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.


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.



25 Places to Sell Handmade Crafts Online

Makers of handmade goods, rejoice! There seems to be no shortage of online marketplaces to both sell and market your products and business. Small Business Trends found 25 of the best sites out there now.



10 Essentials For Handmade Business Success

Getting caught up in the craft of running your handmade goods business? Remember, your handiwork is only as good as the marketing campaign behind it. Here are 10 things to consider when promoting your business and products.





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