If you have been thinking about starting a craft business, we recommend this ebook for a lot of fantastic tips. It will walk you step by step through the process of setting up your home based craft business, so you can avoid common mistakes and get on the right track right away.
1) Comprehensive craft business guide
General business books don't go into enough detail about the specifics of starting, running, and marketing a successful craft business. This book delivers the step-by-step instructions you need to get your craft business up and running in the least amount of time.
2) Written with the novice in mind
Never run a business before? You don't have to worry about getting bogged down with over-complicated terms or unnecessary information. This book provides an easy-to-read primer to help guide you through some difficult concepts of starting a craft business and running it effectively.
3) Excellent marketing section
Without customers, your craft business will never take off and quickly die. That's why there's an entire section dedicated to marketing your craft business. You'll see which advertising and promotional techniques will the most useful and effective methods of getting the word out about your new craft business, and for attracting new - and repeat - customers.
4) Helps you decide if a craft business is right for you
Starting any new business can be a bit intimidating, or even downright scary. How to Start Your Own Craft Business takes you by the hand and lets you know everything that you'll need to do to start and run a successful craft business. With all the right information, you can make a decision on whether or not a craft business is right for you.
5) Learn the ins and outs of craft fairs
Craft fairs are one of the best markets for selling your crafts. Find out how to properly exhibit your crafts for maximum exposure - and maximum sales. Also, learn sneaky craft fair market research tricks to help you find out what items are selling for in your area - an aid when pricing your crafts.
6) Industry statistics and demographics
Discover some interesting facts about the craft market, and how you can get involved in this $21 billion plus market. When you know who your customers are, it makes it easier to gear your new craft business towards those most likely to purchase your wares.
7) Day-to-day business advice
Running a business is not a walk in the park. In fact, it can be one of the most difficult things you'll ever do. But, with the right planning and attitude, you can take a lot of the "sting" out of the more mundane tasks, like record keeping, accounting, hiring, and more.
And much, much more...
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