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.
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.
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.
When the COVID-19 pandemic caused retailers to shut down, many craft businesses were pushed to set up E-commerce for the first time which presented its own challenges.
The 2020 quilting trends survey conducted by Premier Needlearts reveals the size of the market and shifts in consumer behavior over the last three years.
The Lean Canvas that can help you get focused and make informed decisions about your business by getting those half-baked ideas out of your head and written down in a plan so you can move forward with confidence.
Use this Lean Canvas business plan template to help strategize and plan your business.
In this webinar, Alison Hughes, founder of Beatrice Forms, will explain how to create a business plan in just 15 minutes, allowing you to quickly test new ideas so you can continue to innovate.