Making a Living in Crafts

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Lark Books, 2006 - Business & Economics - 184 pages
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Artisans who want to turn their passion into profit need look no further: with a combination of inspiration and practical knowledge--plus hundreds of images--this comprehensive guide offers the most solid and current information on the crafting business. It goes way beyond just the crafts show: everything is covered, from developing a product to drafting a business plan, from marketing to exhibiting in galleries. There are numerous interviews with prominent people throughout the industry, along with a discussion of craft economy as a whole and the challenges you might face along the way. Learn how to efficiently design your product, set up a studio, hire employees, and set prices. Crafters will appreciate the encouraging message on keeping one's creative spirit alive.
 

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Making a Living in Crafts: Everything You Need to Know to Build Your Business

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Venturing into small business can be daunting for crafters who frequently have little experience with the nitty-gritty of marketing, accounting, and dealing with the show circuit. This detailed guide ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
David Williamson
24
Making It Legal
40
Rebecca Sive
56
Thriving on the Show Circuit
84
Opening the Gallery Door
106
Spinning the Web
122
Copyright

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