Grow Your Handmade Business: How to Envision, Develop, and Sustain a Successful Creative Business

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Storey Publishing, 2012 - Business & Economics - 271 pages
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Are you ready to make a living from your craft? Applying her trademark "you-can-do-it" coaching style to the nuts and bolts of business planning, Kari Chapin covers all of the issues involved in turning your creative hobby into a successful business--from mapping out a business plan to expanding production and distribution, finding funding, and addressing legal matters. With this definitive guide, you'll discover how to grow your business beyond the dining room table and finally quit your day job.
 

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User Review  - eaterofwords - LibraryThing

Properly speaking, this book should have been called "Sprout Your Handmade Business." It's about building your business from the pre-conceptual stage, not about growing an existing business. The first ... Read full review

Grow Your Handmade Business: How To Envision, Develop, and Sustain a Successful Creative Business

User Review  - Susan Hurst - Book Verdict

Chapin (The Handmade Marketplace: How To Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and On-Line) aims this business-planning-with-a-twist book at the Etsy crowd, including artists, musicians, crafters, and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
9
Meet the Creative Collective
17
MAPPING YOUR DREAM
25
PLANNING FOR SUCCESS
113
Parting Advice
Acknowledgments
Resources
Index
Copyright

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Since the publication of The Handmade Marketplace in 2010 and Grow Your Handmade Business in 2012, Kari Chapin has gained national visibility as a sought-after speaker at craft business conferences and events. She also offers one-on-one creative coaching and courses online. She isnbsp;known for her effective coaching style and distinctive, supportive voice, along with her strong ability to market and network.

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