Craft, Inc. by Meg Mateo Ilasco
Craft, Inc. is the hipster business primer for entrepreneurial crafters to turn what they do for fun into what they do for money. Pro crafter Meg Mateo Ilasco offers a step-by-step guide to everything from developing products and naming the company to writing a business plan, applying for licenses, and paying taxes.
Handmade for Profit! by Barbara Brabec
"The first step to building a profitable crafts enterprise at home," declares noted crafts-business expert Barbara Brabec, "is to think of it as a business, not a hobby ... whether your annual income goal is $500 or $50,000." Handmade for Profit explains clearly how to do just that, with coverage of 16 different retail markets, including fairs and shows, shops and galleries, and Internet and catalog sales.
How to Start a Home-Based Craft Business by Ken Oberrecht
How to Start a Home-Based Craft Business provides advice from personal experience on how to run a successful craft business from home.
Making a Living in Crafts by Donald Clark
Artisans who want to turn their passion into profit need look no further: with a combination of inspiration and practical knowledge--plus hundreds of images--this comprehensive guide offers the most solid and current information on the crafting business. It goes way beyond just the crafts show: everything is covered, from developing a product to drafting a business plan, from marketing to exhibiting in galleries.
The Crafts Business Answer Book by Barbara Brabec
Completely revised and updated, The Crafts Business Answer Book is an essential resource for anyone looking to start a homebased art or crafts business or perfect an existing one. Crafts business expert Barbara Brabec provides the answers to every question a creative person might have about the business side of crafting-from pricing and advertising, to understanding tax and labor laws, to protecting original work with copyrights and trademarks.
The Guide to Selling Crafts on the Internet by JamesDillehay
The Basic Guide to Selling Crafts on the Internet is filled with great information and resources aimed at getting your craft business online and making it work once it's there.
Country Living Crafting a Business by Kathie Fitzgerald
Home-based businesses are a common starting point for many entrepreneurs—and women in particular yearn for flexible hours as well as the chance to do creative work they really love. But how can that dream become reality? Find out, from the experts who already made it happen. The women artisans at the heart of this volume will inspire and motivate anyone who wants to follow in their footsteps.
Crafts and Craft Shows by Philip Kadubec
Philip Kadubec, who with his wife ran a successful business selling baskets at shows for several years, gives us the benefit of his experience through this book. In the chatty, anecdotal style usual in this type of guide, he emphasizes good business practice as it relates to dealing with customers, pricing, and presentation in the show booth. There is a lot of behind-the-scenes information about applying to shows and dealing with promoters. For its realistic picture of today's craft business, this is an excellent selection for public libraries.
500 Tips for Marketing Your Crafts by A.B. Petrow
If you want to make money with your crafts, these invaluable solutions will save you time and money. Includes hundreds of tips about how to find craft fairs, how to get into them, and how to survive them and make money. Also covered is doing your own photography, making your own display and anchoring it, and traveling to shows by road or air.
Selling Your Crafts by Susan Sager
Craftspeople, hobbyists, students, teachers, and all businesses dealing with crafts will find this an immensely thorough source of information on selling in today's marketplace. Drawing upon in-depth profiles of artisans, plus the insights of small business entrepreneurs, this unique guide not only gives tips and tactics for promoting and marketing crafts, but also provides the necessary forms for getting a business up and running.