My secret to polite emails is having a cordial hook that sets the tone for myself. With this, the rest of the email can fall into place.
Preparing an operating agreement is a wise step to take before entering into a business partnership. Here are some questions to ask as you start.
Sharing documents, collaborating on posts, building on common visual inspiration — these are all tasks that can be done remotely using any of these tools.
Although it’s still months away, savvy craft business owners start preparing for a successful holiday sales season now. Here are some tips to guide you.
With so many custom sticker companies out there it can be hard to know which one to choose. We’ve compiled the most vital information for each one.
Part of having a polished visual face for your brand online is having beautiful images. Here’s a handy guide to all of the image sizes and types required.
Modern help desk software can help you do tie your customer service efforts together into one cohesive customer experience.
If you’re planning a membership site, you’ll have many considerations such as content, cost, and community. Use this guide to find what is available.
Trade shows and business conferences provide opportunities to promote your business, network with other professionals, and learn more about the industry.
Make sure you consider the following issues when drafting or reviewing a design agreement.
Payroll services can keep you on track, keep you compliant, and save you time. Time card apps can help you and your employees and contractors keep track of their hours.
We’ve put together some cards with a few great quotes about art, life, and work. If they speak to you, feel free to use them wherever you like.
Desktop wallpaper to help you stay organized with the year at a glance and division of space for keeping track of those things that clutter your desktop.
A list of distributors for selling your craft product. A great resource if you’re working to reach a wider audience and more buyers!
Turn sponsor inquiries into new partnerships with our customizable media kit template. Have it ready to go the next time you need it!
When you’re planning to teach it’s important to include all of the terms of the agreement in written form, and to get the contract signed by both parties.
A list of shipping tips and resources for creative businesses, to help your packages ship seamlessly and arrive beautifully packaged and ready to charm!
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!
Whether you have an ecommerce or a brick-and-mortar store, here are some Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions to kick off the holiday shopping season.
A takedown notice is like any legal remedy, to be effective it must be done right. Learn about takedown notices, then use our template to craft your own.
To create your own pins you’ll need to learn to learn a bit about how pins are made and figure out the best place to source them. Here’s some resources to get you started!
A look at the different services available for your email marketing. Pricing, value, and prospective cost as your email list grows are considerations.
Adding a custom cloth label to your handmade item gives it a professional touch and makes it easily identifiable.
Responding to customer feedback is an opportunity to publicly demonstrate that you care about your customers and their experience with your business.
There are a lot of expenses that you can write off on your taxes. Here’s a list of ones you should keep track of during the year to make tax time easier.
We all have our own video equipment needs so we’ve created this document to help you organize your thoughts and create your own equipment wishlist.
There are dozens of online meeting and webinar tools available. We took a look at some of the most popular to compare the prices and some of the most critical features.
How to write a press release and what it should look like. A sample press release is provided for you to pattern your own after.
Earning a living as a craft industry professional requires creativity and diversification. Monetizing utilizes the power of your community as an income.
of 2017 Craft Industry Trade Shows and Business Conferences in the United States.
Here are commercial printers commonly used by craft businesses. If you’ve used any of these printers please take a minute to rate them so all can benefit.
Sourcing supplies at a reasonable cost is a big part of making a small, creative business profitable. Here is a list of wholesale suppliers for crafters.
Discovering high quality business blogs to follow can be tricky. Discover some gems in our list of 20 terrific blogs for creative business owners.
We’ve put together a list of ways to create irresistible bonus content, to entice potential customers who are excited about your product.
Visual imagery that makes an impact is vital to a company’s online success. This is a great collection of sources for stock images and fonts.
Here’s the big list of Craft Magazine Submission Information! This can be a great way to share your creative work and grow your audience.
Quotes might be everywhere in social media, but it’s because they are so very effective! We’ve put together a bunch of art, life and work quotes for you to use and share as you wish!
To make the job of creating effective call to action buttons easier we’ve created a set of 30 buttons ready for you to use. Download them today!
A great round-up list of creative podcasts from all perspectives! Pottery, knitting, sewing and quilting and entrepreneurial business podcasts as well.
Despite the advancement and proliferation of calendar applications, over the past few years good old-fashioned paper planners have made a huge comeback. Here’s our favorites.
We’ve all been there—you realize you haven’t posted on your blog for a week and you’re uninspired on social media. Here’s some ideas!
If you have a website it’s a good idea to get familiar with some basic coding. It doesn’t have to be hard! Here are some resources to get started.
Here’s a spreadsheet created for Craft Industry Alliance members to use for emergency and tragedy business planning. Don’t leave your loved ones unprepared!
Publishing houses are constantly evolving. They’re looking at trends and always in search of the next great idea. Here’s what each house has published.
Email is a personal and direct way to contact your customers. Most importantly, you own your email list-it is one of your business’s valuable assets.
A complete (and printable!) list of craft industry trade shows and creative business conferences for 2016! Start planning for a great year!