Artisan Spotlight: Diana Mueller - Bellaroma

The stars were certainly out in LA last weekend for the Emmy’s, and that includes in the gifting suite.
Diana Mueller is the owner and creator of Bellaroma –a natural skincare boutique (and Etsy shop) whose products were featured on display at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Gift Lounge hosted by GBK and The Artisan Group. Her luxurious goods were included in 110 swag bags for the celebrities and members of the press. “Nasim Pedrad from SNL asked to take home my Grapeseed Banana Facial Scrub”, she beamed on her blog Monday morning. “I was also told that the Beverly Hills Hilton Spa loved my stuff and took one of my products too! I even got a Tweet from Niecy Nash!”

A Lasting Impression: Good vs. Bad

You leave one type of lasting impression when working with people; either a good impression or a bad impression. You may think that leaving a good impression is always the best and most desired result possible; that doing excellent work and then getting those coveted testimonials is the end-all prize. The rewards for any business just can’t get any better! Surely, there are no negative effects to leaving a good impression for anyone! Well, let’s take a look.

Positive Effects of a Good Impression

Setting aside the size of your business and whether you provide a product or a service, the benefits of you and your business leaving a good impression are many:

Artisan Spotlight: Katiebug's Handmade Bath & Body

As the mother of an infant child with eczema, Danielle was extremely concerned with the ingredients in the products she was using at home and on her children’s skin. She’d had an interest in herbology since she was a child and dreamed of putting what she’d learned to use in creating products of her own, that she could feel really good about using and sharing with others.

She directed that focus into Katiebug’s Handmade Bath & Body Products—named for the daughter which inspired her efforts.

Thinking of Taking on a Business Partner? Read This First

Two heads are better than one, right?

In many cases taking on a partner can be the best thing you can do for your artisan business – after all, it brings a whole new realm of possibilities including fresh marketing and product ideas, networking connections and it can even lighten your work load.

But before you jump into establishing a business partnership you need to consider both the pros and cons.