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Starting Your Arts and Crafts Business

Looking to become your own boss by starting an arts and crafts business? As you get started, it's important to consider all the basics from making sure there is a market for your craft to knowing what supplies and equipment you'll need.
  1. Before Starting a Business (14)
  2. Types of Business Entities (8)
  3. Types of Crafts (15)

Beginner Resources for Selling Your Crafts Online
Resources for new arts and crafts business owners to sell online. Discover Etsy best practices, find out more about making your own Etsy shop banner and find other online selling resources tailored to new arts and crafts business owners.

Top Five Mistakes To Avoid When Operating A Craft Business
If you are starting an arts and crafts business find out five things I recommend you avoid if you want to make your arts and crafts business a success. Finding and staying true to your target market is very important as is knowing how much it costs you to make your handcrafted items.

Arts and Crafts Business Mistakes To Avoid
No matter how great your product, poor planning, customer service and procrastination can ruin your arts and crafts business. Find out how to handle these arts and crafts business mistakes to make your creative business a success.

Your Planning List for Starting Your Arts and Crafts Business
Want to start an arts or crafts business? This business startup check sheet takes the mystery out of starting your business. It also reminds you of business start-up steps you may have forgotten about.

How to Get Good Practice Craft Experience
If you've ever thought about starting and running your own successful craft business it's a good idea to get good practical experience working for another established craft business first. Don't have the time to be an intern? Find about about alternatives.

How to Find Arts and Crafts Supplies
Finding great, reliable vendors is one of your first steps in starting an arts and crafts business. You have to know how much your vendors are going to charge you for the art or crafts supplies before you can set a reasonable retail price? It's also important to have reliable art and craft supply vendors that you can count on to ship the crafts supplies and arts materials when you need them.

Keeping a Cohesive Design Line
Find out the importance of being cohesive when building a business. Finding your design voice is very important, especially in start up businesses to control costs and gain customer recognition.

Finding Arts and Crafts Supplies - Buying Craft Supplies Wholesale
Finding great, reliable vendors is one of your first steps in starting an arts and crafts business. You have to know how much your vendors are going to charge you for the art or crafts supplies before you can set a reasonable retail price? Looking for vendors? Check out these reader suggestions!

Business Registration Guidelines for Arts and Crafts Businesses
If you’ve never operated any type of business, it can be confusing to figure out which governmental agencies you have to contact. Don’t stress out about it! Read through the following business basics to make sure you’re in compliance with all local, state and federal registration requirements.

Start Up
How to start an arts and crafts business. Select the right type of business ownership for your arts and crafts business, learn how to write a business plan and find out about the different types of craft businesses.

Setting Up Your Home-Based Arts and Crafts Office
Save money by operating your arts and crafts business out of your home. Here are some tips for finding and organizing space in your home for your arts and crafts business.

Storage and Desk Ideas for Arts and Crafts
Having enough storage space is always a challenge. Learn how to organize your arts and crafts business home office.

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