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Fulfillment Centers

We’ve put together a short list of fulfillment services that are a good fit for small businesses.

Startup Costs Template

If you’re starting a new business it’s important to estimate how much it costs to become operational and how long it will take to get there. We’ve created two templates for craft businesses to create a simple startup costs budget to stay on track.

Niche Networking Meetings

We hope you’ll join us for Niche Networking Meetings for our members. Connect, collaborate, and learn from Craft Industry Alliance members that work in the same craft niche as you do.

Big List of Packaging Suppliers

If you’re looking for boxes, bags, custom labels, or other items for packaging and shipping, check out the prices and reviews of these suppliers.

Eco Friendly Packaging and Shipping Supplies

Eco-friendly packaging and shipping materials are one way to reduce waste in your business. Explore our picks for recycled shipping supplies and biodegradable packaging.

Elevator Pitch: Short, Sweet, Informational

Learn how to develop an elevator pitch – a short, succinct, and persuasive way to introduce yourself, make a connection, and give the business answer to the ol’ cocktail party question, “So, what do you do?”

The Big List of Wholesale Suppliers

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.

The Big List of Craft Fairs and Festivals

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!

Ecommerce Platform Fees Calculator

With all of the ecommerce choices out there, it can be difficult to know which option is best for you. We’ve built this calculator the will help you compare all of the most common platforms.

Regional Meetups

We hope you’ll join us for Regional Zoom Meetings for our members. Connect, collaborate, and learn from Craft Industry Alliance members in your local area in this 45-minute session.

The Big List for Hand-Dyers

In this Big LIst for Hand Dyers, we’ve generated a comprehensive list of sources for indie yarn dyers, dividing them into wholesalers, retailers, and sources for dye and other supplies.

Build a Brand Community with Ashleigh Brookshaw

Community strategist Ashleigh Brookshaw will show you how building an online community can help your business thrive. She’ll detail how to position your community for success each step of the way.

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