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Hope Marketing! A big NO NO!

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Hope Marketing! A big NO NO!

As usual I'm hit and miss with my entire business, but I've had family illnesses to contend with and I've had to prioritise that. It's left me feeling a bit like I'm at the bottom of a huge hill and the path is difficult. But I guess that's being in business and I suppose it will always be that way. I just need to start. That's the key. Build some momentum and in turn the path will become clear.  So I've tried lots of FB advertising this week to get my reach up to 13,000. It's cost a lot but...

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Getting My S**t Together

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Getting My S**t Together

I've only gone and sorted a brand ID out after 4 years in the biz. I've got a colour pallette, some fonts and some creativity back. I can't tell you how pleased I am to finally get this stuff sorted. And wonder - what's held me back?  Who cares?? I'm not thinking about that now, I'm thinking about forward. And it's all systems go!  I've been listening / reading / learning from all the super top handmade / marketing / social networking people I can find on the internet and feel inspired / happy / positive.  So move over black...

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What's in a name? Olganna

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The Olganna brand I've had in mind for a very long time. As long as I've wanted to run/own/start my own business. It started out as a shop when I was in college, but technology has moved on and internet based is where I'm at now.  My name is Helen Grochowina. Not very catchy so I knew I had to come up with something else. My uncle joked once about Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Grochowina. I repeat, not very catchy and it's been there, in the back of my mind along with Olganna.  Olga is my Nanna. 93 years old and now living...

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Day 1. March Meet the Maker 'BRAND IMAGE'

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Day 1. March Meet the Maker 'BRAND IMAGE'

Day 1 of @joannehawker ‪#‎marchmeetthemaker‬ challenge and it's 'brand image' day today. A friend designed my logo. I like it simple and clean looking. ‪#‎etsyshop‬ ‪#‎etsymanchester‬ ‪#‎brandimage‬ ‪#‎logo‬

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