
Yah! After months of preparation, our new SMALL BUSINESS STARTER KITS are ready...so much love and thought has gone into making these the absolute BEST for you! Where to start?! Looking for product to start your new handmade business can...
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Setting & Achieving Business Goals for Your Handmade Shop
Products. Bookkeeping. Income. Growth. There’s so much to learn about starting and running your business. We’ve noticed that finding resources for running a handmade shop are hard to come by.
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Book Review: The $100 Startup
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau is a great book packed with ideas and real-world examples of individuals who developed and nurtured successful businesses with small amounts of cash and BUCKET-LOADS of passion and motivation as investment!  Just like so many of our phenomenal customers!
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FREE Downloadable Shipping and Thank-You Labels
Shake up your shipping! We wanted to gift you with some adorable printable labels for your handmade business! 
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Product Photography Tips & Tricks
Product photography is one of the MOST important aspects of your handmade business. So, we want to share some of the fantastic tips and tricks we’ve learned and pass them on to you!
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Craft Shows: The DO'S and DON'TS!
Spring is in the air and any handmade shop knows that means only one thing: craft show season is upon us! It’s so exciting (and nerve wracking!) to get your products made, tagged and ready for a craft show!
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Amazing Packaging Hacks for your Handmade Small Business!
How do you package your handmade products in a way that is economical, visually pleasing, and easy? We’ve got a few amazing ideas for you!
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What to Expect When First Starting a Business: Our Story, Part 1

We want to share some of our story and some of the key lessons we think small business owners could learn from our experience. Chasing your business dreams sounds a bit “pie-in-the-sky”, but we think there are some super “down-to-earth” lessons that can help keep you focused and successful as an new entrepreneur!!

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