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The Big List of Wholesale Suppliers

Sourcing supplies at a reasonable cost is a big part of making a small, creative business profitable. Here is a list of wholesale suppliers for crafters.

How Craft Businesses are Dealing with Inflation

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 Helps Small Businesses Bring Products to Market

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.

Trade Show 101 + Wholesale 101

In these back-to-back sessions, you’ll learn how to set up your first trade show booth, grow your brand, and forge important connections by exhibiting at a trade show. And you’ll understand how to price and package your work for wholesale.

All About Small Batch Manufacturing with David Allen of Allen Manufacturing

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.

Legal Building Blocks: The Consignment Agreement

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.

Choosing a Laser-Cutting Service

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.

Podcast Episode #179: Twinkie Chan

In this podcast episode, crochet designer Twinkie Chan talks about her career in craft including her licensing deal that led to YummyYou, her book deals, teaching with CreativeBug, and more.

Designing Plastic-Free Packaging

Could plastic-free packaging attract more customers to your craft product? Get tips from businesses that adopted sustainable packaging for their products.

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