Secret Advice from a Creative Product Consultant

If you have visions of taking your craft or hobby to a full-fledged business, Linda Barutha of Bloom Your Craft is in the house today as our expert Creative Product Consultant (I feel I should follow with a Yo! ).  She's sharing her nuggets of wisdom from years as a shop owner, a product designer, and manufacturer, as well as, a website designer.  The secrets of getting your product manufactured, setting up packaging and labels, catalogs, website, getting retail and wholesale buyers, plus even barcoding are totally up her alley. If you want to focus your time on the creative parts of your business, Linda helps you leapfrog ahead on the business side saving you a bucket of time!

Are you an online business that sells physical products? You might want to hire a creative product consultant.

 Linda's knowledge nugget:

Have an open mind because there are so many moving parts to starting a business.
Linda Barutha

What DO YOU DO and WHO DO YOU HELP...

I'm a Creative Product Consultant that specializes in helping artists and makers go from hobby to business.

RESULTS business owners can expect from working with you...

Coaching them through getting their products to market.

For kick ass success, people should have READY BEFORE HIRING OUT...

Ideally a vision for their business. For the hobbyist turning business owner, it helps that they have an open mind because there are so many moving parts to starting a business.  

BEFORE THEY HIRED ME, I wish people ...

Most importantly having an understanding of my services and experience.  I have been a shop owner, a product designer, and manufacturer as well as a website designer. There is no reason they have to go it alone.  By outsourcing or getting advice from experienced individuals they are going to be saving themselves so much time and money.

The BIGGEST MYTHS from people who want to hire a Creative Product Consultant, but don't... 

People tend to focus on the fact that they may not have all the answers in order to run their own business.  Therefore, they never even try.  There is a world full of information and people like myself, that not only have experience but, actually, enjoy sharing that information.  

A ROCK STAR CLIENT is...

Communication.  I work hard at understanding what the client’s expectations are so that I can provide them with what it is that they want.  But this requires a lot of 2-way communication between us.  

FAVORITE PERSONAL OUTSOURCING WISH to make life magical... 

Cooking and house cleaning!  I hate making time to do either of them, but they are a necessity.  

FAVORITE WAY TO TAKE A BREAK in your business...

Spending a day with my family totally unplugged!  

Linda's deets to connect:

Lina Barutha: bloomyourcraft.com | Facebook @BloomYourCraft