New products and limited-release products both offer powerful marketing opportunities for small businesses to bring customers back to the store, keep a business fresh, and promote engagement.
Learn how Christy Nelson applied for and participated in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) program, and how that changed the way she operated her business, Makit Takit.
Here are some concrete tasks you can work on over the next few weeks that will bring more people to your shop and convert them into customers.
The paper shortage is taking a toll on craft publishers, causing longer waits, higher prices, and diminishing the eco-friendly options available at any given time.
Learn how to turn your brand assets into custom stickers and custom labels and level up your branding game while also creating connections with your customers.
Inflation is a pressing concern for large and small businesses around the globe right now. Learn how craft businesses are dealing with new challenges and methods to try to counteract the effects of inflation.
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 founders of the knitting pattern app, Knitrino, speak out about Apple’s initial rejection of their app in the App Store.
The new Patternfield app, created by designer and agent Nerida Hansen, connect surface pattern designers with buyers directly.
There are plenty of businesses that can make prints of your artwork—but choosing the best option based on your needs takes time and effort. We do a deep dive on popular printers so you can choose the best one.
This roundup of craft industry research studies can be helpful to you when seeking funding, creating a business plan, or expanding into new sectors.
Interested in selling personalized products like T-shirts, hats, and mugs? Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) offers an inexpensive option for customizing clothing, accessories, home décor, and more. Here’s how to get started.
Whether you’re launching a new business venture or seeking materials to stock your established design studio or retail shop, the jewelry supply market is full of top-name suppliers. Here you’ll find a comprehensive list of both wholesalers and retailers who can get you what you need.
In this webinar, David Allen of Allen Manufacturing in Lewiston, Maine will explain all of the steps you need to have a product manufactured. David specializes in working with small businesses and will walk us through sourcing, creating prototypes, costs, minimums, and turnaround times, and protecting your intellectual property.
Hold on to your supplies, whether needles and thread, yarn, fabric, or templates. The supply chain bottleneck means getting necessary tools and stock is taking longer than before.
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.
A consignment agreement is important when you’re leaving your goods in the possession of an authorized third party to sell. Kiffanie Stahle walks you through the short form and long form agreements so that you can protect your products or artwork.
Threadymade is a new craft kit company that provides pre-pleated and smocked fabrics for garment sewing at home
A round up packaging options for your craft business for 2021.
A round-up of laser-cutting services for quilting templates, acrylic rulers, or tags and other unique products to promote your business along with tips for working with laser cutting services.