The Business Chat – The price is firm

“How much is this bracelet?” asks the customer.“Well, ummm…. it’s…. um…. $95?” replies the maker. Her shoulders are hunched, she’s squirming and her voice lifts at the end of her reply as if she’s asking a question.At this point our eagle-eyed customer has spotted an opportunity.“I’ll give you $50”.“Um… OK.”The maker now turns to her neighbour and bitterly complains that on one appreciates her work, it’s so hard to sell and everyone is always trying to bargain.Sound familiar?I see this all the time, especially among those new to selling. With an attitude like this our maker will be out of …

Inspiration Friday

I made pumpkinesque beads last night. They’re so, so cute – I’m even convinced hubby to stop by the glass store and pick me up 2 more pounds of this particular glass! They’ve been posted in my etsy shop – and I’ll get some in the store too. Now, if you remember the post from last week – the challenge was to make something haloween-ish without it being too tacky. I dunno, what do you think? Personally, I like them – but that could be because I made them. 🙂 If you would like to participate in our Inspiration Friday …