Tony Lee advises to rethink how you calculate a true return on investment by factoring in new and strengthened relationships as well as orders.
Whether you are a successful entrepreneur or a creative mogul-in-waiting, there was much to learn at this year’s Craftcation: Business + Makers Conference, a five-day mix of business, skill-building and creativity for all levels of makers, designers and artists.
Join award-winning quilter Rebecca Bryan and Alissa Norton, a former video producer for Craftsy, for a webinar about the nuts and bolts of producing a top notch online video class.
Stitches United took place this past weekend, April 27-30 2017, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. This event is a reinvention of the Stitches show combining knitting and crochet with other crafts that hadn’t formerly been included such as quilting, sewing, weaving, rug hooking, and cross stitch. We were there and bring you this report.
Trade shows and business conferences provide opportunities to promote your business, network with other professionals, and learn more about the industry.
Acquiring a sale costs money. Even if you’re pounding the pavement with “free” marketing, you’re spending your precious time that even money can’t buy back. Learn to use Facebook ads the RIGHT way once and for all. This session will be an amazing gift for your business.
H+H is billed as the largest craft trade show in the world. Beth Casey was there and she brings us this report.
Nashville, Tennessee is home to country music, hot chicken, and for one weekend a year, cross stitch. The Nashville Needlework Market, the only trade show dedicated solely to cross stitch, has been around in various forms for decades and represents the industry’s biggest buying event of the year.
Maeri Howard attend CHSI stitches in Birmingham last week and brings us the highlights and her overall impression of this large knitting, sewing, and craft trade show.
QuiltCon 2017 took place last weekend, February 23-26, 2017. Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG), QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind. This year’s event took place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in warm, sunny downtown Savannah, not far from the campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design. This is the fourth QuiltCon. Here’s our report on the show.
Are you ready to reach a larger audience and generate a reliable source of revenue? Selling your work wholesale can grow your business in a huge way!
Creativation is the new name for the CHA Mega Show. Will the rebranding be enough to increase attendance? Is it the right show for you?
Grace Dobush attended Creativation (the rebranded CHA Mega Show) and reports back with 5 big craft trends for 2017.
Whatever type of creative work you do, having a solo show may take your professional and creative life to the next level. Here’s how to do it!
The Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) announced that it will significantly increase teacher compensation in order to keep the conference pay competitive.
Networking might sound like a nightmare when you’re introverted by nature. But it’s super important to building your business and community, and it doesn’t have to be a drag.
From conception to completion, here’s how Susanne Miller Jones successfully created an acclaimed themed quilt show called Fly Me to the Moon.
Independent craft shows have sprung up everywhere in the last few years. They’re a great opportunity to meet customers and colleagues. Here’s a roundup!
A conference and/or tradeshow packing checklist to help you come prepared for business opportunities, and personal comfort!
Attending a craft business conference can be a transformative experience. What should you bring? Craftcation owner Nicole Stevenson lends her expert advice.