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Christine Schinagl, Cutting for Business

Since 2015, Christine Schinagl has been helping crafters start and run craft businesses through her blog, Cutting for Business. As a Silhouette and Cricut crafter herself, she has a unique take on what works and what doesn't work in the craft business world. She also enjoys teaching other crafters how to create digital SVG designs, available at through the Design with Me series.

Has your Silhouette or Cricut craft business taken off? Or maybe you are suffering from craft business owner burnout? In either case, it might be time to hire some help in your craft business. Today, I’m giving you a list of signs to tell you when to hire help in your craft business. When to Hire …

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When I started Cutting for Business, I expected to occasionally get reader emails. Let me tell you – I get more emails than I imagined! Honestly, I’m thrilled to answer reader emails, and if I don’t know the answer to the question being asked I try to get the asker at least on the right …

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Imagine this: You’ve started your business, got some sales, have happy customers… but, you hate your craft business name. Now what? Below, I’ll outline 6 steps to change your craft business name with the smallest impact to your business. If I can stress anything about changing your name, it’s to plan the process out well. …

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Should you be a jack-of-all-trades (perhaps, a jane-of-all-trades!) or a specialist in one? I love crafting, and I’m sure that you do too, but as sellers we don’t need to sell every type of product we’ve ever created. Read on for information on how to find your craft business product niche. What is a Niche? A …

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In anticipation of my DreamBox (use coupon code CUTTINGFORBUSINESS to save $100 on a DreamBox) being delivered this week, I’ve been starting to go through some of my extra craft supplies. I’m finding it difficult to let go of some of the supplies I’ve purchased, so I’m organized stuff into three large piles: KEEP, THINK …

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Since Cutting for Business began earlier in the year, I’ve had many readers email or message me asking if I could point them to specific procedures for registering their business or incorporating a business in their state or county. Unfortunately, state and county procedures and laws vary greatly, as do the procedures for small businesses. One of …

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I am finally wrapping up my posts on starting a website for your Silhouette or Cricut based business. If you missed any of last week’s posts, they were: Beginners website lingo Why I don’t like WYSIWYG Website Builders Choosing an ecommerce platform Building Your Silhouette Cameo business website through WordPress Like I mentioned on Friday, …

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Today we are winding down our discussion of starting your own website for your Silhouette Cameo business. We previously talked about basic web lingo, WYSIWYG builders, and hosted ecommerce platforms. The last solution to starting your own Silhouette Cameo business website is using a self hosted platform. This means that you create a website, install …

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