Do you have a business plan? Even though we know that it’s best practice to create one, many people in the craft industry never have, even people who have been in business for years. If sitting down to draft a business plan feels like a daunting process you’d rather avoid, know that you’re not alone!
When we were in the planning phases of creating Craft Industry Alliance we wanted to make a business plan and searched for a template that felt approachable. When stumbled upon the Lean Canvas we knew we’d found what we were looking for. Using the Lean Canvas template to plan our business was tremendously helpful and we recommend it often. We’re thrilled that this template is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license which allows us to share it here. If you’ve haven’t yet made a business plan, now is the time!