Have you been dreaming of turning your talent for creating handmade treasures into a flourishing craft business?
Do you have an independent spirit, a passion for all things handmade and a desire to build a business around something you love?
Whether you create with metal, glass, leather, paint, wood, clay, textiles, paper, organic materials, or mixed media, you probably know and love your art extremely well.
But creating first-rate handmade items is just the beginning of this journey.
When most people decide they want to start selling their crafts, they quickly realize there's a whole other set of skills and knowledge required to build a successful business.
That's what I'm here to help with!
Creating effective displays - Applying to juried art shows - Choosing the right craft tent - Marketing your business - Selling online - Managing your business...
It's all right here.
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If you need to invest in a craft tent, you'll find plenty of guidance and resources here to help you choose the right canopy for your needs.
I've read some excellent books and magazines that have helped build my business. Here are reviews of some of my favorites.
If you are designing a new craft booth from scratch or just sprucing up your existing display, check out these photos and articles for inspiration.
Need some ideas about exactly where to sell your crafts? You'll find them here.
Have all of those "lovely" business management tasks got you feeling overwelmed? Here are some tips for handling the business side of things.
If your business is completely new, and you need to know how to get started, here are some ideas for you.
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