Whether you are a solopreneur or manage hundreds of employees throughout the world, you need a system to make sure that projects get done efficiently and on time. Learn how to pick the best tools and systems for your creative business in our project management breakdown.
Painted Tree is a unique selling space for small business owners offering retail space to entrepreneurs without a brick-and-mortar shop.
We’ve put together a short list of fulfillment services that are a good fit for small businesses.
If you’re finding it difficult to keep up with shipping and fulfillment demands with an in-house arrangement, you may be ready to upgrade to a third-party fulfillment center.
The time comes in every person’s life when they must move. And sometimes businesses, too, must move. Maybe it’s for a good reason (your business is growing and you need more space) or maybe the move isn’t your choice (as when the landlord sells the building). Either way, you can make the move less stressful and disruptive by preparing in advance.
When you’re setting up a sewing school, choosing the right sewing machine can be a daunting task. We look at the features you need most so you can get the best value for your money.
Felicia Thomas Creates a Welcoming Craft Space at FSC Workshop where ninety percent of customers are returning customers.
Between work-life separation, following a self-imposed schedule, and staying connected to colleagues, here’s a look at how four pro crafters found their “new normal” working from home in 2020.
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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.
The Australian bushfires are severely impacting creative small businesses during the busiest tourist season of the year. We talk to a yarn store, cupcake shop, wedding photographer, and illustrator to find out how they’re getting by.
What It’s Like to Be an Artist-In-Residence: My Experience at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
Being an artist-in-residence at a museum is a terrific opportunity to expand your skills artistically and professionally, particularly when it comes to the social and community aspects of your practice. Quiltmaker Tricia Royal shares her recent experience at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.
Clever crafters are hacking IKEA furniture to create organizational solutions for the craft studio. Check out these fun, practical ideas.
Airbnb Experiences are one-of-a-kind activities, hosted by locals, in which people pay to participate. Aritsans and crafters who have Airbnb’s are adding Experiences to their rosters as a way to diversify their income, add an additional teaching venue to their rosters, and meet new people.
Missing the camaraderie of school, a group of recent graduates from the Alberta College of Art + Design started Contextural: A Fibre Arts Cooperative.
Mood boards are a wonderful tool to get un-stuck, organized, or inspired. Use a mood board to tighten your vision for a project and refine the aesthetic.
As small business owners (and individuals for that matter), staying organized is a constant challenge. Trello is a useful tool to help with organization and today Erin Weisbart shares the variety of ways she’s been using it and perhaps you’ll want to begin using Trello for your own small business as well.
Fulfillment companies pick, pack, and ship orders on behalf of small businesses, freeing up your time to focus on other areas. Find out if you might be ready to begin using one.
You can be sure that there is at least one pair of beloved scissors behind every crafter, maker, and artist. Whether the art depends on scissors, like paper cutting, or they are simply an indispensable tool for getting work done, scissors feature prominently in the maker’s tool box. We take a look at the historical development of scissors and the wide variety that exist today.
It’s important for a workspace to be functional and inspiring, and set up in a way that prevents the type of repetitive stress injuries common among makers.