Community for craft professionals

Strengthen your creative business, stay up to date on industry news, and build connections within our supportive trade association.

Why join Craft Industry Alliance?

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Breaking News

We bring you in-depth coverage of craft industry news, providing the context you need to make smart decisions for your creative business.

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Creative Community

Connect and collaborate with forward-thinking craft professionals. Receive support and learn from other small business owners.

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Business Resources

Our educational library is filled with practical information to grow your business, including webinars, guides, and templates. 
Craft Industry Alliance Journal

The Journal

The Craft Industry Alliance Journal is our bi-weekly online journal full of reliable information for craft industry professionals. In each issue you might find:

  • Well-researched, in-depth, timely articles by paid writers
  • Profiles and interviews
  • Trend reports
  • Essays and editorials
  • Handy printables
  • Editable worksheets and templates

Each issue of The Journal is thematic and includes a corresponding area in the forum where you can talk to the authors and other members of the community about what you’ve read, sparking new conversations, connections and ideas.

Member Benefits

Members receive a wide variety of perks, including discounts on travel, lodging, educational classes, subscriptions, memberships and more.

The Central Topics

In our Journal, our forums, our groups and our webinars, we’re committed to addressing issues that are important to craft industry professionals. These include:

  • Accounting and taxes
  • Banking and payment processing
  • Branding, marketing and advertising
  • Conferences and trade shows
  • Craft industry news, demographics and trends
  • Employees and contractors
  • Photography, graphics and website design
  • Incorporating
  • Legal issues
  • Manufacturing and selling
  • Social media and blogging
  • Teaching and training
  • Writing and publishing

Alliance

/əˈlīəns/

: a relationship in which people agree to work together

: the state of being joined in some activity or effort : the state of being allied

: a group of people, countries, etc., that are joined together in some activity or effort

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