Keeping Your Printer Alive and Well

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Keeping Your Printer Alive and Well

When you have to meet a deadline, nothing is more frustrating than an unresponsive printer. In addition to being technically annoying, malfunctioning printers can also be costly to repair and messy. However, if you can learn how to care and maintain your printer, you might be able to avoid surprise repair sessions before class starts. I want to teach you everything that I know about printers, so you should check out my blog. You will find information on everything from how to clean your system to how to calibrate those print heads. You never know, it could make things a lot easier for you one day.

Quilting For A Living: 5 Essential Things You Should Have In Place To Get Your Quilting Business Off To A Successful Start

Setting your own work hours, no long commutes to the office, and doing something you love for a living are just a few of the benefits of starting your own quilting business. However, starting a new business can also be a little intimidating and scary. You may wonder if your quilting business will flourish and if you have the discipline necessary to set your own work schedule.

While nobody can predict how successful any new business will be, having the right things in place can make a substantial difference in the future success of your business.

A mission statement

A mission statement defines the purpose of your business, what you are offering your customers, and the values that are important to you. A good mission statement should be quick to read and be no more than a paragraph or two in length.

A business plan

A business plan will help you keep your quilting business on track. Meet with an accountant or tax professional to discuss finances. Establish a business checking account, choose a business name, and make sure you comply with all of your state and local business requirements.

Set your work hours. While flexibility is possible when you have your own business, it's easy to get side-tracked by distractions. A successful business will require hard work and dedication. Setting specific work hours will help you achieve your financial goals.

Unique business cards

First impressions matter. When you hand a potential client your business card, you want it to stand out from all of the other basic and boring business cards. Have business cards printed professionally from a website like to show your future customers that you take your quilting business seriously.

Choose a design that is unique and commands attention. Your business cards are like miniature billboards. Make a great first impression. You should include your name, email, website, and contact numbers on your business cards.

A social media presence

Whether you love or hate social media, it's a great way to advertise your business. Make sure you set up separate social media pages for your business. Use your personal social media page to encourage others to check out your new business page and to share it with their friends.

A website  

The first thing many clients do when hearing about a new business is to search for it online. Having your own website shows professionalism. Plan on obtaining your own domain name and using either your actual name or your business name.

If possible, have your website designed professionally. However, if funds are limited, there are plenty of free sites online that will walk you through the steps to set up your own website in a small amount of time.

Having the right things in place before you begin your quilting business can make the difference between a business that flourishes and one that doesn't. Present yourself as a professional and plan ahead for success. The time and effort you take preparing for a successful business launch will pay off in great rewards when you are able to do what you love for a living.