Sara Bryant started her business, Bee’s Knees Knee Pads, to solve a problem for a small, but specific, group of people — pole dancers. Her goal was simple: make a better knee pad.
Coley International is a new consulting firm headed by Nichole Schneider, an experienced product developer, and sourcing specialist. With Coley, Schneider is focused on helping solo entrepreneurs and small business owners navigate the product manufacturing process from start to finish.
The new Patternfield app, created by designer and agent Nerida Hansen, connect surface pattern designers with buyers directly.
Etsy shops selling customized mugs, apparel, and other items are all the rage. The popular technique called sublimation or heat press printing is behind it all. Learn how it works.
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.
Uncommon Goods is a catalog and website known for unique and quirky gifts. For makers, selling wholesale to Uncommon Goods can be a great opportunity to find a new, and large, audience.
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.
Want to get inspired or improve an aspect of your business? We’ve collected nine new books that are sure to appeal to craft business owners.
Need something new to read? Check out our list of new books to offer inspiration and thoughtful reflection for your craft business.
Polymer clay is an art material that’s relatively easy and inexpensive to get into. Often overlooked as being a material meant for children, polymer artists have struggled to be taken seriously in the art and craft world.
How can you raise prices without inciting customer pushback? Today we’ll tackle how to do it while keeping your customers happy.
In the wake of h + h 2019, the biggest trade craft fair for the German market, the German industry association, Initiative Handarbeiten, has published a review of the German craft market over the last 5 years.
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.
Weaving rarely surfaces to the level of popular culture, but in the aughts it has fared well. Here are some of the trends that are bringing weaving to the fore.
Asking precise questions of our customers in a survey format is a great way to learn how to improve their experience and inform your business priorities.
The landscape of social media is changing, and Facebook’s new focus on fostering relationships and community means that having a Business Page is no longer enough to get noticed and heard. Learn how you can use the power of Facebook Groups to create unforgettable experiences for a captive audience that will generate cash and build community for your shop or brand.
With change occurring constantly, it is particularly challenging for artists to keep their businesses thriving. Evolving your craft business is key.
Brick-and-mortar retailers are a cornerstone of the craft industry, but the retail environment is going through drastic changes right now. In this panel discussion, three brick-and-mortar craft shop owners will give us an honest picture of the challenges and opportunities they’re currently facing, and how designers and suppliers fit into the retail picture.
You can collect fan and follower opinions as formally or informally as you want, using any of a wide variety of survey and poll tools.
Not quite a planner, more than a journal, definitely not a calendar. The Bullet Journal® is a trendy combination of all those, but oh, so adaptable, with a cult-like following of devotees, from busy moms and college students to artists and professionals of all ages.