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South Dakota Crafters Can Improve Profits in 2009

March 2009

Everywhere you turn people are talking about how bad the economy is. One great mystery is that although there is far too much negativity in the world today, too few people are willing to do something about it. If you are a crafter in South Dakota, there is some good news for you: you are living in the state with the third lowest unemployment rate in the country. And you can actually increase your profits in 2009. There is no need to worry about your financial future, because the truth is that you can make it whatever you want it to be. As a South Dakota craft business owner, in fact it is you who decide how much money you will earn.

There are so many things you can do to improve your craft show profits in 2009. Most of them relate to planning ahead. You can significantly reduce your costs by planning your crafts for the year and buying in bulk whenever possible. Buying more at a time saves money with bulk discounts and because you make fewer trips to the store. You can also look for ways to use recycled products to replace expensive craft items and that will not only save money, but help make your craft business more "green" at the same time. There are a thousand and one ways to use a soup can or a yogurt carton.

Another important means for South Dakota crafters to increase their profits this year is to stay on top of the latest trends. Craft shows are seeing increased interest in "green", organic and natural craft items. There is also going to be a huge demand for inexpensive "feel good" craft and home-made items as people seek an escape from the stresses of life. By capitalizing on these trends, you can make more sales which will increase your profits.

The most important way to improve your profits in 2009 is to have a written plan. Along with a positive attitude, a written plan is invaluable in helping you achieve your goals. Crafters in South Dakota have the potential to create record profits in 2009 and in order for you to be one of them, you need to make a conscious decision to do just that. Anything is possible when you set your mind to it.

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