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IN FULL DISCLOSURE: Today's radio show is one of two special segments geared to restless creatives who are looking to apply their entrepreneurial spirit to money making! (Next segment scheduled July 27.) So meet my special guest, Etsy Educator Danielle Maveal who is one of the company's first employees. With her help, Etsy is now one of the fastest-growing online creative marketplaces for handcrafted goods in the world. (FYI Brooklyn-based Etsy just celebrated its sixth birthday with 200 enthusiastic employees!) BONUS: In both shows, a couple of Etsy sellers are getting a live on-the-spot mini Brand Audit to help them ramp up their sales even more! But getting back to Danielle: Her family always knew she was going to be an entrepreneur. As a child, she'd place a hand painted sign in their front window reading, "Cat Show: 5 cents!" What’s more, she was always making and selling things (a batch of screen printed tees for local bands, sterling silver jewelry,etc.) Then she found Etsy and everything clicked. Within six months, she had sold over 500 pieces of jewelry, was found by dozens of galleries and boutiques worldwide and had mentions in fancy blogs and magazines. When Etsy gave her the opportunity to work at the company, she packed up her studio and relocated to Brooklyn. For the past four years, Danielle has been educating creative entrepreneurs via Etsy Blog posts, the Etsy Success newsletter and workshops. Go to etsy.com and join one of the most creative communities for makers, buyers and sellers!
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