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Entries from July 2014

Episode #25: Cal Patch and Jen Beeman

July 21st, 2014 · Comments

I talk with sewing pattern makers Cal Patch and Jen Beeman about how they got their start, how their careers have developed, and where they see the future of home sewing heading.

Cal, Jen, and I recommend great stuff we're loving right now including tools, books, subscriptions, apps, and more.

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Special Episode: Stanford Smith of Pushing Social

July 17th, 2014 · Comments

About six months ago, in an effort to learn about how to blog more effectively, I began reading Pushing Social, a blog about blogging. The author of Pushing Social, Stan Smith, is an internet marketing and social media expert. Stan shares practical exercises and tips on how to write blog posts that attract readers and deliver real value.

I'm really pleased that Stan agreed to chat with me about how handmade businesses can blog more effectively. We talk about:

  • the importance of expertise
  • writing with a reader in mind
  • and how to promote yourself with integrity

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Special Episode: Jonathan Marcus, CEO of Goodsie

July 17th, 2014 · Comments

In this special episode of the podcast I'm rebroadcasting an interview I conducted with Jonathan Marcus, CEO of Goodsie, in November of 2012. Goodsie provides anyone with easy drag-and-drop tools that allow you to create a beautiful, customizable online storefront in an easy and affordable way. Jonathan founded Goodsie in 2011 as a way of bringing ecommerce to the masses. We talk about what he feels sets Goodsie apart from other online storefront makers and who he envisions as Goodsie's ideal customer.

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Special Episode: Jon Crawford, CEO of Storenvy

July 17th, 2014 · Comments

In this special episode of the While She Naps podcast I'm publishing the audio version of a video interview I conducted on January 29, 2013, with Jon Crawford, the CEO of Storenvy. If you're interested in ecommerce and small business, you'll enjoy Jon's story of founding this exciting platform. Hear about:

  • How Storenvy differs from Etsy.
  • How the social aspect of Storenvy works.
  • Why Storenvy is free for sellers.
  • What the experience is like for shoppers.
  • Why Storenvy might be the better ecommerce choice for handmade businesses.


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Episode #24: Cynthia Treen and Alison Kaplan (of Kata Golda)

July 7th, 2014 · Comments

I talk with Cynthia Treen whose threadfollower felt animal kits are carried in over 100 shops nationwide and Alison Kaplan, the founder and owner of Kata Golda a company that creates handmade items using letterpress, ceramics, wool felt, and fabrics. We hear about Cynthia's and Alison's creative lives and then get their recommendations for great stuff they're enjoying right now.

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