Sep 16, 2022
Kamaca Champion had a dream. She wanted to open a yarn store that would serve Chicago’s South Side and enhance a sense of community there. But it would take her years to realize the dream that would become Miss Purl.
Sep 13, 2022
If you’re finding it difficult to keep up with shipping and fulfillment demands with an in-house arrangement, you may be ready to upgrade to a third-party fulfillment center.
Sep 13, 2022
The #100dayproject is now an annual event on Instagram. This is a free global art project for creatives, who are charged to pick an action, do it consistently for 100 days, and share it. Follow these tips to make your project a success.
Sep 5, 2022
We interview Elan Katav, founder of Cupixel, an app and kit company that helps novices draw using augmented reality.
Aug 26, 2022
What does it take to bring home economics back to public schools? We talk with one teacher who successfully revived the program in her rural Virginia district.
Aug 23, 2022
We take a look at modern cross stitch movements that include political, snarky, sassy and subversive messages.
Aug 22, 2022
We take a look at some of the ways QR codes can be useful for your craft business, as well as highlight a few of the best free and paid options for generating QR codes.
Aug 15, 2022
What exactly is a Buy Now Pay Later app, and what are the benefits and risks to using one for your business? We review the pros and cons as well as the features of the most popular apps.
Aug 15, 2022
Congratulations to our 2022 scholarship program recipients.
Aug 8, 2022
Learn how Christy Nelson applied for and participated in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) program, and how that changed the way she operated her business, Makit Takit.
Jul 26, 2022
The paper shortage is taking a toll on craft publishers, causing longer waits, higher prices, and diminishing the eco-friendly options available at any given time.
Jul 22, 2022
Many people hesitate to create videos often because they just don’t like being on camera. The good news is you can create amazing videos that promote you and your craft without you having to be the star.
Jul 14, 2022
The new CASE Act is a step forward in making copyright enforcement more accessible to small businesses and individuals who can’t compete with the deep pockets of large corporations.
Jul 11, 2022
Learn about Kristen Williams’ journey in building Ephemera Paducah, an art retreat and retail space in Paducah, Kentucky, where classes range from mixed media and art journaling to fiber arts, and where chocolate is considered an art supply.
Jun 28, 2022
h+h americas took place June 22-24, 2022 in Rosemont, Illinois. The inaugural show attracted 193 exhibitors and 2,000 attendees.
Jun 28, 2022
GoDaddy Bookkeeping is phasing out. Paper + Spark founder Janet LeBlanc explains how to transfer your data to these maker-friendly bookkeeping spreadsheets.
Jun 20, 2022
Cropped shrugs, sometimes called bodiless sweaters or super crops, are trending in knitting and crochet.
Jun 16, 2022
The Craft Industry Alliance 2022 Scholarship program is now open for applications. Craft business owners are encouraged to apply.
Jun 14, 2022
The time comes in every person’s life when they must move. And sometimes businesses, too, must move. Maybe it’s for a good reason (your business is growing and you need more space) or maybe the move isn’t your choice (as when the landlord sells the building). Either way, you can make the move less stressful and disruptive by preparing in advance.
Jun 13, 2022
Online marketplace Etsy announced last week that it will launch a purchase protection program beginning August 1. We survey seller reactions.