Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show
Episode 12: Indie Design Gift-a-Long 2014! An interview with Nina Machlin Dayton, Simone Kereit, Lindsay Lewchuk, and Alex Tinsley - The Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show In this episode, I interview the organizers of the Indie Design Gift-a-Long, the second annual end-of-year extravaganza on Ravelry showcasing indie knitting and crochet designers. My guests are four talented knitting designers - Nina Dayton Machlin, Simone Kereit, Lindsay Lewchuk, and Alex Tinsley - who are organizing the Gift-a-Long (GAL). We talk about all the details and how you can get involved - as a designer, as another yarn industry indie, and as a crocheter or knitter! You can find more details in today's show notes at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/12. I'd love to hear your feedback! Leave a comment on the show notes, Tweet me at @cyeshow, or leave a message at 646-713-8973. If you enjoyed the show, please leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher. It helps the show become more discoverable to others!
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Category:Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

In this episode I announce a challenge, and invite you to join me! This challenge is all about gratitude and reflection. Many yarn industry indies are solopreneurs. Running a small business by yourself can be an isolating experience, and oftentimes, you can feel like you are doing it alone. Creating a list of at least 20 people (or companies) to thank for supporting your business allows you to express gratitude while also developing ties with your network and reminding you of the resources you have available. I want to acknowledge at least 20 individuals or businesses who have supported my business in 2014 by the end of the year. Will you join me? The Thank You Card Challenge 1) Choose 20 individuals or companies to thank 2) Collect (snail) mailing addresses 3) Find/create cards 4) Write personalized notes 5) Mail the cards I also added a bonus step: Consider including a freebie! You can find the complete episode shownotes with more details at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/11. Will you be joining in on the thank you card challenge? What other ways do you share your gratitude with those who support your business? Leave a comment at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/11, Tweet me at @cyeshow, or leave a message at 646-713-8973. You can now listen to the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show on iTunes, Spreaker, Stitcher, or TuneIn. Please leave an honest review on iTunes or Stitcher. Thank you for your support!
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Category:Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show -- posted at: 8:12pm EDT

In today's episode, we talk all about time management. As creative business owners, we all struggle with time. Many of us "juggle a lot of balls" by balancing multiple revenue streams and roles in our business. My guest on this episode is Lindsey Stephens, the owner of Poetry in Yarn. Lindsey juggles her roles as a crochet designer, tech editor, crochet and knitting teacher, and web designer for Poetry in Yarn with her part-time job as a math teacher at a Yeshiva elementary and middle school in Connecticut, and her responsibilities as a mother and a wife. Lindsey's Tips for Time Management Know how much time you have Know what you need to accomplish Know how much time each task takes Work with your habits, not against them Delegate (or partner) to get some of the work done by others You can read the complete show notes at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/10. What suggestions do you have for improving your time management? What challenges do you face in managing your time? Leave a comment in the show notes at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/10, Tweet me at @cyeshow, or leave a message at 646-713-8973. If you enjoyed the show, please leave an honest review on the app you're using to listen to the show. Thank you!
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Category:Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

I’m excited to share an interview with a fellow podcaster this week. Ijeoma Eleazu is a calligrapher who is also the host of the Etsy Conversations Podcast. You can also find Ijeoma on Facebook, Twitter, and BlogLovin. I discovered Ijeoma when she spoke on a panel at the Podcast Movement conference in August, and I invited her on the show to talk about selling on Etsy. After the interview, I share my experience selling crochet and knitting patterns as instant downloads on Craftsy, Crochetville, Etsy, Kollabora, and Ravelry. For more details, you can view the show notes at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/9. Contact me! Tweet me at @cyeshow, or leave a message at 646-713-8973. You can now listen to the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show on iTunes, Spreaker, Stitcher, or TuneIn. Please leave an honest review on iTunes (or Stitcher).
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Category:Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

Episode 8: Affordable Crochet and Knitting Fonts with Adriana Hernandez - The Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show Have you been searching for an affordable option for creating crochet and knitting charts? In this episode, I interview Adriana Hernandez from AdriPrints about her fonts, StitchinCrochet, Stitchin Crochet Pro, and StitchinKnits. She talks about her creative process, licensing options, and tips for using the crochet fonts to create symbol pattern charts. For more details and show notes, visit http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/8. Share your feedback in the show notes, Tweet me at @cyeshow, or leave a message at 646-713-8973.
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Category:Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

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