Category Archives: Becky’s Business Tips

Braving a Pandemic as a Small Business Owner

Braving a Pandemic as a Small Business Owner Becky’s Tidbits! Nunn Design’s home in Port Townsend is 56 miles outside of Seattle, Washington, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. For the past couple of weeks I have watched, listened and researched as this crisis has unfolded. I wish I could say […]

Understanding Copyright, Trademark and Patent Laws

*This post was originally published on September 26 2016 and updated on Dec 27, 2019.* This is a repost from awhile back, but these issues have been arising in some of my conversations as of late. Please feel free to share this blog post! The more of us artists that know this information, the better […]

Becky’s Tidbits Episode 9. How to Stack Habits

Habits play a powerful part in how we create (or don’t create!). Several books that have made the NY Best Seller’s list address the topic of habits; Atomic Habit by James Clear and The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg What exactly is a habit? According to James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, habits […]

3 Steps to Product Development

The reason why Nunn Design is transparent about so many aspects of our business, is that it supports us in our mission; Through Collaborative Relationships, Nunn Design Inspires and Nurtures Creativity. We hope that you will find value in reading this repost from the Nunn Design archives. 3 Steps to Product Development Developing products that […]

Repost: My Experience of Pricing Something Too Low! It’s About Perception!

This is a repost from June of 2018, but the content is so very important! It is amazing how tweaking the price can change the results of the customers perception. I hope you find this informative! How do I price my jewelry? A common question that I am asked here at Nunn Design is, “How […]

Becky’s Tidbits Episode 7 Gourmet Mudpies. The Making of Collaboration, Relationships and Inspiring Creativity

I can remember some of my earliest memories of “being creative.” I grew up in Southeast Alaska so playing outdoors in the woods was a source of endless hours of creative play for my siblings and me. One of my favorite games was “Restaurant.” Our restaurant’s specialty was mud pies. Not any mud pies, but […]

Best Places to Purchase “Green” Shipping Supplies

We at Nunn Design are passionate about helping our customers with every aspect of their business. That includes helping all of us make good choices about the products we purchase and the impact they have on the environment. To help with your shipping needs, we have compiled a list of “green” shipping supplies we think […]

Design Sponge’s 4 Part Series on Starting a Business

I have enjoyed reading Grace Bonney’s essays and blog for years on Design Sponge. Recently I came across a four part series Grace did in partnership with Weebly that I think you would be interested in. Grace breaks down the series of posts about Launching Your Online Business into 4 parts. Part 1: Finding Inspiration […]

My Experience of Pricing Something Too Low! It’s About Perception!

A common question that I am asked here at Nunn Design is, “How do I price my jewelry?” There are standard formulas to explain the process, but sometimes even following the formula can leave one scratching their heads wondering, “what the heck?” I, too, have experienced challenges and even once improvised to increase my pricing […]

How to Attract & Sell to Your Core Customer

Recently, I posted an image and question on Instagram & Facebook that received a lot of attention and comments. I soon realized that I wasn’t asking the right question. I should have been asking the question, “Which jewelry display would attract your core customer?” In order to attract the maximum amount of people into your […]

Learn About the Nunn Design Product Development Process of Exploration, Elimination and Execution.

Developing products that sell takes a discipline of moving through the 3 stages of product development: Exploration, Elimination and Execution. If you feel discouraged because what you created didn’t “work”, it might be due to one of these 3 stages needing a little more product development tweaking. Over this past week I have posted a 3-part […]

Part 3-Execution: 3 Stages of Product Development; Explore. Eliminate. Execute. (Business Tips!)

Developing products that sell takes a discipline of moving through the 3 stages of product development: Exploration, Elimination and Execution. Taking shortcuts during any of these stages will be reflected in your sales results. If you haven’t yet had a chance, you might be interested in taking some time to read the two blog posts […]

Part 2 – Elimination: 3 Stages of Product Development; Explore. Eliminate. Execute. (Business Tips!)

Developing products that sell takes a discipline of moving through the 3 stages of product development: Exploration, Elimination and Execution. If you feel discouraged because what you created didn’t “work,” it might be due to one of these 3 stages needing a little more product development tweaking. In this blog post, I’ll be focusing on […]

Part 1 – Exploration: 3 Stages of Product Development; Explore. Eliminate. Execute. (Business Tips!)

I always feel a wee bit uncomfortable writing posts like this. My experience comes from 25 years of developing products for the stationery, gift, scrapbooking and jewelry industries. I am by no means an expert, although I have been successful with the businesses that I have owned – NOT all the products I have developed […]

Finding Ways to Say Yes to Your Customers! It is All About Problem Solving.

Have you ever responded to a customer’s request at a craft fair or through an email exchange with “no, I’m sorry, we don’t offer anything like that.” I am sure you have. We all have. We can’t be everything to all people. There just isn’t enough time in the day, enough money to produce everything […]

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