We’ve come up with this wishlist for creative business owners based on our personal experiences as well as recommendations from other members. If someone has been asking you what you want this holiday, we know you’ll find some things on this list that you’ll love.
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For handmade artists and suppliers, shipping products takes time away from the parts of the job they love. Help them speed things up with this reliable label writer.
Recommended by several Craft Industry Alliance members, this affordable microphone is great for recording podcasts, narration to video, or music.
Take credit card payments at a trade show, a craft show, or a teaching gig.
It’s such a bummer when your phone dies at an awesome conference or trade show. This lipstick-sized battery charger will get you back in business in minutes.
With over 1,000 positive reviews and a great price, this table top photo kit is a favorite among creatives who need to photograph products to sell or feature on social media.
If the craft business owner in your life spends any time at all presenting webinars, recording podcasts, or meeting with people via Skype, a set of quality headphones with a mic will cancel out background noise and make their voice as clear as possible.
For makers, sellers, and creatives who want to shoot overhead photos or videos with their smartphone, this horizontal mount includes a 33” bar, a smartphone clamp and camera screw mount, a tripod mount, and a Bluetooth shutter release. (Does not include tripod, which is required.)
Never lose a link, image, or idea again. With Evernote premium you can organize your digital life and put all those brilliant thoughts to good use.
Craftcation is an annual four-day business + makers conference featuring industry professionals leading attendees in hands-on food & craft workshops and lectures and panels on creative business. It’s a favorite among Craft Industry Alliance members, many who attend year after year.
Entrepreneurs are lifelong learners. With a Lynda subscription craft business owners can develop a whole host of new skills to grow their businesses.
Whether the entrepreneur in your life loves listening to informative business books while on a run, or escapist fiction while preparing for their next show, Audible is the most comprehensive choice for quality audiobooks.
Get top notch business advice and industry news with a subscription to Craft Industry Alliance. Join a community of over 1,300 craft business owners and get the information and motivation you need to grow your business.
One of our favorite books about the derivative nature of art. The poetic, bite-sized concepts make it approachable and inspiring. Great for any creative who occasionally hits a roadblock.
Flow is a Dutch magazine full of beautiful, creative content. Once a year they put out their Book for Paper Lovers, which is 300 pages of beautiful, fun, unique note paper, stickers, wrapping paper, envelopes, posters, and cards designed by artists around the world. It’s one of our very favorite things, and sure to impress the print and pattern lover in your life.
Kleon’s second book is just as good as the first. Generosity trumps genius! This guide to finding the confidence to build a following is beloved by creatives of all stripes.
From the publisher: “At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.”
Using the science of positive psychology to improve happiness, The Five Minute Journal focuses your attention on the good in your life. Improve your mental well-being and feel better every day.
What can we say? We just love this desk set. Sometimes clean, no-frills organizational tools are just the things we need to declutter and refocus the home office.