Help me do a little research

I just put together a quick little survey to find out a little more about who is visiting Noadi’s Art and to help me do a little informal market research. The survey is totally anonymous, I’m not collecting any top secret information.

Noadi’s Art Survey

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I'm a sculptor and jewelry designer from Maine, I sell my work at Noadi.etsy.com. I work primarily in polymer clay and mixed media. My work is inspired by science, nature, and my beloved cephalopods.

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2 comments on “Help me do a little research
  1. Tuyen says:

    I admire your talent and the amazing artwork. I think you are doing a great job with your business and hope to see it prosper.

    I feel a big burst of designing a kids clothing line and have been doing lots of research. At the moment I am battling with passion and fear.

    I have fifteen year old twins and a 5 month old baby. I love beening a mom. My husband is a anestesia resident currently does not have a continuing contract with the present program. To make a long story short, he will not have a job by July 2010. We are being hopeful. I on the other hand, I feel I have delay this dream for so many years now. Where should I even begin to start up this project without fear on my shoulder whispering “what if this doesn’t work? Where is the funds to do this? etc.”

    How did you know to jump on the band wagon and not look back? I can use advice.

    Thanks for reading and keep up the awsome work. You have my small business suport. By the way; thats for all the great info.

    Tuyen

  2. Sheryl says:

    First off make sure you’ve not just done the research on designing but also on running a business and everything you need in your state/town to do so. Check out the book Craft Inc by Meg Mateo Ilasco it has a lot of good information on the business side of things and it’s pretty cheap.

    Right now before you start I’d start saving money in a separate bank account to use only for your business to start up. Only use the money in that account for your business, keep things small to start with don’t put yourself into debt to start this thing considering your current financial situation. Once things stabilize for you and your husband again you can start putting more money into growing the business.

    The good news in this is that if you are planning to sell your work online that the overhead for that is incredibly low. Your biggest expenses are likely to be equipment and materials.

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