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Handing Out Wisdom

Comic Lily Tomlin once observed that society couldn’t function if we all grew up to be what we dreamed of as children: ''Imagine a world populated by nothing but nurses and ballerinas, firemen and cowboys! Who would pick up the trash?'' That wry...

How to Get Your Foot Inside the Retail Door

Consignment is tricky--chapters have been devoted to presenting information on getting it right. The most important fact is understanding that you are essentially lending your work to the retailer. Just as banks are careful about making loans, you...

10 Essential Start-Up Suggestions

The time is right to start your own handmade business. Your craft is solid and unique. You've put some money aside for working capital. You've researched your market. You are passionate and eager to jump off the blocks of your starting line. So you...

5 Basic Steps to Turn Your Hobby into a Legitimate Business

If you're already using a name you'll want to check with the North Carolina Secretary of State's office to be sure no one else is already using the same name. Take a look at www.NorthCarolina.gov for leads to this information. There are a number of...

The Evolution of Artistry

Jewelry is always evolving, and four artists sat down with Handmade Business magazine to explore how their craft has changed over the years to keep up.

Get Your Juices Moving

Teaching others how to create--that's Alissa Henrickson's outlet. "We all work for our art. It's a labor of love," says Henrickson. "No one is an artist overnight." Henrickson is the owner and founder of Creative Juices Artisan Shoppe, located in...

Considering a Formal Education in Entrepreneurship

Whether you want to become the next beading industry leader or just a personal go-to company in your neighborhood, there is a great debate as to whether entrepreneurship can be taught. Recently, a study conducted by Babson College found that...

To Copyright or Trademark That is the Question

The differences between copyright and trademark, and which to choose to protect your creative designs, are explained by Daniel Grant from Handmade Business magazine.

Discover the Black Pearl

A little bit of luck, a whole lot of skill, and a strong will to succeed was the magic potion needed for the husband-and-wife team of Eric and Mikkeline Hicks to make it in the wholesale jewelry world. Six years ago, the couple began a handmade...

Retail Refresh

It's a truth of running a business that appearances matter. From product size and packaging to employee uniforms and the decor of a retail space, how your business looks to both potential and returning customers could mean the difference between a...

Gauging your Potential Skills as a Professional Entrepreneur

Many people believe that they have what it takes to start a small business, and the fact of the matter is that anyone can enter the field of entrepreneurship. However, assessing your strengths and weaknesses is the key to whether you will succeed in...

The most important factor in maintaining a small business is creating and sticking to a budget. Read on for a step-by-step explanation of how to...

Budget Building 101

The Price is Right

Learn the art of pricing your products to make a profit. This article explains the importance of factoring in all the labor, material and overhead costs for each hand-crafted item.

Reducing the Risk of Small Business Pitfalls

New entrepreneurs are often full of motivation and ambition, but lack the experience necessary to avoid amateur mistakes within the first few months of operating a small beading business. Extensive planning and working with a mentor can help, but...

Can Your Craft Business Support a Family?

Tired of your day job? It might be time to start exploring the idea of full-time self-employment through your home craft business. Consider these factors before making the leap.

Important Factors to Consider Prior to Beginning a Small Business

Many people become excited at the prospect of starting their own beading business, especially those who have spent much of their lives fine-tuning their crafting skills. However, entrepreneurship is a career path that requires risk-taking and...

Find Your Audience!

Pin-pointing your niche market is a little like finding a needle in a haystack. On its own, your handmade art or craftwork--the needle--is shiny, creative, and one-of-a-kind. However, buried in the haystack of your competitors, it becomes a game of...

How to Sell Your Handmade Jewelry on Facebook

Facebook is one of the largest players in the social marketing world, and on the internet as a whole. Read on to learn how to use this platform to the advantage of your business.

Proper Packaging Pays Off

After your creations are packaged in a pretty manner it's time to ship them to their destination. Explore this article for practical ways to keep product safe during transit.

How to Get Started Selling Your Jewelry Online

Ready to start selling your handmade jewelry online? Selling online is a great opportunity to expand your clientele with some very profitable benefits. Gain valuable insight from essential tips on how to get started.
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