Arts/Crafts Business Management
- Arts and Crafts Business Trends (11)
- Business Insurance (3)
- Buying Wholesale Supplies
- Dealing With Procrastination (3)
- Hiring Contractors and Employees (4)
- Managing Customer Relations (3)
- Setting Up Your Arts/Crafts Business Office (4)
- Teaching/Writing About Crafts (6)
Working Towards Arts and Crafts Business Success
To achieve success in your arts and crafts business you have to be flexible and persistent. It’s foolhardy to continue with one business approach when you know it’s just not working out. True persistence is when you are able to put mistakes behind you and concentrate your effort in another direction, with minimal hand wringing and regrets.
Expanding Revenue Potential for Your Arts and Crafts Business
Part and full time arts and crafts business owners should pursue alternate ways to make money during slow selling seasons. It's only good business to piggy-back on your knowledge and skills by teaching or self-publishing about them.
Arts and Crafts Bartering
Thinking about engaging in bartering as part of your arts and crafts business? Before you enter into any bartering transaction make sure you receive equal value and understand the bartering tax implications.
Using Crowd Funding to Fund Arts and Crafts Projects
Crowd funding is a web-based service bringing creative projects together with interested investors. Arts and crafts business owners can use a crowd funding platform to get risk-free financing by offering rewards to project donors.
Rework: A Guide to Succeeding in Your Arts and Crafts Business
Read my review of Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. This easy to read book takes you on a refreshing 'opposites day' when compared to other new business primers. Recommended for all business owners, startup or established.
Craft Business Resources
Looking for some fantastic current resources for the business side of your arts and crafts company? I recommend six websites providing free or inexpensive services from scrapbooking software programs to legal advise to synching note taking programs.
Understanding the Time Value of Money
Use the time value of money to figure out how much a $1 today will be worth in the future. It's also used to evaluate between different business decisions such as buying versus renting equipment. Find out how to do a basic time value calculation.
Five Basic Rules for Operating a Business
I have five basic rules for managing my business. I've found that if you follow these five basic rules, the other aspects of running my business fall inline.
Using the Time Value of Money To Reach Goals
Knowing how to figure the time value of money comes in handy when making business decisions such as figuring out how much you have to save today to open an arts and crafts business tomorrow.
Arts and Crafts Brainstorming
Working as an artists or crafter is a solitary pursuit. To keep from getting stuck in a design rut, find out about joining arts and crafts support groups for brainstorming.
Manage and Grow
Business management information and resources on how to deal with day-to-day non-creative side of your arts/crafts business. Learn more about hiring, paying and managing labor, selecting business insurance and establishing vendor relationships.
Learn About The Three Types of Arts and Crafts Businesses
Which type of arts and crafts company do you own? Depending on how you operate your business you can be a service, merchandising or manufacturing company – or any combination of the three.
Year-End Procedures for Arts and Crafts Businesses
Walk through the best practices for closing out the year for your arts and crafts business so you can start the new year with a clean slate.
Dividing Your Arts and Crafts Workspace
Especially relevant for arts and crafts business owners working out of a small house or apartment, learn how to divide your arts and crafts fabrication into different workspaces.
Using Juried Art Services Digial Jury System
Learn about using Juried Art Services to apply to enter arts and crafts shows such as the Smithsonian Craft Show.