Craft Business Branding

Branding for your Craft Business by Chrisy Bossie Brand and brand management is the basis of your advertising and the way people remember you. When I sell my product I want the person that bought it to be able to remember the name “earthegy” years from now. I want that word to be famous. That[…]

Starting From Home and Growing a $Million Dollar Business

You’ve probably heard of billion dollar businesses that originated out of someone’s garage. Amazon.com began in Jeff Bezos garage. Amway, Apple, Disney, Google, Mattel, Microsoft, Dell and Nike all started from their founder’s homes. But how often do you hear about successful handmade businesses and how they scaled their small start up into global success? I[…]

Types of Craft Fairs, Expos and Festivals

Selling things you make at local craft fairs is a good way to start your business. You can test your products to learn how they sell. You’ll get feedback from customers to help you improve your items. I personally like to sell at craft fairs because I enjoy the interactions with customers. If I do[…]

Finding Craft Fair Listings and Show Reviews

Do you sell at craft fairs? I updated my list of craft shows, festivals and events listing services at http://craftmarketer.com/find-craft-shows/ If you are looking for shows and events to sell to, some of these services include reviews by artists who have attended. Very helpful if you visit a show yourself before signing up for a[…]

Required Licenses for a Craft Business

What are the required licenses for a craft business? At some point, your sales have grown and you are starting to wonder if you should get a business license and open a business checking account  Legally, you need a business license from the beginning. But as you probably know, there are many folks selling products[…]

Copyright Infringement: Making Crafts to Sell from Brand Name Material

Got an email from a long-time eBay seller who makes her crafts using material from a major brand name company. Apparently, the company is forcing her to discontinue making her crafts with their stuff. Unfortunately, many crafters are under the impression they have the right to use brand name materials when making their crafts to[…]

21 Business to Business Ideas

Business to Business Ideas for Artists and Crafts Makers This article lists twenty-one business to business ideas for creating extra or full time income. For my craft business readers, the ideas for creative types may be of special interest for ways to sell things you make to businesses. Once I got started on the topic,[…]

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