Handmade crafters and artists have some big decisions to make these days. Everyone wants a piece of this market and deciding where to sell your merchandise is a big question that needs to be answered.
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.
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.Jun 23, 2016 290 Shares
If the trade show or market you're attending isn't turning out to be the most profitable, there are plenty of ways to turn the proverbial lemons into lemonade.Jun 16, 2016 227 Shares
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.Jun 14, 2016 2.6k Shares
Etsy is once again giving top handmade producers participating in its Wholesale program the opportunity to get their products at a major retailer in time of the upcoming holiday shopping season.Jun 13, 2016 1.8k Shares
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.Jun 10, 2016 242 Shares
If you're waiting for the perfect time to start a new homemade business, there's no time like the present, as the say.Jun 9, 2016 375 Shares
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.Jun 5, 2016 481 Shares
If the latest blog post on your handmade business company website is gathering dust, you're probably struggling to find something about which to write. Here are some quick and solid articles to write to keep that content fresh.Jun 2, 2016 819 Shares
The new Amazon handmade platform built presumably to compete with sites like Etsy has added more item categories for artisan sellers. That means more opportunities for handmade businesses who use the site to reach its immense customer base.May 27, 2016 208 Shares
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.May 26, 2016 384 Shares
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.May 19, 2016 319 Shares