Handmade Business


Welcome to the Small Business Trends handmade business column featuring Handmade Business expert Donna Maria Coles Johnson. This weekly column highlights topics of interest to entrepreneurs and business owners engaged in handmade crafts. Here you will find business issues, legislation, marketing tips, the latest trends and other matters of interest to small business owners and managers in handmade and crafts businesses.

7 Steps to Happy Crafting

7 Ways to Be Happier in Your Handmade Business

You've got your handmade business up and running. You're filling orders. Life is good. You're happy, right? Check out these 7 ways you can be even happier in your handmade business.


Selling Jewelry on Etsy

Crafter’s Guide to Selling Jewelry on Etsy

If you're a maker of handmade jewelry, you probably don't need any more prodding to sell your products on Etsy. If you're already selling on the site but think you should be making more sales, check out these tips for selling handmade jewelry on Etsy.


How to price handmade items

How to Price Your Handmade Items for Sale

Handmade items -- and handmade businesses -- are on the rise. But, as in any other business, figuring out what to charge for your products might be the real trick to finding success. Here are some tips you may wish to consider when you finally get down to the pricing stage.



20 Types of Handmade Items You Can Sell Online

Handmade products are hot right now and if you think this category is limited to just a few items, think twice. Actually, a lot more than twice. Here are just 20 of the many handmade goods that you can start making and selling.



How to Manage a Handmade Business of One

Interested in growing your handmade business but not to the point of needing extra help to do so? Check out these tips to help you better manage your business on your own.



8 Top Predictors of Handmade Business Success

Perhaps you're ready to launch a handmade business of your own. But how do you know if that business will be successful? Of course, there's no way to be absolutely sure, but here columnist Donna Marie Coles Johnson gives some possible signs you're headed in the right direction.