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5 Things You Need: Small Business Edition 3.0

Starting a small business is tough, especially when you don’t know where to start. Maintaining a business is so much harder! In the past, I’ve written two other lists of things you need for your business. The first was written when I just started out and the second was written a couple of months after that. However, some of my essentials have changed so much that the list is entirely different! So, today, I decided to share with you an updated list of 5 things that I love and you need to help run your business. I’m sharing who I use for my business cards, social media scheduling, website and more! If you’re interested, just keep scrolling!

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3 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Social Media Intern

Back in September, I started my second year of university. Balancing Thoughtfully Handmade and school became harder and harder to do- especially social media! That’s one reason why I hired my first social media intern. Back then, I made a blog post sharing how I did it. It’s been 3 months, and a lot has changed. Since I know many of you solopreneurs are interested in outsourcing your social media marketing, I wanted to give an update. In today’s blog, I’m sharing how I split the work between my intern and me, and my experiences working with an intern. Hopefully, this gives you more information for you to act on. So, should you hire an intern?

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3 Steps to Hiring a Social Media Intern

As a small business owner, I do almost everything by myself. From making my handmade cards to doing the SEO from my website, I do it all. If I don't know how to do it, I have to learn. That's what happened with social media marketing. Now, I recently got busier than ever. With university, Thoughtfully Handmade and my extracurriculars, I got extremely overwhelmed. That's why I decided to hire a social media intern.  Longwinded introduction aside, let's get into how I actually hired her!

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What No One Tells You About: Where Your Money Goes

Recently, I’ve been having a little identity crisis for Thoughtfully Handmade. As you know, my slogan is Adjustable, affordable, adorable. While you can still personalize your cards with me and they are still cute, the prices of my cards have gone up. I was scared to do this- terrified actually. I still believe that $7 is too expensive to pay for a card, and I will never raise my prices that high. However, things have gotten more expensive and my time is now more valuable. What do I mean? Well, I’m about to show you what happens to your money after you purchase a $5 card.

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