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Crafting A Business : Make Money Doing What You Love

Book - 2008
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The bestselling book gets a new chapter--making it up-to-date for today's crafting entrepreneur


In these tough times, can crafters and other creative women turn their dream of a home-run business into reality? With a brand-new chapter addressing that very question, this revised edition of Crafting a Business remains the most relevant and inspirational resource for women who want the joy of doing creative work they love on a flexible schedule that fits their lifestyle.

At the heart of Crafting a Business are profiles of a wide-ranging group of innovative female entrepreneurs. Their varied experiences illustrate what one should (and shouldn't) do: entrepreneurial basics are clearly presented with advice on creating a smart business plan, and information-filled sidebars give facts and figures on starting and running a company. A lengthy resource section provides additional invaluable information on new online venues for selling crafts; strategies and tactics for developing a business with minimal staff; and quick tips that will help foster community and build a customer base through social media.


The featured entrepreneurs include:

- Amy Butler, owner of Amy Butler Design

- Anna Corba, owner of Found Cat Studio (home accessories)

- Michelle Joy, owner of Primrose, a floral design and vintage shop

- Marilyn Lysohir, owner of Cowgirl Chocolates

- Lisa Norris, owner of Made by One Girl (handmade books)

- Kate Shifrin Style Consultants Inc., and Come Flea with Me

- Jane Zaccaria, owner of Tiddlywinks and Scallywags, a child's clothing store

- And many more!


Publisher: New York : Hearst Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9781588168115
Call Number: 745.5068 FITZGERALD
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Subjects: Etsy (Firm)
Women-owned business enterprises -- Management.
New business enterprises -- Management.
Businesswomen -- United States.
Women-owned business enterprises -- United States -- Management.
New business enterprises -- United States -- Management.
New business enterprises.
Small business.
Electronic commerce.
Home-based businesses.
Handicraft -- Marketing.
Selling -- Handicraft.


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