Understanding Profit In Your Ceramic Business

Tweet CONTROLLING YOUR CERAMIC BUSINESS Part 1, Understanding profit By managing profits in your ceramic business like a pro you secure a prosperous future. We all think we understand what profits are. It’s one of the most used terms in everyday life.  However, for a ceramic business owner it helps to dig a little deeper […]

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Managing the most important asset in your ceramic business – YOU

Tweet Your business can only survive, let alone succeed and prosper, with you as the owner and manager. Are you taking care yourself the right way? To answer it honestly, this calls for some self-examination and soul-searching. Let’s look at some of the most important aspects. Here is the wise advice I got from my […]

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This Ceramic Business e-book helps you succeed

Tweet It’s not easy to operate any business successfully over a long period of time. Yet, that is what you promise yourself to do when you are managing your ceramic business – and what you promised yourself to do before opening your own ceramic studio. If you are totally convinced you can do this without […]

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Ceramic Business Financing – Part 3: Where do I find the Money?

Tweet This article builds on Parts 1 and 2 in this miniseries on Financing a Ceramic Business. In a market niche of small ceramic arts businesses, there are no easy answers to where to find money. It’s a very personal question and one with very personal answers. For start-ups Since the amount of money would […]

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[Chapter for Premium Members] Ceramic Business Financing – Part 2: Money you need for your business

Tweet How money is generated Armed with the wisdom about how you should think about financing your studio (see part 1), let’s start to work on how much you need and, later, some ideas where to find it. Your needs will be totally dictated by the stage your business is in. Not yet started? Recently started? […]

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Ceramic Business Financing – Part 1: Money Makes the World go around

Tweet When you are in business – big or small – you will need money to operate it. To finance your business right is crucial to your survival and the more you know about it the better off you are. You can survive, at least temporarily, with less inventory and less capital equipment, such as […]

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Elizabeth Nields – a potter sans pareil

Tweet Elizabeth Nields has been residing in Otego,  Upstate New York, (near Oneonta), for a long time. Her path to the present was preceded by the most outstanding education in the art of ceramics one can think of. Born in New York City, she completed her undergraduate studies at Radcliffe University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, studied […]

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What do I do when my business is down?

Tweet Remember what we said in the beginning of this article series? Look under category Start-up: “Think about your business to last for the long run.” We all wish that our sales curves would be that ideal straight line going steadily upwards. year after year. And your profits along with that line.  Since, when you […]

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Drive, Flexibility and Speed made this potter’s success

Tweet Meet Jennifer Kemper I have known Jennifer Kemper for a long time – she actually worked in my ceramic company for quite some time here in Oneonta (Upstate New York) , but the pull from her entrepreneurial spirit made her leave and seek success in her own business. During the time she was  working […]

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[Chapter for Premium Members] Meet Alice Siegfried – A Classic Potter

Tweet I had met Alice Siegfried, well-known potter in my hometown, Oneonta, New York before, and bought some of her work. So I decided to seek an interview with her for my article series, “Successful Ceramics”. It was a “just in time” decision. It turned out that Alice had decided to retire after her next […]

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