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We are all about empowering you, the maker, to use your handmade skills to design and sustain a life you love - without feeling stressed, overwhelmed or like you’re in this alone. In fact, going it alone doesn’t mean the journey has to be lonely.
At Tizzit, we believe in quality business education, and the power of community. We know that with the right resources and a friendly and supportive community of experts and peers to guide you every step of the way, you can turn your handmade shop into a wild success.
We are devoted to holding a safe, inclusive, creative space for makers, artisans, artists and creatives to grow and thrive, help support their own families, and fulfil their dreams.
We are committed to honest and quality business education, taught with integrity, and that encourages critical thinking.
We rebel against fake promises, one-size-fits-all, marketing hype and salesy sleaze.
We revel in the little victories and tiny breakthroughs of our members, because we know that all the joy and success they achieve in their futures will stem from these.
We have faith that doing business as our full and authentic selves is the only way to create true wealth: a genuinely profitable business and most importantly, a happy life.
We celebrate that every business, no matter how small, has the power to change the world by helping people take charge of their lives, become economically empowered, and gain financial freedom.
We believe in the power of paying forward and giving back, to support communities globally as well as locally.
organisations we support
causes and organisations we support
More than 1.7 billion people around the world are unbanked and can’t access the financial services they need. Kiva is a non-profit with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.
Essentially, instead of borrowing funds from banks - Kiva helps borrowers get in touch with independent businesses and individuals that are able to lend them some money to help get them started.
SisterWorks is a non-for-profit social enterprise, based in Melbourne. Through work and entrepreneurship, their mission is to support women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants to improve their confidence, mental wellbeing and sense of belonging.
They do so with their "learning by doing" model: teaching them craft, design, and business skills, building a community of other women around them, get entrepreneurial skills (they sell their craft products through their retail shop), and of course.. become financially empowered and independent.
Maruku Arts is an aboriginal owned and operated non-for-profit and craft corporation. Approximately 900 Aboriginal artists belonging to over 20 remote communities across the Central and Western Deserts of Australia, make up the collective that is Maruku. Their purpose is to keep culture strong and alive, through art, craft and organic experiences.
This year so far (2020) we have contributed (and will continue to contribute) 5% of our profits to causes and organisations that align with our values and mission:
"Handmade Business Expert, passionate makers’ champion – and since I’m also the founder of Tizzit HQ, let me tell you how it got started, and what we’re all about.
Armed with a Masters in Business and Marketing, and a Diploma in Design, I started my career in big corporates and e-commerce, then worked as an online marketing and business consultant for years...
... so I know a thing or two about the systems and processes that underpin massively successful businesses.
But, most importantly:
Hi, I'm Deb!
let's do this!
work with deb
work with me
I’ve worked in the handmade industry as a business consultant, coach and mentor for over 7 years and helped over 3000 makers start and grow their handmade shops successfully via my programs.
I even had the chance to work as a handmade business expert/consultant for the International Trade Center (a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation).
So how did it all come to be?
You see, working 1 on 1 as a handmade business coach, I quickly realised that my clients were hiring me to fix the wrong problems.
In my experience, the biggest problem that makers and handmade shop owners run into when trying to make consistent, reliable extra income from selling their handmade products, is that they’re trying to build their handmade business one random puzzle piece at a time, without knowing what the full picture is meant to look like.
So many clients wanted me to implement some sure-fire tactic they’d heard of online that they thought would fix everything, but they had no foundational strategy to actually make this tactic (and the countless others they were trying) deliver what they really wanted.
In fact, there was no real strategy or ‘business thinking’ at all.
And that meant → no profitable results.
It was heartbreaking.
To help them, I drew on my expertise and experience to create a system to help them figure out what to do, and in what order, to succeed.
A fail-proof system based firmly in time-tested business and marketing strategies, to help handmade shop owners build their profitable business the RIGHT way.
This system is The Makers’ Roadmap™. And it’s the backbone of Tizzit HQ and of everything we teach.
All the courses, resources and expertise inside The Tizzit HQ membership are designed to help you move smoothly along The Maker’s Roadmap™ – taking you from idea straight to profitability, without skipping a step.
Of course, growing Tizzit wasn’t all unicorns and rainbows…
Back when I first began building up the business, I was still working multiple jobs, juggling multiple client projects, and was back at school studying design full time too, so I know how challenging it can be to grow a business from scratch when you have literally ZERO time at all!
One thing I learnt? You can’t go it alone - which is why everything we do at Tizzit taps into the power of our incredibly supportive community.
To date, I’m so proud to have helped thousands of makers to achieve their dreams.
They’re creating life-changing extra income, doing something they love, on their own terms.
And THAT is what Tizzit is all about.
So, whether it is by working with me and joining the Tizzit HQ community or by any other mean, I sincerely hope you see your wildest handmade shop dreams come true.
We need more kindness, compassion, and love into our homes and to me, that’s what the handmade movement represents."
facts about me
I now call Australia home, but I was born and raised in the south of France.
Cheese and red wine are my love languages, and I eat Dijon mustard straight out of the jar with a spoon. Don't judge me.
I used to ice-skate/figure-skate competitively. Icy pirouettes, anyone?
it sure is easier if you have a clear step-by-step roadmap to guide you along the way and tell you what to do, when to do it, and in what order.
Discover exactly what you need to focus on right now to build a successful and profitable handmade shop by downloading The Maker’s Roadmap PDF guide: your step-by-step guide to handmade shop success.
The Maker’s Roadmap™ – your fail-proof, step-by-step, personalized plan for building YOUR profitable business the RIGHT way ...
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