Crafter's Guide to Creative Business Planning

Building your crafting enterprise as a new business owner is exciting. It is an opportunity to mold your business identity, explore the different ways of reaching your customers, and figure out how to best operate your business. But it can sometimes also be overwhelming. During those moments, it is important to stay focused and learn from the many different entrepreneurs and organizations that have taken the time to offer up their expertise to a new generation of crafter. No matter what phase of business growth you may be in, you can use the following resources to better your crafting business and create an effective business and marketing strategy.

Breaking the Mold

Etsy has changed the nature of online crafting businesses. Find out how and how you can make that work for your online business.

Reaching New Markets with Craft Entrepreneurship

Build your crafting microenterprise by leveraging new and exciting online marketplaces like Etsy and its Craft Entrepreneurship Program.

Paying Taxes on Your Side Hustle

Learn all about how to figure out the taxes on your side hustle and some of the FAQs you might have.

How to Improve Your Self Management Skills

This long list of tips has tons of different ways that you can build your self management skills and better manage your business.

30 Free Ways to Promote Your Craft Business and Products Online

There are so many different free ways to market your crafts online. Its as important to use some of these promotional method as it is to use others that may require an investment.

Marketing Your Handmade Items

Explore the different ways to market your handmade crafts online and offline.

Create a Marketing Plan in Five Steps

You can make a basic marketing plan for your crafting business using these five steps.

Business Plan for Selling Crafts

Learn how to create a business plan for your ecommerce crafting enterprise. There are also many different ways to make money selling crafts online; so try a few and see what works best for your crafting business.

Online Business Resources

There are many associations and programs available to entrepreneurs. This list may come in handy when you are looking to learn more or to find business assistance.

Business Planning: Sales and Marketing

Your marketing plan must identify these four key elements. Find out what they are and why they are so important to the success of your business.

Growing Your Business

Gain a better understanding of the business planning process and the different components that successful businesses have in common.

Taxes at Fairs, Festivals, Flea Markets, and Craft Shows

Find out what you need to know about taxes on your craft business sales at fairs, festivals, and other events.

Five Essential Self-Management Skills

A well managed crafting business begins and ends with a well managed crafter. Learn the five essential skills of self-management that you need to be a better craft entrepreneur.

Smart Marketing Strategies for Handmade Businesses

These marketing strategies can help you to make the most of your marketing efforts; saving your crafting business time, money, and hassle.

Craft Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

Get crafty with your craft business marketing. No matter how small your business may be, there are marketing choices that you can make to really impact your business.

A Marketing Plan for Your Craft Business

By answering these basic business questions, you will be better prepared to effectively market your new craft business.

How to Write a Marketing Plan

Learn how to write a marketing plan. Creating a good marketing plan with definitive objectives and deadlines may help you maintain your business focus and drive.