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How (and When) to Hire a Business Coach

For many small business owners, hiring a business coach can help you develop leadership skills, overcome overwhelm, and create the company culture you want. Learn how and when to hire a business coach.

Storing and Managing Your Business Media Files

As you accumulate images and videos for your website, shop, social media, and more, building a system that is effective and efficient is a must. Stitchcraft Marketing share tips on how best to organize and manage your media files.

How These Craft Industry Professionals Stay On Top of Their Instagram DM’s

Craft business owners use Instagram to build community, show process shots, and display a portfolio of work. New opportunities can come in as a result, but it’s all dependent on keeping up with your Direct Messages. We ask a variety of craft business owners how they stay on top of their Instagram DMs.

12 Great Podcasts for Creative Entrepreneurs

Looking for an engaging podcast to listen to while you work in your studio? Need some motivation and perspective for your own entrepreneurial efforts? Check out some of our favorite business podcasts for creatives.

Creative Business Owner’s Gift Guide

Hey craft business owners! This gift guide is just for you. If someone has been asking you what you want this holiday, we know you’ll find some things on this list that you’ll need and love. Treat your business (and yourself) to something fun this holiday season!

Creative Business Owner’s Gift Guide

Hey craft business owners! This gift guide is just for you. If someone has been asking you what you want this holiday, we know you’ll find some things on this list that you’ll need and love. Treat your business (and yourself) to something fun this holiday season!

2021 Planners for Craft Pros

Paper planners are a great way to help boost productivity, and achieve big goals for your business. Check out our roundup of the best planners for craft pros.

How to Use Acuity Scheduling for Your Craft Business

Acuity Scheduling is a powerful tool for craft business owners looking to find automated ways for students and clients to book time for classes and other types of appointments. Here’s how it works.

Winter Reading List for Craft Business Owners

Check out our picks for this season’s best craft book and creative business titles. Our reading list for craft business will get you inspired to grow your business, or invest in your creativity.

Podcast Episode #157: Elise Blaha Cripe

In this podcast interview, Elise Blaha Cripe talks about how she built her creative business and the winding road she took that eventually led her to create the Get to Work Book and to publish a book about productivity with Chronicle Books.

Fall Reading List for Craft Business Owners

We’re excited to have Erin Dollar back today offering her picks for Fall 2019’s best craft books, creative business titles, and self-help books. Learn something new and build your business with these new titles.

Craft Industry Alliance’s Favorite Online Tools

Craft Industry Alliance is a group of co-founders, contract writers, and service providers. Although we’re a small team, we have big communication challenges. Here are some of the tools we’ve found to be the most effective for communicating with each other as well as our members.

Summer Reading List for Creative Entrepreneurs

We’re excited to have Erin Dollar back today offering her picks for Summer 2019’s best art and craft books, creative business titles, and self-help books. Kickstart your summer reading with these new titles. There’s something for everyone!

How to Use a Content Calendar to Plan and Schedule Your Posts

Do the words “content calendar” induce an anxiety attack or make you roll your eyes? Although it may seem like an extra step, using a content calendar to organize and plan your posts and can help you think ahead and share content that’s relevant to your audience all year long. Most of all, using a content calendar allows you to reflect on your efforts and measure the effectiveness of your work so that you can improve over time. Here are some considerations to think through when choosing a content calendar for your creative business.

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