Have you guys seen the new button packaging for 2015? We’ve made so many changes to the business within the past 6 months, I realized the packaging needed a facelift to match!
When you place an order for any of the retail buttons or magnets in the Etsy shop, I package them inside of a resealable zip bag. Then, I staple a handmade cardstock tag to the top, which gives the whole pack a nice, finished pro-look. If you flip the package over, all of our social networking and website info is listed on the back. So, it’s kind of a packaging /slash/ business card thingy.
Feel free to let me know what you think about the new packaging. It’s always good to hear from you!
Hello Etsy friends! 2014 been quite a year here at Buttonhead, and we’re looking forward to bringing you lots of exciting stuff in 2015. I sat down today to reflect on the progress we’ve made over the past year, as well as what we’re planning for the next. I thought I’d share that list with you, and I’d love to hear your goals, as well. Ready? Set? GOAL!
Things Accomplished in 2014
– Total Buttonhead.org revamp, including a data migration. (Oy, what a headache that was)
– Revised all of our core Etsy listings to be more user-friendly
– New equipment (more to come on that)
– Reduced pricing
– Expanded our studio hours
– Hired a new Production Manager
– Launched the Little Buttonhead web comic
Goals for 2015
– Expand our custom wedding product line
– Offer more custom party favor products
– Get involved in our social media a minimum of once per day
– Blog WAY more!
How about you? Do you have any similar goals for your life and/or your business? I’d love to hear all about it. Don’t be shy! Feel free to leave a comment. :)
Here is a set of logo badges I made for myself. These will be shipping with a large button order to a conference taking place next week. I made a huge batch of badges for the event, and I thought it would be nice to include a calling card of my own too. What do you think?
If you work for one of the 22 million small businesses in the U.S., chances are you have a marketing strategy that includes developing the company’s branding. If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to graphic design for your business, you can download Graphic Designing Your Small Business the Smart Way by my friend, Chris Brock. This e-book includes a no-nonsense approach and a lot of helpful tips to get you started. Also, be sure to stop by Chris’ website and say hello! He is an independent designer and a small business owner too.
Finally! After 7 years in business, I established my LLC (limited liability
company). For so long, it was more feasible to operate as ‘Ali Puckett’ doing
business as ‘Buttonhead’. After getting married last year and now looking for a
house to buy, it just makes more sense to establish the business as it’s own
entity. For the most part, everything stays the same on the front end. You may
just notice my new name printed as ‘Buttonhead LLC’ in a few key places. I’m
just a humble employee!