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art and design, BUSINESS SKILLS

An Honest Tale About Owning A Business And Sticking At It

I find being an owner of a small business so…freaking…hard sometimes. Actually, I find it hard most of the time. All those pretty, pretty photos on Instagram of me serenely working at a cluttered desk, or stacks of my work drying against sunny windows – glossy products of my industriousness, really don’t cover it at …

BUSINESS SKILLS, productivity

Slow and Steady: How to Inch Your Way Closer to Goals.

“Everyday do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” – Doug Firebaugh I love the use of the word inch in that quote. That’s what I have been doing dutifully ever since I started this business. Inching. Like a tortoise, or a slowly seeping ink spill trying to get to the edge …

BUSINESS SKILLS, kids fashion, screen printing

Design Dilemma: Curating Your Collection

When it comes to printing shirts, I’m like a kid in a candy store. Each season I get really excited about thinking up new designs: penguins, pandas and squirrels in the winter; ice creams, mermaids and cacti in the summer. A flurry of new ideas overtake me whenever the weather changes, and often I’m just …

BUSINESS SKILLS, design

If You Build It, They Will Come – The Small Business Owner’s Motto

All business is about taking risks. Every time I place an order for shirts, my mouth goes dry and I wonder if I should have ordered less. Every time I finish printing shirts, I second guess myself and wonder if anyone will buy them. No matter how many times I do this, I’m always pleasantly …

BUSINESS SKILLS, design, productivity

Growing a business without business skills. Apparently it can be done.

Wowza, has it been a busy month… and it is just going to get busier and busier up until Christmas. This year is looking to be a landmark year for Noctiluna kidswear. We are doing more and bigger shows, and I have been printing non-stop, so that we will (hopefully) have enough inventory for them. …

BUSINESS SKILLS, productivity, wellness

Take A Break Wonder Woman! (identifying your work patterns)

I think have mentioned this before: part of working for myself means that I often alternate between periods of hyperactive, super-smug productivity, and what I like to call ‘Buffering Time’. You know that experience when you are fully immersed in a movie on Netflix, and all of a sudden it stops, and you have to …