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.
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.
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.
Oil painter Arabella Proffer is finding success selling her work as NFTs. She explains why she is committed to this new form of sale and ownership on the blockchain.
Perhaps you’ve heard about NFTs, but aren’t sure how they work exactly? We explore how NFTs benefit makers and talk to some who are already selling them.
This roundup of craft industry research studies can be helpful to you when seeking funding, creating a business plan, or expanding into new sectors.
Fancy Tiger Crafts, the Denver, Colorado-based retailer for modern fabrics and yarns, has been sold to its employees.
Although a budget is crucial to the success of any business, large or small, creating and following one can be a difficult task. These 4 tips can help.
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.
All small businesses, but particularly craft-based businesses often struggle with cash flow. Learn to create a cash flow system with Profit First.
Alyson Chu launched a Kickstarter campaign for Moorit, a biannual, print-and-online crochet magazine dedicated to showcasing the dazzling possibilities of the craft many see as marginalized in yarn shops and the handwork media.
Roberta Wax profiles Michelle Morris, creator of SEWN Magazine, a fashion-forward, inclusive publication full of gorgeously photographed clothes and accessories, interviews with designers, and sewing tips and pattern resources.
CPA Janet LeBlanc breaks down the Schedule C Tax Form into simple terms to help you prepare for the 2020 tax season.
The Social Justice Sewing Academy is launching a Business Incubator program for young people ages 15-25. Mentors and sponsors can get involved.
The second annual Etsy Design Awards began accepting applications today, inviting sellers to submit an item from their shop for a chance to win $15,000.
Emergency loans and grant opportunities have emerged to help small business cover losses specifically related the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
Setting up a scholarship program for your craft classes means increasing access while allowing your community to participate in your business in new ways.
Carolina Moore had an idea for a quilting notion so she partnered with a major distributor to get it manufactured and into shops.
Craft businesses can be profitable and charitable at the same time. Learn tips for success from businesses that donate proceeds to charity.