Monday, December 9, 2013

Creative Business Binder Library- Intro

I wanted to do a makeover of my shop binders.

My old Binders

I figured this would be a great time to help my fellow creative entrepreneurs get organized!
Whether you sell your handmade goods on Etsy, Big Cartel, Ebay, Artfire, or your own site- you need a way to keep yourself organized.

Now you could keep all your paperwork digital, but I prefer to have some hard copies in case the computer goes down.

So we're going to start building your binder library. I'll use my own for examples.

Binders we're going to create:
blog planner
main shop binder
shop's decade binder
shop sketchbook

 I have multiple shops to plan for {some open, others in progress to be open at some point}.

Your Assignment Today is: 
1. Decide how many binders you are going to make.
2. Gather your supplies
3. Print the binder cover

Supplies List {with affiliate links}: 

**If you have 1 shop, you will need 2 binders at 3" size

Office Impressions Round Ring Economy Vinyl View Binder, 3 Inch Capacity, White (82236)

**and 2 binders at 1" size
Wilson Jones 3-Hole View Binder, 1-Inch Rings, 11 Inch by 8 1/2 Inch, White (W362-14W)

For each additional shop you will need a 1" binder

**Plastic dividers with Tabs for the binders, this will vary depending on the number of sections you'll use. Decade binder needs: 10-11 tabs
main binder needs: 13 tabs
sketchbooks varies: for all of mine I would need 57
blog planner: mine need 29 {pref 10 round, 19 regular}

regular tabs Avery Big Tab Two-Pocket Insertable Plastic Dividers, 8-Tab Set, 1 Set (11907)
round tabs Avery Style Edge Insertable Plastic Dividers, 8-Tab Set (11201)

You don't have to use the exact same categories as me, you can pick and choose.
You are also free to change the font styles.
I just bought as many dividers I could afford right now, and plan to get more later.
You could also make your own dividers.
I want to keep the look cohesive, and pretty so I'll invest in more dividers by adding them on to my future Amazon transactions.

**You'll also need:
 -a hole punch, I prefer a 3 hole to make them all uniform
 -a pen

Binder Covers + Spines:
1. First download and install the following fonts,  or pick your own
Gimme your love
leaf 1
hippie gypsy
DJB Doodlie beans
little bird
VTks revolt
vtks black

How to install fonts

2. Download and print binder covers <--- click link

My Covers, spines, and dividers printed out

Next Monday we'll start on the blog planner, the dividers will be linked in subsequent posts!

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