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.
Read 10 tips – from what you can do immediately to what you can do when the crisis is over – from Craft Industry Alliance, complete with resources to help you ensure your small craft business stays connected to customers during this public health crisis.
Craft businesses can be profitable and charitable at the same time. Learn tips for success from businesses that donate proceeds to charity.
Airbnb Experiences are one-of-a-kind activities, hosted by locals, in which people pay to participate. Aritsans and crafters who have Airbnb’s are adding Experiences to their rosters as a way to diversify their income, add an additional teaching venue to their rosters, and meet new people.
Any business that sells products to consumers must consider the risks of products liability claims: lawsuits filed by people who allegedly are injured or suffer losses from defective or improperly performing products. Getting product liability insurance can protect you if a claim is filed. Here’s what you need to know.
An eclectic list of 160 finalists for the Etsy Design Awards debuted August 2nd, moving finalists one step closer to Etsy’s $15,000 grand prize.
With the recent launch of the Etsy Design Awards (AKA the Etsies) and with applications to the Spoonflower Small Business Grant open through August 15, 2019, we wanted to explore why craft businesses participate in awards competitions, and what’s to be gained.
Indie Untangled is an annual event taking place the night before the New York Sheep and Wool Festival. Organizer Lisa Chamoff explains the 5 lessons she’s learned running this hugely popular event over the last 5 years.
Navigating your way around a bankruptcy filing is tough, but it will be easier if you understand some basics about U.S. bankruptcy law.
Changing your business name means undertaking quite a bit of time, effort, and financial outlay to successfully rebrand your business, while also bringing along your current customers and followers.
Partnerships between retail shops and indie makers can be fruitful and mutually supportive. Consignment can help craftspeople reach new customers, and offers a proving ground for makers interested in expanding into wholesale. Curious about what consignment means, and whether it’s a good fit for your business?
So often when we start our creative business venture we start out alone. We are the creative force behind the business, the chief cook and bottle washer, the lone ranger. And for a time, that is good. But as the business grows and becomes more successful, there is a shift. Time becomes more precious and you begin to worry about getting it all done.