Brick-and-mortar retailers are a cornerstone of the craft industry, but the retail environment is going through drastic changes right now. In this panel discussion three brick-and-mortar craft shop owners will give us an honest picture of the challenges and opportunities they’re currently facing, and how designers and suppliers fit into the retail picture.
Not quite a planner, more than a journal, definitely not a calendar. The Bullet Journal® is a trendy combination of all those, but oh, so adaptable, with a cult-like following of devotees, from busy moms and college students to artists and professionals of all ages.
The story behind the creation and development of the adorable and useful sewing notion, the Binding Baby.
For modern makers, crowdfunding with Patreon is the modern version of a patron — they hope.
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.
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.
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!
If your yarn store is successful, it makes sense to capitalize on that and develop your own yarn line, right? Or does it? Read about the pros and cons here.
What’s it take to develop a successful product line? Here are four actions that will help you design better products and boost your sales.
Shannon Okey created a Patreon project that could solve immediate problems and hopefully problems for myself and other knitwear designers long term.
Spoonflower isn’t just for fabric. Find out how creative entrepreneurs are using Spoonflower’s wallpaper and gift wrap printing services to craft their small businesses.
The subscription box model has become a popular one for craft business owners in recent years. The promise of steady cash flow through a subscription model is appealing to many entrepreneurs, but what are the risks involved? And what makes a subscription box program thrive?
Many makers are producing their crafts through small batch manufacturing, commissioning products from a factory in amounts calculated for profit.
Custom or personalized products require exceptional patience, outstanding communication skills, an open mind and strong organizational skills.
What craft industry professionals should know to comply with rigorous child safety testing laws for small batch manufacturing.
Join us in January for a group discussion about this simple, yet thought-provoking book about creativity and the derivative nature of inspiration.