Craft Cafe Artisan Chat - Goatie Girls

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Meet Ginger Besser Ballard from Goatie Girls

Please tell us about yourself:
I'm married with one grown daughter. I live on a small farm in Arkansas with my Nubian goats, dogs, cats. chickens and one guinea.

How long have you been in business?
I have been in business since 2009.

Please describe your business:
I make goat milk soap and lotion as well as lip balms, sugar scrubs and lotion bars.

Tell us what inspires you:
There wouldn't be a business without my goatie girls. My business started because I loved goat milk. I made cheese, yogurt, ice cream, kefir and of course goat milk soap and lotion.

Please share with others, your best marketing techniques:
I think one thing that helped my business was selling at the farmer's market. The feedback was so helpful and of course people bought my product and gave it as gifts. They also wanted an online venue so that their out of state family and friend could purchase my products.

What do you love most about your business?
Definitely making my customers happy!

Please tell us why have chosen Craft Café as a venue for your business?
I chose Craft Cafe because there was a set fee. This meant I could list and sell without extra fees. Also the support of Traci and Allan (not to mention all of the other sellers). There is a real team spirit at Craft Cafe and if you have a question or need to sort out a problem everyone is very sweet about helping each other at Craft Cafe.

What advice can you give for crafters/artisans just starting out?
Join groups. Ask for help from people who are already successfully established and promote yourself on social groups.

Where do you see your business in 5 years?
In 5 years I'd like to see enough business that my daughter would become more involved. I'd also like to see my workshop expanded with more equipment.

Lastly, would you like to offer our readers a special or coupon code for your Craft Cafe shop?
Yes. I'd like to offer 10% savings on your entire purchase through 2-14-13 with coupon code: Valentine10 in my Craft Cafe Shop.

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We would like to send out a big THANK YOU to Ginger for all her love and support.

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  1. Lovely interview! It is nice to know a little but more about what you do.
    Love your shop too!

    1. Thanks so much for the compliment! You have a lovely shop too! :)


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