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Quit Your Day Job: HarLex

A husband and wife team share their secrets for building a made-to-order leather goods business in Hong Kong — with global success. handmade and vintage goods

4 Savvy Market Research Methods

Find your competitive edge and amplify your marketing efforts by better understanding your customers’ wants, needs and nuances. handmade and vintage goods

Stay on Top of Your Shop: 4 Inventory Management Tips

Inventory management isn’t glamorous. But creating a system that works for your business is key, especially as the holiday season approaches. handmade and vintage goods

12 Ways to Get a Jumpstart on the Holidays

Ready to turn your summer slowdown into a bustling holiday season? Check out our tips for maximizing sales during the season of giving. handmade and vintage goods

7 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Are you missing an opportunity to grow your business? Avoid these marketing pitfalls with tips from a business expert and successful Etsy sellers. handmade and vintage goods

Hiring Secrets of an Etsy Seller

Vana Chupp of Le Papier Studio reveals her best tips for finding and hiring your first shop assistant. handmade and vintage goods

6 Tips for Defining Your Target Customer

Make sure you’re reaching your most-likely customers with these six tips for creating a shopper persona. handmade and vintage goods

Intellectual Property: 4 Key Questions Answered

How can the law protect your shop? One of Etsy’s in-house attorneys sheds light on common copyright and trademark questions from sellers. handmade and vintage goods

Inspiring Workspaces: Dime Store Emporium

Take a look behind the scenes of Terri Ventura’s jewelry supply warehouse, brimming with vintage charm and endless creative possibilities. handmade and vintage goods

5 Ways Government Can Support Etsy Entrepreneurs

Members of the Etsy community recently met with policy makers in Washington, DC to voice their concerns and suggest ways the government can help. handmade and vintage goods

How to Take Your Vintage Shop to the Next Level

Ready to turn your vintage hobby into a full-time gig? Find out how to take the plunge with winning tips from a seasoned pro. handmade and vintage goods

4 Essential Product Shots for Your Etsy Listings

Struggling to snap fabulous product photos? Capture enticing images in a flash with these helpful tips – no fancy equipment required. handmade and vintage goods

7 Top Tips for Hiring and Managing Assistants

Hiring shop staff can give you more time to focus on your true passions. Find out how three Etsy sellers are building happy, productive workplaces. handmade and vintage goods

What Etsy Sellers Should Know About the European Union’s New Online Selling Regulations

On June 13, new rules affecting some Etsy sellers will take effect in the EU. Here’s a look at some of the key aspects of the legislation. handmade and vintage goods

Quit Your Day Job: John W. Golden

An Etsy illustrator on the cusp of his 15,000th sale shares his golden rules for targeted marketing and being an entrepreneurial dad.