Episode 012: How to Mitigate Inventory Issues in Handmade Business


Episode 012: How to Mitigate Inventory Issues in Handmade Business | the merriweather council podcast

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Two key issues seem to plague handmade business owners at every stage of their business: the nuances of custom order offerings and the having inventory on hand, ready to ship. It can be so hard to “get ahead” – and you are NEVER ahead if you only sell custom work. And both work streams avail different opportunities. Can you do both? I think so. That’s what I’ll talk about in this episode!

This episode includes:

  • How to make it work with stocking inventory and still providing custom work.
  • The mindset shift that will change the way you work.
  • Thoughts on what you can change if you can’t do the full monty of what I suggest.
  • The benefits of having a stockpile of product on hand… even if you primarily SELL custom work.
  • Possibly surprising suggestion for streamlining!!!

Listen to this episode and hear my tips for getting and staying ahead in inventory and be inspired to change the way you work.


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Oh, hi! Welcome to The Merriweather Council. I’m Danielle and I am a maker in business and mentor to other makers in business. I teach you how to turn your crafty tendencies into profits!

Oh, I’m also really into crafts, boy bands + iced coffee. Email me anytime to say hello or send cute Backstreet Boy videos or dog pictures .. or whatever! danielle (at) merriweathercouncil.com Thanks for stopping by.

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