In this podcast episode, Rachel Bratcher, the owner of Ritual Dyes in Portland, Oregon, talks about her journey to dyeing yarn and then opening a brick-and-mortar yarn shop.
Artist coops present an interesting opportunity to sell your work. A coop is an organization owned and democratically controlled by its members, and in the case of an artist coop, the organization can provide professional services for its members including gallery space or shelf space at its brick-and-mortar store location.
In this podcast episode, Nicola Day, the owner of HipStitch, explains her path to opening children’s crafts studios in the Boston area. Nicola provides insightful tips for building a kids crafts studio business including marketing, hiring, and project design.
In this panel discussion, we dive into what makes a brick-and-mortar retail shop successful including curating the product assortment, building community, training staff, running special events, and more.
In this podcast interview, Leigh Metcalf talks about how she opened her fabric and yarn shop, Topstitch Studio. After writing a book covering craft shops all over London, Leigh opened one of her own with the intent of building community and curating a beautiful selection of special goods.
If you’re a crafty business owner that is selling goods or services, you need some way to process and track your sales transactions. These are point of sale (POS) systems and include the software you’re using to manage your sales transactions, inventory, customer relations, marketing efforts, and more, as well as the hardware you’re using to accomplish these tasks.
Local Yarn Store Day is a special event designed to bring consumers into local yarn stores. It’s taking place for the fourth time and will be held this year on April 17, 2021.
Like many businesses, Churchmouse had to shutter its bricks and mortar location during the COVID-19 pandemic. The owners have decided not to reopen and instead to shift their business online.
Now that retail areas are re-opening for business, COVID-19 necessitates that safety procedures and sanitation precautions be in place. We look at how WEBS in Northampton, Massachusetts approached the process.
As retail stores prepare to reopen, they need to look to their local government for guidelines. There are wide variations within the US when it comes to reopening for business and other activities and it’s ultimately the business owner’s responsibility to be familiar with their location’s requirements. While this guide links to each state’s retail […]