Crafting for Dollars: Turn Your Hobby Into Serious Cash
In this era of corporate downsizing and cost cutting, thousands of people are looking to home-based businesses for income and job security. For the creative person, a career in crafts can be both fulfilling and profitable. Professional craft designer and successful craft entrepreneur Sylvia Landman has written the definitive guide for those wishing to start or expand a home-based craft business.
Crafting for Dollars is a step-by-step guide for woodworkers, quilters, knitters, and all other craftspeople wanting to establish an independent livelihood creating the crafts they love. It provides solid business guidelines and practical advice on establishing and maintaining a successful craft-based profession. Landman includes interviews with successful crafters who share their varied experiences in developing a business plan, organizing an efficient home office, and maximizing sales at craft fairs and trade shows. Among those profiled are:
·Bonnie Boots who sells doll patterns by mail-order
·Debi Linker who started a designer fashion fabric store in 1969, and now employs over 125 people
·Crochet enthusiast Gwen Blakely Kinsler who organized the First Annual Crochet Conference
·Joe and Kathy Lamancusa who built a strong marriage and business designing programs for craft manufacturers
Landman describes the myriad roles a craft entrepreneur must play in order to keep a small business alive. She addresses some of the difficult situations that can arise when one works from home. Issues such as child care, distractions, and interruptions are all challenges that need to be recognized and handled with care. Also included are tips on how to separate personal and professional tasks within the home, and how to maintain creativity and motivation.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
advertising American Craft Council artists bookkeeping Brief Business founded Business Plan buyers catalog CHAPTER choose chores classes clients color Color Marketing Group Consider consignment shop consumers contacts copy cost Craft & Needlework craft business craft career Craft Designers craft magazines crafters Craftrends & Sew Crafts Brief Business create creative crochet customers David Keirsey deductions desk desktop publishing doll editors example feel Fiber Arts goals Hobby home-based Home-office ideas income instructions keep knitting Least favorite mail-order mail-order catalog manufacturers Marilyn Bates materials needlepoint Needlework Age offer organizations prefer profes professional profit programs publication published QuickBooks quilt retail sell Sew Business skills Society of Craft Sole proprietorship studio sumer tasks teaching trade journals trade shows trends wholesale write