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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.

Bloggers can be a powerful way to promote the products you make with your Silhouette Cameo or Cricut. You may have a favorite blogger, and you trust their advice for product recommendations. If you do, you are not alone. Social4retail notes that 61% of US consumers have made a purchase based on a blog post, and …

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Did you hear? Siser North America just launched a new app! You can pick it up in the Apple Store or Google Play. Wait, if you aren’t familiar with Siser North America, they are a leading manufacturer of heat transfer materials, known to most crafters as HTV. After downloading the app, I don’t know how …

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I’ve mentioned the need for small business crafters to stay safe on this blog before when I wrote about handling local pickups. Similarly, keeping your personal information (and your customer’s personal information) private while owning a small business is equally important. Here are a few of my tips for keeping your personal information, well, personal! 1) …

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Do you like to cut and weed several designs at once? If you do, you’ll know that the heat transfer vinyl (HTV) carrier sheet picks up hair, lint, and dust if you leave it exposed. I used to put a piece of wax paper or freezer paper over the design to keep it clean before …

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Alright readers, I have a challenge for you today! Answer these questions quickly (and accurately!): How much money did you make in your Silhouette Cameo based business last month? What did you spend in expenses for the month before last? How many supplies do you have on hand right now? If you can’t answer these …

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What is a Domain Name? A domain name is a website address. For example, my domain name is cuttingforbusiness.com. Why Do I Need a Domain Name? Here are a few reasons you need a domain name: To prevent someone else from getting it. You should reserve the domain name related to your business. Even if …

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Do you carry every color vinyl, paint, or paper color that your supplier offers? Most businesses don’t, so it is helpful to have a color chart to reference and also share with customers. Custom color charts are not difficult to create in Silhouette Studio. Here’s how: 1) Open a new file in Silhouette Studio. I …

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