Tuesday, May 31, 2016

One Thing: Your About Page on Facebook

Our One Thing series is all about fitting an action into your day that is fast, efficient, and hopefully, effective for your business. Today, one of the quickest and most effective ways you can market your business is to make the connection between your personal profile and your Business Page on Facebook.

When someone hovers over your name in Facebook, a pop-up of of your profile picture, cover image, and various information is shown.  If you're comfortable connecting your Business Page to your personal profile, here is how to show that as the first, and easily clickable, line of the pop-up.

Go to your personal page, click on About, then click on Work and Education.  You can click Add a workplace or edit the one you have entered. When you click in the Company field, type your Facebook Business Page Name and you should be able to link to it from Facebook's suggestions.  Fill in the other relevant information, set your permissions for this to Public, and Save Changes.

Now, when anyone hovers over your name in a group or discussion, your business is the first thing he or she will see.  Soon, we'll follow-up with a great way to use this One Thing to market your business even further - stay tuned!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day


Happy Memorial Day!

Take a moment today to remember those
who have sacrificed all
so we can be free.

Friday, May 27, 2016

NC Markets and Events this Weekend :: May 28-29

You can visit some of our members at these events this weekend!


12 - 3 pm
Holmberg Orchards & Winery, 12 Orchard Ln, Gales Ferry, Connecticut


11 am - 4 pm
Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre, 263 Main St, Wethersfield, Connecticut



12 - 4 pm
Madison Wool, 56 Wall St, Madison, Connecticut


12 - 5 pm
35 Country Club Dr, Hamden, Connecticut

Monday, May 23, 2016

One Thing: Mind Your Manners

Our One Thing series is all about fitting an action into your day that is fast, efficient, and hopefully, effective for your business. Today, always remember to mind your manners when interacting with business associates via email.

You never know who is going to be your next great business connection - that person who is the source of valuable information or customer base or can lead you to another important connection.  Therefore, when using email correspondence, take a minute to make sure to thank someone who has spent time on a lengthy email or email exchange full of information that they have generously sent off to you.  This not only acknowledges that the email was received, but it shows that you are gracious and respectful of others.  In a world where digital information is flying, it takes only a few seconds to send out a quick "thank you!" to someone who has helped you out.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nutmeg Spring Spotlight: Bugs

 Everyone say "bees"!

Spring in Connecticut is definitely one of the most enjoyable seasons.  Hot on the heels of what is usually a long and miserable winter, the extra sunshine, warmer temperatures, and blooming foliage are a welcome sight.  However, along with spring comes bugs - a slightly unwelcome sight for most people.  For fans of the insect kingdom, the members of the Nutmeg Collective have come up with the best products to highlight these tiny species.

Ants cutting board from The BURNT Shop

Ladybug Mini Canvas Magnet by Sprinkles of Color, $10

Reversible headband by Milo and Molly, $10

Victorian-style pendant necklace by The Tiny Wren, $45

Bumble bee note card by RiverDog Prints, $3.50

 Bumble bee salt and pepper shakers from Painted by the Shore, $6.95

Hand-rolled beeswax pillar candles from Little Bee of CT, from $12

All of Little Bee's products come from their very own honeybees, shown at the top of the post.
Scott shared the following graphic with us,
to help encourage everyone to plant wisely to help save the bee population.

For purchase or more information, click on any of the above products to be taken to their site.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Connecticut Vintage Shops

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out some of our favorite vintage shops in the state! Fill your space with style and history. You might even come across some of our member's items as many of these shops support their local makers and vintage curators as well. Make sure to use #nutmegcollective to show us your finds!

485 New Park Avenue
West Hartford, CT

839 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

1365 Whitemore Road
Middlebury, CT

Online - shop local listings from the comfort of your couch!
Shop Spotlight: Montage of Norwalk, Connecticut 

891 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT

938 State Street
New Haven, CT

16 Stonington Road
Mystic, CT

181 Albany Turnpike
Canton, CT

47 John Street
Stamford, CT

1357 Mountain Road
West Suffield, CT
Happy Shopping!


Written by Alonda Baird-Juhasz, owner of Designer Dwellings, who believes in adding color to life. An avid DIYer, sparkle-loving, all things fabulous addict, her shop features bright and fun home decor accessories and gifts. When not in the shop you can find her interior decorating or visual styling events and photo shoots.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hartford Prints! Presents: Farm to Street Dinner - Tickets On Sale!

Well, what do you know? Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Farm to Street Dinner! This dinner brings awesome people like you to a communal table to celebrate Hartford and open our streets.

Don’t miss the opportunity to eat, drink, and grow our city together!

Farm to Street Dinner
Saturday, June 25th at 6:00pm
Trinity Street, Hartford

Presented by Hartford Steam Boiler, the Farm to Street Dinner, hosted by Hartford Prints!, ON20, and Hartford Food System is a pop-up community event celebrating our city and our streets. Local fare, culture, and industry will meet on one of Hartford’s most interesting blocks for a farm-to-street outdoor dinner.
VIP Admission Tickets | $60.00

General Admission tickets are $40.00 each. VIP tickets are available for $60.00 each and include a private tour of Hartford Food System’s urban farm. All guests are asked to BYOD – “Bring Your Own Dinner.” A local, seasonal first course and dessert, catered by ON20, are included in ticket price. Beer brewed by Back East Brewing Co. and wine from T Edward Wines are included as well. Seating is first come, first served. All tickets are sold online. No tickets will be sold at the event.

All proceeds benefit Hartford Food System, an urban food advocacy organization.

Hartford Prints! is a letterpress studio and stationery store that is all about family. We are three sisters and a press, making pretty paper in our home city of Hartford. Addy, Callie, and Rory joined forces in 2012 to create unique letterpress stationery that is modern and fun. From stunning wedding invitations to offbeat greeting cards, our printing prowess, killer style, and graphic genius work together to make effortlessly beautiful designs.
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Monday, May 16, 2016

One Thing: Get a Critique

Our One Thing series is all about fitting an action into your day that is fast, efficient, and hopefully, effective for your business.  Today, ask a peer to give you a critique.

When you are the center of your business, your blog, or other important project, you can get so wrapped up in the details that you don't see the overall picture.  Asking a peer to review what you're putting out there can give you a fresh perspective and allows you to see your work as an outsider would see it.  A critique can provide feedback on wording, photos, color schemes, ease of use, correct links - any number of details that can add or detract from the user experience.

Just be aware that asking for a critique may provide constructive criticism, so be prepared that not everyone will love what you do - and be open to changes or other ideas.  However, only make changes if they feel right to you - not every comment will be a good one.  Also, seek out a peer who does what you do or something similar so they can offer up some "insider" tips.  An independent set of eyes can help in even the smallest ways.