5 Reasons To Start Now

5 Reasons To Start Now

Hey there, Superstar. Have you ever wondered how the world’s most successful product entrepreneurs felt when they were about to start out? I can tell you. They felt exactly like you do now. Excited. Apprehensive. Excited again. Confident. Doubtful. Excited...
COVID-19 And Trade Fairs This September

COVID-19 And Trade Fairs This September

If you are a product creator of any kind, or have a retail store, either online or bricks & mortar, then you will know all about trade fairs. The most important dates on the retail calendar, trade fairs are events ranging from a couple of hundred visitors to tens...
Starting Your Paper Goods Business With Greetings Cards

Starting Your Paper Goods Business With Greetings Cards

I have sold many thousands of greetings cards to retailers all over the world and over the years I have chatted with many business owners in the same industry, and there is one thing we can all agree on. The market for greetings cards is HUGE. Actually two things:...
Why You Needed To Start Working On Your Planner Yesterday

Why You Needed To Start Working On Your Planner Yesterday

If you are planning a 2021 planner to sell and haven’t started yet, it’s ALMOST not too late! Designing a planner to sell takes time and hard work, but if you are really disciplined and well organized, you could pull it off for December sales! Let’s assume you...
Why You Should Launch A Planner If You Are A Coach

Why You Should Launch A Planner If You Are A Coach

If you are a coach and you have a signature program that you offer to you clients, have you ever considered creating a very special physical product that could keep you front and centre in your ideal client’s life for a really low investment? Having a range of...
How To Start A Facial Oil Brand

How To Start A Facial Oil Brand

I bet you have them on your bathroom shelf right now. A row of gorgeous little dropper bottles, or maybe just one precious one that you can’t get enough of. An oil with all your favourite ingredients that makes your skin feel just PERFECT, or pretty damn close....
Thinking Of Doing Your Own DIY Photoshoot?

Thinking Of Doing Your Own DIY Photoshoot?

Thinking about doing a DIY product photo shoot? I’ve bootstrapped more photo shoots than I care to mention and even if I’m getting furious looks here from pro photographers, there ARE ways you can take great product shots on your own, with nothing but your...
Video: How To Get Your Products Into Retailers

Video: How To Get Your Products Into Retailers

This week I launched my YouTube channel, Flourish and I can’t wait to share my experience and tips with you as you set out on your design -> retail journey.  In this video for product designers and makers, I tell you how to talk to retailers for the first...