Craft Business News

The latest craft business articles are right here!

Whenever I post new articles or make big updates to older posts, you'll be notified about it on this page.

You'll find links to everything that's fresh and timely, so you can be sure you don't miss a single post.

Here's What's New

Dec 04, 2020

Home Office and Craft Room Organization Plan

My 14-step home office and craft room organization action plan will help you turn a messy workspace into a tidy haven for creative productivity. It whipped my chaotic office and craft room into shape - wait 'til you see the before photo! It can help you get your space under control too.

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Nov 05, 2020

Craft Fair Signs - Free Handmade Business Printables

3 free, printable craft fair signs - Post them in your booth to encourage your customers to shop local and support handmade businesses. Plus 5 free, printable "thank you for your purchase" tags to include in your packaging, and 2 cute wall art printables to decorate your home for autumn.

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Oct 23, 2020

9 Halloween Craft Kits for Kids

9 Halloween craft kits for kids make it easy to have some DIY fun with your little ones and your not-so-little ones.

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Oct 23, 2020

Halloween Pumpkin Coloring Pages

5 cute pumpkin coloring pages for adults & kids. Free printable fall coloring sheets you can download for a Halloween party or a fun Thanksgiving activity.

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Oct 22, 2020

Resin Jewelry for Beginners

Resin jewelry making guide for beginners. In-depth tutorial shows you how to make resin jewelry, choose the right supplies, and avoid common problems.

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Oct 19, 2020

Jewelry Resin Guide

Jewelry resin guide for beginners. Everything you need to know to choose the right resin for your craft projects. Plus, other supplies you'll need to start making resin jewelry.

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Oct 08, 2020

Christmas Craft Shows & Online Holiday Shopping

How to prepare your handmade business for Christmas craft shows and online holiday shopping. Holiday retail trends and craft trends to help you predict what your customers want this year, so you can benefit from 2020 Christmas trends.

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Oct 06, 2020

Christmas Shopping Trends for 2020

The 2020 Christmas shopping trends report for craft business owners is out! Learn what holiday shoppers are looking for this year, so you can meet their needs and sell more handmade items.

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Oct 05, 2020

How to Start a Craft Business

Learn how to start a craft business with my favorite business skills courses for creative professionals and craft-based courses to build your artistic skills.

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Aug 04, 2020

Craft Artist Business Plan

Learn how to research seasonal trends in selling handmade products. Then develop a seasonal craft artist business plan, so you can profit from those seasonal opportunities and never miss a deadline.

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Jul 23, 2020

Pinterest Trends Tool: What is it, and How Do I Use it?

The Pinterest Trends tool is a free, simple resource for researching the latest search trends on Pinterest. Let's take a look at what it is, how to use it, and how it can help you market your creative business online.

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Jun 22, 2020

Start Selling Crafts Online

Here's how to start selling crafts online. This 8-step guide shows you what you need to research to create an online craft business with real potential.

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Jun 19, 2020

Business Name Registration

Why registering your craft business name is a smart idea and where to go to start the process.

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Jun 16, 2020

Criteria for Choosing a Business Name

11 criteria for choosing a business name will help you create a cool company name. 6 things to look for and 5 things to avoid when you select a name for your small business.

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Jun 12, 2020

7 Tips for Choosing a Company Name

Choosing a company name is an easier task when you have a clear process in place. Use these 7 tips to keep yourself focused while you select a name for your new company.

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Jun 09, 2020

Help Naming a Business

Get help naming a business with loads of free tools and resources.

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Jun 04, 2020

Business Name Ideas

Find catchy business name ideas with these 10 strategies for brainstorming company names.

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Jun 02, 2020

Create a Business Name

There are only 3 ways to create a business name and 3 different types of company names. That's it! Learn how company names are constructed, so you can find a great name for your own company.

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May 29, 2020

Choosing a Blog Name

Choosing a blog name is tricky when all of the good domain names are taken. It is possible to find a name for your online business that's available and affordable, but it takes some creativity and patience. Here's how to create an awesome blog name that isn't already taken.

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May 26, 2020

How to Write a Naming Brief

A naming brief will help you create a clear picture of what you want your company name to communicate to customers. Here's how write a naming brief, plus a printable template to help you get focused before you start brainstorming ideas.

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May 25, 2020

Where to Sell Crafts - Beyond Craft Shows

Wondering where to sell crafts other than art fairs? Here are 12 way to build a creative business and sell your handmade items when you can't sell at craft shows.

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May 22, 2020

Bad Company Names

Bad company names share a few common characteristics. Learn what the worst business names have in common, so you can can avoid a horrible naming fail when you name your own business.

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May 19, 2020

Create a Catchy Company Name

How to create a catchy company name your customers won't forget. Use these 4 strategies to find a clever and memorable business name.

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May 16, 2020

Traits of Good Business Names

Good business names have 6 characteristics in common. Learn what they are, so you can choose a great name for your own new business.

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May 12, 2020

How to Name a Business

Learn how to name a business. This in-depth, 12-part series shows you how to work through the whole process of brainstorming and choosing a great company name from start to finish.

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Apr 01, 2020

Emergency Management Resources for Craft Business Owners

Emergency resources for independent artists & craft business owners. Here's a growing list of resources & organizations working to support artists, handmade business owners, and other creative entrepreneurs & small businesses through times of crisis.

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Jan 28, 2020

How to Start a Craft Business Right

How to start a craft business right. Get tasks like registering your business, checking product labeling requirements, and setting up your books under control with advice from the right local professionals. Here are 15 things to do in February to find the right professional support for your business, and get your business fundamentals in place.

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Jan 06, 2020

Create a Craft Business Plan

Create a practical craft business plan that will set you up for success for the coming year. You don't necessarily need to write a formal business plan - you just need a plan that works for you. Here are 18 things to do in January to help you plan & prepare to achieve your business goals this year.

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Dec 26, 2019

Trending Crafts That Sell Well in 2020

What crafts are trending for 2020 and will sell well in the upcoming year? Check out the hottest decor and fashion design trends shoppers at craft shows and on Etsy will be buying in 2020.

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Oct 15, 2019

6 Holiday Craft Show Display Ideas

6 holiday craft show display photos. Easy, affordable Christmas booth ideas for craft business owners who sell at holiday craft fairs and Christmas markets.

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Oct 13, 2019

Christmas Design Trends 2019

Christmas design trends for 2019. Discover what shoppers who love handmade will be buying this holiday season.

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Oct 11, 2019

DIY Christmas Trends Trending Crafts to Sell for the 2019 Holiday Season

Etsy's DIY Christmas trends report for 2019 has been released just in time the holiday sales season. Want to modernize your holiday craft show display with the latest trend or add a few on-trend products? Check out this report first to discover what shoppers who love handmade are searching for heading into this Christmas season.

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Oct 02, 2019

Christmas Craft Show Display Ideas

Christmas craft show display ideas. 6 brand new photos of holiday craft show booths to help you get your own portable display ready for holiday craft fairs and markets.

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Sep 29, 2019

Craft Displays for Holiday Bazaars

9 photos of craft displays at holiday bazaars. Get your own craft booth ready for Christmas craft shows and markets with these display ideas.

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Sep 23, 2019

Free & Affordable Pinterest Tools

Pinterest tools to market your creative business on a budget. If you're starting a blog or promoting an Etsy shop on Pinterest, and your business budget is tight, you don't need to spend a lot on Pinterest marketing. Here's how you can get the job done for free.

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Sep 23, 2019

How Do Blogs Make Money?

How do blogs make money? If you're thinking of starting a blog, you'll need to plan out some monetization options. Here are 6 ways savvy beginner and more established bloggers make money.

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Sep 04, 2019

How to Use Pinterest for Business in 2019

How I use Pinterest for business in 2019. Here's my newly updated Pinterest marketing strategy that has boosted my website's traffic from Pinterest by 140%.

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Sep 03, 2019

Start Your Online Craft Business

How to sell your crafts online, develop better business collaborations, and finally, I'm sharing the Pinterest marketing strategy that increased traffic to my site from Pinterest by 140%.

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Aug 27, 2019

Protect Your Pinterest Account So You're Not Flagged for Spam

There's popular Pinterest marketing advice out there that worries me. It might work for now, but, in my opinion, it's pretty aggressive.

Here's why I don't use the most aggressive Pinterest marketing strategies, even if they appear to be working for other bloggers.

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Aug 26, 2019

Portable Displays for Craft Shows

Reduce the risk of theft at craft shows with an efficient booth design, plus 14 retail display ideas that can be translated into portable craft booth designs.

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Aug 22, 2019

Create an Art Show Display Designed for Your Customers

Create a display for art shows that's designed to appeal to your target market, and draw the right customers into your booth.

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Aug 21, 2019

Slat Walls for Craft Show Displays

7 photos of craft show displays that use slat wall panels. Slat wall panels and freestanding units are less common than other types of craft show display furniture. But in the right circumstance, they can be used to create a professional looking display.

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Aug 20, 2019

How to Display Necklaces at a Craft Show

10 necklace display ideas for craft shows. Clever necklace stands you can buy or DIY for your portable jewelry booth.

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Aug 19, 2019

Slat Wall Display Photos & Lessons from Retail Displays

Slat wall displays for craft shows, merchandising lessons from retail shops, brand new jewelry booth photos, and how to create a booth that appeals to your target customer.

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Aug 15, 2019

Build a Craft Business Online That You Truly Control

You might be giving away control of your online craft business without really knowing it. In fact, plenty of creative entrepreneurs don't truly "own" their online business. Here's how to avoid this common mistake, maintain control, and build real equity in an online creative business that you truly own.

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Aug 13, 2019

Why Pinterest Marketing is Good for Business

You probably know Pinterest marketing can help boost your online creative business. But do you truly know how much power Pinterest has to grow your business? Here's why you need to spend more time marketing your business on Pinterest.

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Aug 12, 2019

Selling Your Crafts Online

Start selling your crafts online with smarter online business building strategies. Make strategic choices about the foundation of your online business, maintain control of your business, and market your online business with strategies that are truly worth your time.

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Aug 08, 2019

10 Craft Booth Display Design Tips

10 tips to help you create a craft booth that is attractive, effective, safe, and practical.

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Aug 07, 2019

Gridwall Display Ideas for Your Craft Booth

How to use gridwall panels in your craft show booth. 14 photos of portable displays using gridwall panels to inspire your own craft booth designs.

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