handmade business tips

Is It Time For an Attitude Adjustment?
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In my little corner of the world, iKnitQuiltSew, I find myself always looking for the next best thing to have in my shop or in my booth. I’ve tried a myriad of things, very few of which worked. For example… My most recent idea was to offer tapered/adjustable headbands (perhaps my best-seller consistently year after […]

It Is So Tempting… But DON’T DO IT!
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It is so very tempting to cash in on the latest “thing.” But many times, doing that could put you in a world of legal hurt for copyright or trademark infringement. Somebody – or many somebodies – worked very hard to create a business or entity that it is recognizable from a single image. We […]

What’s Going to Sell? Predicting the Future in Arts and Crafts
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Everyone knows that you have to keep evolving to stay in business. That doesn’t mean you change mediums; it simply is a reality that what worked last year may not work next year if it is exactly the same. But how do you know what’s going to sell? I don’t know about you, but my […]

So You Want to Have a Crafting Business?
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It’s funny how many people look at us crafters and say……..”ohhhhh I’d love to be you and not work any more?” I always nod sagely and stifle a giggle, if only they knew how much work is involved to run your business successfully and correctly. I’ve never worked so hard, until I stepped into this […]

 

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