After all the comments and discussion about home businesses not being respected yesterday it makes me think we need a rally or something to get the message out.
More and more people work from home thesedays, with the economy as it is many of us have had to turn to making our own jobs. We are the new wave of industry! We are going back to grassroots and creating something, marketing and selling it with the help of the Internet. What's really happening, IMO, is a modern day mom & pop business....usually without the pop.
We're growing our own jobs instead of out sourcing and more and more people are recognising this and want to support us by buying handmade.
It's a crying shame that those around us, our friends and family don't get it.
I was heartened when I found smallofficesuites.com which is a company in Fresno who have set up small business parks where you can rent an office equipped with wi-fi, utilities and maintenance included at a price reasonable enough for those of us who are over spilling our home offices or living room or just need some peace to work. Having an office or studio outside the home instantly makes people sit up and take notice. You might want to do a search in your area for small offfice parks.
I've researched articles about home businesses and this one addresses the top ten problems for a home business...a lot of what we've talked about.
and this one tells us what to do about those ten problems
Other news....Beadwork re-named my bracelet, they decided on "Gothic Butterfly"...YAY! How great that even though I had accepted "Farfalle" they continued to work on it to come up with a good compromise.
It's really good to know that a large magazine such as Beadwork still is willing to work with we fussy artists and my thanks go our to Melinda and Allison.
My little Gothic self worked last night on the Black Onyx version of Gideon's Wheel and I have to say I'm loving it.
Happy Project Runway Day everyone:)