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Small Business Resources by Peggy Li

by Peggy Li, posted to Career & Money

My favorite business resources for small business entrepreneurs. I run my own handmade jewelry business, Peggy Li Creations ( ).

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Makeshift Society

Local San Francisco "clubhouse" for creatives, offering classes,...more

A creative and innovative way to network with other creatives, founded by Rena Tom.

No such thing as free publicity? There is with HARO. Help A Reporter...more

A free email to your inbox gives you PR leads. Research them before answering (if you can) is my tip as they are not heavily screened leads.

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The Artisan Group

The Artisan Group is an exclusive group of talented artisans who...more

A lower-cost way to do celebrity gift lounges, but even more valuable for the community of artists network.

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Flourish & Thrive Academy - Where jewelry designers go to get business savvy.


Flourish & Thrive Academy - Where jewelry designers go to get...more

Coaching from jewelry industry insiders, targeted to folks in the jewelry business. I've taken both courses and I love how it connects you with other jewelry designers.

Connect with a local SCORE mentor to get free small business advice.

Find mentors and get free advice from SCORE.

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The Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC)...more

Low-cost or free startup classes and services, with branches across the bay area.

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PR Couture is the place to find out about fashion PR, fashion...more

Get an insider's view of PR.

Free business tips, trend spotting and retail consulting services for...more

Rena had her own retail business before turning consultant.

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creative focused business thinking

Megan shares her business tips after a long career as an entrepreneur.

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Smaller Box :: Blog ::

Smaller Box blog is the source for marketing and business development...more

Meredith runs her own successful biz and speaks from the trenches.

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Occam's Razor by Avinash Kaushik

Avinash Kaushik is the author of Web Analytics 2.0 and Web Analytics:...more

Avinash makes metrics dynamic, relevant and entertaining.

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PR Couture is the place to find out about fashion PR, fashion...more

A great resource to help demistify the world of PR and put faces to the people behind the scenes of public relations.

Krista: Thanks for sharing this - I just hopped over and it seems great. I'm eager to take a more in depth look later.

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Created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. REcently rebranded to...more

A membership of dedicated entrepreneurs, with a great active community and true insider experts. Use code PEGGYLI10 to receive 10% off your membership.

Eden Godsoe: Do you know of HARO (Help A Reporter Out) - ? Reporters, content creators and bloggers post requests for experts, information, quotes, etc that you can answer if relevant. As they say "sharing your expertise may land you that big media opportunity you’ve been looking for."

Peggy Li: Eden, yes, I'm subscribed to the HARO list! Thanks for the suggestion, I'll add it to the list.

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The Switchboards


A community for creative women in crafty, independent business since...more

A long-running community of small business owners with private forums.

Adelaide Lancaster and Amy Abrams help entrepreneurs to work on their...more

A wonderful, insightful book packed with quotes from other small business owners about defining yourself in your business.