Help with your craft business

1 November 2013
Tags: Books, craft, stall holders

We have picked 5  books on running your own indie craft business..

The Craft of Markets:

So you‘ve decided that maybe you‘d like to run your own craft market stall...lots of fun, but lots of hard work as well.

This e-book will help you make better choices about what market strategy is right for you. Whether you are just wanting to earn a few extra dollars or use markets as a stepping stone into something much bigger.

Learn all the tips and tricks to having a successful and profitable market stall with a minimum amount of stress and a maximum amount of fun.  Then get your mits on this FAB e-book!



Crafty Superstar:

A business guide for part-time crafters include advice from craft superstars such as Jenny Hart, Grace Bonney, Cinnamon Cooper and many more. Grace interviewed dozens of crafters to get advice on how to boost your Etsy sales, promote yourself and your crafts, deal with customers and balance your craft life with your personal life.


Handmade Marketplace:

Teachers crafters how to apply marketing savvy to develop smart, distinctive product presentations for success in online selling venues such as Etsy. Chapin‘s advice has set thousands of crafters on the entrepreneurial track.


Craft Inc:

Craft, Inc. is the hipster business primer for entrepreneurial crafters to turn what they do for fun into what they do for money. 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. Chapters on sales, marketing, trade shows, and publicity round out the mix. Plus, in-depth interviews with such craft luminaries as Johnathan Adler, Lotta Jansdotter, Denyse Schmidt, and Jill Bliss provide inspiration and practical advice. Accessible, informative, and more than a little spunky, Craft, Inc. paves the way for today‘s creative minds to become tomorrow‘s trendsetters.

and of course,

The Bizness Book:

Although not directly related to craft, this book is a little gem and one that I wish I had read before I started my own indie business!

This book is not for people who only aspire to earn lots of money (there are plenty of those business books around!). However , if you want to create a great business that fits around your family and community commitments - not the other way around - this book can help you take the leap.


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