As a small business, access to capital can be a challenge. Where can we go for a fair shot at a grant or low-interest loan? Here are techniques to help you search for capital you may qualify for.
Paper planners are a great way to help boost productivity, and achieve big goals for your business. Check out our roundup of the best planners for craft pros.
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.
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.
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.
This roundup of craft industry research studies can be helpful to you when seeking funding, creating a business plan, or expanding into new sectors.
Choosing the right website builder for your business can be overwhelming. We examine all of the major platforms, exploring features and pricing.
Small business owners always have an eye on the future. And the future includes retirement. Whether planning for one’s own retirement as a solo entrepreneur or setting up funds for company employees, small business owners have options to protect their investments and take care of their workers. Here are three financial vehicles specially geared to those needs.
Choosing a name for your business can be stressful. How do you find a name that will symbolize all that your brand stands for, is easy to say, easy to spell and can grow with you as your business develops over time? We talk to several craft entrepreneurs to understand how to select the right business name.
In this webinar, surface designer and online instructor Shannon McNab will introduce you to Airtable, an app that she uses to organize her entire creative business. You’ll learn how you and your team can keep track of all your important information, allowing you to streamline your business and put some of your admin tasks on autopilot.
If you’re a crafty business owner that is selling goods or services, you need some way to process and track your sales transactions. These are point of sale (POS) systems and include the software you’re using to manage your sales transactions, inventory, customer relations, marketing efforts, and more, as well as the hardware you’re using to accomplish these tasks.
For many small business owners, hiring a business coach can help you develop leadership skills, overcome overwhelm, and create the company culture you want. Learn how and when to hire a business coach.
All small businesses, but particularly craft-based businesses often struggle with cash flow. Learn to create a cash flow system with Profit First.
Between work-life separation, following a self-imposed schedule, and staying connected to colleagues, here’s a look at how four pro crafters found their “new normal” working from home in 2020.
Bullet journals provide a fun way to organize thoughts, tasks, and goals. Use these inspiring spreads to get your creative juices flowing.
CraftyMonkies pivots during COVID-19 from offering luxury sewing retreats to online workshops.
In this webinar, April Corbett of Upstate Mississippi will guide attendees through a process of recovery planning by creating an editorial calendar for the new year.
The Schedule C Cheat Sheet breaks down this tax form into simple terms with tips specifically for craft business owners filing for taxes.
CPA Janet LeBlanc breaks down the Schedule C Tax Form into simple terms to help you prepare for the 2020 tax season.
For craft workshop spaces that host in-person creative events, 2020 has been a tough road. With countless craft events cancelled since March, some craft workshop spaces are finding new ways to reach their customers.