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.


10 Fun (And Easy) Ways Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs Use Blab

Blab is one of the latest live streaming tools available to small business owners. The platform allows users to invite up to 3 guests on a show. So, how can handmade business owners and entrepreneurs use the platform to promote their brand and products?



Should You Discount Your Handmade Products?

It's probably inevitable. At some point after starting your handmade business, someone will ask you about discounting your products. Whether its family or friends -- or someone you come across while selling products at a live event, you'd better figure out what your answer will be.



Is a Handmade Business Right For You?

Going into business on your own can by a frightening but potentially rewarding experience. Ask yourself these important questions before you do it.



Portrait of the Handmade Business Owner

Handmade goods and the small business owners behind them may be more than just a trend. The industry is booming and there are more arenas in which the makers of these goods can shop their products.



Artsy Central Shows Trend Toward Etsy Alternatives

Frustrated how one bad experience on Etsy turned really bad, a former merchant on the site decided to venture out on her own. Artsy Central focuses on sellers specializing in baked goods and baking supplies.





What is Digital Knowledge Management & Why Should Small Businesses Care?




We are witnessing a major shift: the rise of AI services like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are changing how consumers find and interact with small businesses. Watch this webinar and find out what you can do to power your business across all the new services of today and tomorrow.






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