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Contemporary minimalist product photograph of painting by artist Kia Cannons

GUEST POST : Social Media for your Business by Kia Cannons

By Kia Cannons

“Knowing what tools to invest in to generate growth in your small business can be a challenge. There are so many options, and social media is a very popular choice for many, myself included…”

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Howling Moon PR business card for their guest blog entry

GUEST POST : Roy Mouncey speaks about Supporting Small Business

By Roy Mouncey

“There’s lots being said about the decline of the high street with the focus being on the big names, but are things changing? Take a look around the corner and you’ll discover pop-up shops,…”

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Softly lit greetings card image with geometric modern props

INTRODUCTORY SHOOT : Greetings from Designer Adriana Lovesy

By Richard Jackson

The client brief mentioned that the products were to be pitched as a sophisticated choice in the greetings card market, which is why I kept it simple and elegant…

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Contemporary styled product photography for maker Humblewood

GUEST POST : Bob Bryant Reflects on his First Ever Trade Show Experience

By Bob Bryant

“I wrote this post to share my experience of doing my first trade show as a maker. In April 2018 I exhibited at the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate…

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Silver pendant product photograph with lights in the background out of focus bokeh

Shoot Retrospective : Kate Wimbush Jewellery Photography

By Richard Jackson

A jewellery photography shoot for a local maker. Designer Kate Wimbush creates handmade jewellery inspired by the sea and the elements. In this shoot, she requested a look

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Camilla Thomas textiles photographed on client supplied chair

Shoot Retrospective : Textile Design Photography for Camilla Thomas

By Richard Jackson

Last week I had the pleasure of shooting lots of beautifully designed handmade products, such as these throw and cushions. All shot in the studio…

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USEFUL LINKS

Design & Print

Humbleprint did a wonderful job of printing all of my business stationery, and supplied me with really lovely paper and card stock too. If you'd like to support a small business instead of one of the big printing companies try Bob at Humbleprint.

"Print and design for small businesses – from business cards, leaflets, booklets and greetings cards, to stickers, posters, roller banners and more, HumblePrint does the (small) business."

https://humbleprint.uk/

 

Instagram Mentoring

I found Kia on Instagram as an artist, but noticed she also provided Instagram marketing advice. Thinking that it would be a good fit to get advice from another creative business, I ordered one of her Bespoke eBooks. Kia, describes herself as an Accidental InstaMarketeer, grew her account from 12 to 10,000 followers in one year and now has over 26,000 followers. Kia's standard eBook is on sale on her Etsy page, http://etsy.me/2Ec4rlf, or if you'd like to go for the bespoke version, send her a message at www.instagram.com/sticksandink

https://www.sticksandink.com/

 

Public Relations

Having been in contact with the chaps at Howling Moon PR, for a while now, they've been very helpful whilst discussing business and marketing matters, and are very highly recommended by mutual client Helen Russell. Located in London and Norfolk, they provide bespoke public relations, marketing and brand development. They offer an affordable, personal service and specialise in working with small and medium size businesses ensuring you get noticed by your potential customers.

https://www.howlingmoonpr.co.uk/

 

Website Design

I've known Paul the founder of Aura Creative Media for many years, he heads up a team of website and digital specialists. With this team they enable greeting card designers and publishers to succeed online and work with some of the most respected greetings card designers in the UK. They're noted for taking a genuine interest in your business and listening.

https://auracreativemedia.co.uk/

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