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.
Selling gift cards in your shop can be a great way to boost sales, but be aware of these legal issues before you dive in.
The Etsy Design Awards winners have been revealed, after judges reviewed 160 finalists’ submissions. Sian Zeng, a London-based wallpaper designer, won the $15,000 grand prize.
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.
Patreon is based on the hundreds-year-old construct of patronage, but instead of involving a wealthy sponsor, it enables individuals to support artists.
Navigating your way around a bankruptcy filing is tough, but it will be easier if you understand some basics about U.S. bankruptcy law.
On Friday morning Etsy withdrew money from the bank accounts and credit cards of some sellers without their permission. The amounts of the withdrawals varied, but some were in the hundreds and even thousands of dollars. Here are ways Etsy sellers can protect themselves from financial mishaps like this in the future.