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Grow Your Handmade Business

How to Envision, Develop, and Sustain a Successful Creative Business

By Kari Chapin

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Published By
Storey Publishing, LLC
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Number Of Pages
272
Publication Date
July 04, 2012
ISBN
9781603428767

Grow Your Handmade Business

How to Envision, Develop, and Sustain a Successful Creative Business

By Kari Chapin

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Are you ready to make a living from your craft? Learn how to map out a financial plan, expand production, automate distribution, address legal matters, and much more. Start growing your business beyond the dining room table and leave your day job behind.

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Crafters and artists or those thinking about turning a hobby into a career will find sound, practical advice here.

Kari has cut through the puffed up, polysyllabic language and posturing that most business books spin that makes it all seem like some secret society.  She makes the big stuff all seem doable. Plus if you are still stuck, she introduces you to a whole bunch of people who can help.

Kari Chapin covers a variety of essential business areas such as mapping out a business plan, expanding production and distribution, finding funding, and addressing legal matters. Ms Chapin's marketing background and her "can do" attitude provides craftsmen the tools to grow their hobby into a successful business. Easy to read and well organized, this book provides practical advice for getting started or how to grow an established business. If your goal is move your creative business out of your dining room, then let this be your guide.

The style of this book is crisp and refreshing. Chapin’s thoughts are invitingly readable and each chapter includes sound, practical advice from the Creative Collective as well. If you have ever wondered if you could actually make a living at your creative craft, Chapin has a wealth of answers for you.

Thiswonderful book cheers you on and coaches you on how to make a livelihood from your passion, including stories from other creative people, their struggles, successes, and advice.  That’s not all, she also covers the business side, including developing budgets, strategies, and also funding.  If you’ve always dreamed of having your own craft business, or already have one and are looking into the next step, this is definitely worth checking out.

This book will help take your business from the kitchen table to fulfilling your individualized dream of a fulfilling, meaningful, and lucrative creative business.

It's an essential addition to an indie biz owner's bookshelf!

Whether you sell your art out of a swanky studio, populate your Etsy shop with stuff you make at your kitchen table, or just dream about doing something along those lines, Kari Chapin has a word of advice: plan. As is a business plan! In Grow Your Handmade Business, you’ll learn what creative people like yourself need to plan for in turning a hobby into a business. The book is readable, approachable, and supplemented by tips, tricks, and confessions from 24 other entrepreneurially minded folks.

If you’ve decided to make 2013 the year you turn your crafting passion into a moneymaking venture, be sure to add Kari Chapin’s Grow Your Handmade Business to your required-reading list.

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Product details

Published By
Storey Publishing, LLC
Categories
Number Of Pages
272
Publication Date
July 04, 2012
ISBN
9781603428767

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