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Episode 7: Intellectual Property for Indies with Danielle Chalson - The Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show In this episode, I interview knitting designer Danielle Chalson from Makewise Designs. Danielle is also an intellectual property attorney, and we talk about intellectual property issues and concerns for indies in the yarn industry. You can find show notes for this episode at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/7. I'd love to hear from you. Do you have any feedback to share about this episode, or suggestions for future episodes? Leave a comment on the show notes, Tweet me at @cyeshow, or leave a message at 646-713-8973 to share your feedback! If you enjoyed the show, please leave an honest review on iTunes (or Stitcher). Thank you!
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Category:Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show -- posted at: 6:50pm EDT

Today's episode is about free and low cost visual branding resources, specifically ones related to color, font, and logo design. For detailed show notes including screen shots, visit http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/6. I'd love to hear your feedback about which resources you use for visual branding. Leave a comment on the show notes, 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) and join the mailing list. I’ll let people on the list know in advance about special guests and topics so you can share your questions. You can find the sign up form on the show notes.
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Category:Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Episode 5: How to Grow Your Facebook Following: An Interview with Lauren Brown from Daisy Cottage Designs - The Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show In this week's episode, I interview Lauren Brown, the crochet designer, blogger, and maker from Daisy Cottage Designs (http://daisycottagedesigns.net) about how she grew her Facebook page from 2,300 to over 31,000 likes in 6 months. In that same period, her blog traffic doubled. You can find Lauren's tips and more reasons you should share your business on Facebook in the show notes at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/5.
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Category:Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Episode 4: 6 Ways to Engage with the Blogging Community - The Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show You now have the option to listen to the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show on iTunes, Spreaker, Stitcher, or TuneIn! And, of course, you can listen to all episodes on the website at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/category/show/. This Week's Episode: Before I launched the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show, I sent out a survey to a few online friends for feedback on show topics. Kathy Kelly from the Crochetbird blog asked about ways to engage with blogging community. Thanks for the suggestion, Kathy! Here are my tips for engaging with other bloggers. 6 Ways to Engage with the Blogging Community 1) Commenting 2) Participating in challenges 3) Joining link parties & blog hops 4) Finding blogger groups 5) Attending blogger events and meetups 6) Connecting with bloggers on other forms of social media Each of these different ways of engaging has its own benefits and challenges. Deciding which ways work best for you will depend on your goals. You can find more details, including links to everything discussed in this episode, on the show notes for this episode at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/4.
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Category:Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show -- posted at: 3:39pm EDT

Are you considering organizing your first pattern test? Even though this topic is aimed at designers, there are many other indie yarn-related businesses that might want to do a market test for a new physical or digital product who might find these tips helpful.

Whether you've struggled to maintain a presence on Pinterest without indulging in hours of procrastination, or if you just haven't dived into Pinterest yet, this episode has 10 great tips for staying active on Pinterest in just minutes a day.

This week's episode is about how to identify the right magazines to target for article, design, and tutorial submissions. The publishing industry has changed so much in the last few years and you may not be thinking about submitting to magazines anymore. There are a lot of reasons you might want to periodically revisit whether submitting proposals to magazines is a good fit for your business, and if it is, which magazines make the most sense for you to consider as possible publishers.