ArtFire Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tony, like most people, doesn’t always listen to his mom. Moms normally mean well, but we can’t follow all the advice they offer us. Not many of us live the well-mannered and healthy life our mothers planned for us. We don’t bother to eat an apple a day and have chicken soap when we’re feeling under the weather. But with scientific and medical findings proving the positive impact of these bits of advice, one begins to wonder, what else was mom right about?

For Tony, his mother gave some very valuable advice which he has used throughout his profession.
“I spent 40 grand on business school, when I should have just listened to my mom,” explained Tony.
Tony now works as the EVP of Marketing for the interactive trading community, In the past, he has managed Six Sigma projects, worked as a sales coach, and helped run a $60 million company.
“Everything I needed to know about business, I learned from my mom,” he said. “She knew the significance of personal communication better than anyone else in the business world.”
Tony’s mother graduated with a bachelor’s in Journalism, and has taught kindergarten and music for years. So how does this make her experienced enough to give business advice? Well it doesn’t. But she never gave him tips about business explicitly, but about life in general, and by using her wisdom in his business dealings Tony was able to create a successful career.
“If more people listened to their moms, we wouldn’t be in the crisis we are now,” Tony explained.
To help others share in his success, Tony has put together a list of helpful tips he has gained from his mother’s insight. This top 13 or “baker’s dozen” of business advice has been posted on ArtFire, to help business-minded artisans flourish in the craft marketplace. This advice is 100% free to members and non-members, and open to everyone on the World Wide Web. We encourage all who read and learn from this advice to share it with their friends and family members. Post it on Reddit, Digg it, or Stumble it and spread the word to business owners everywhere!

Keep crafting, and remember to buy handmade!