How big is the handmade business industry? Billions of dollars. Etsy recently released its revenue data for 2015 and it shows tremendous growth over the previous year.
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 been running your handmade business for a little while but steady business and gaining some traction seem to be goals still, not realities. What's keeping you from getting some momentum?
Etsy has opened its first retail pop-up shop, inside Macy's in New York. The plan is to rotate the stock seasonally inside the store to keep merchandise selections fresh.
Going into business on your own can by a frightening but potentially rewarding experience. Ask yourself these important questions before you do it.
By investing in your handmade craft business, you're already setting yourself up for a lot of work. It goes into every product. Here are 9 ways to focus your work on your products and not too much else while still making money.
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.
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.
The handmade products market is changing. And change likely came with the introduction of Amazon Handmade and a recent deal between Etsy and Macy's.
Of all the ways to promote your craft business, online video tutorials may be the best. They are not as hard to make as you might think and -- better yet -- are wildly popular with fans.
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.
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.