Pitching Your Ideas for Classes to Festivals and Events

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Whether teaching is already an important part of your creative business, or you’d like to add it to your repertoire, you may be considering pitching your workshop ideas to creative festivals and events. These 5 tips will help you get started! 1) Decide what’s most important There are many different reasons you might want to teach at an event […]

5 Essential Business Card Design Tips

So business card design has you stumped, huh? That’s ok! Walking on the tightrope between “too creative” and “too professional” can be a little tricky, especially when you’re the owner of a crafty, handmade business. Nailing your business card design down so it complements your creative business and product aesthetic is crazy important. Your business […]

3 Tips: How to Tackle Your To-Do List and Rule Your Crafty Business

The to-do list… an essential part of small business organization. They can be daunting, but they’re necessary for remembering what needs to be worked on for a particular day, week, or month, and they’ll help you Stop Procrastinating. Instead of being intimidated by your to-do list, use the following hints to make it much easier! […]

From Office to Home: How to Start a Creative Business Within Your Own Four Walls

One day you are a creative, working in the corporate world with a set schedule, fitting art in at night or on weekends. The next, you are an independent artist or crafter, working from home. This sounds like a dream come true to many – doing what you love, full time, for a living. And […]

How to Motivate Yourself and Start That Creative Business Once and For All

You’ve been dreaming of owning a handmade stationary business all of your life, but somehow college, your first job, getting married, your second job, parenthood, and a whole slew of life-related messiness got in the way. It’s so easy to look back at your oldest dreams across the valley of your everyday life and think […]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Launching a Podcast

A Creative Income guest post by Marie Segares from Underground Crafter. You can hardly consume any media these days without hearing about the power of podcasts. If you have been considering launching a podcast for your creative business, here are five questions to ask yourself before starting. 1. Do I want to launch a podcast […]

Small Business Saturday: Driftless

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Welcome to Small Business Saturday, a new feature here on CreativeIncome. Today we get to meet the creators of the independent magazine, Driftless. Leah and Shelly told us all about what it’s like to have full time jobs while creating Driftless and we’re excited to share with you their inspiring story so far! Q: Tell us […]

Small Business Saturday: LuRu Home

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Welcome to Small Business Saturday, a new feature here on CreativeIncome. We recently got to talk to Claire Russo and Liza Serratore from LuRu Home about their business. These women founded LuRu Home in 2010 and have since become the ultimate authority on Nankeen dyeing. Nankeen dyeing is a traditional Chinese indigo hand-print process dating back 3,000 […]

Small Business Saturday: Realm

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Welcome to Small Business Saturday, a new feature here on CreativeIncome. This Saturday, we are featuring Realm, a handmade textile brand created by Vanessa Crook. I chatted with Vanessa about her design process, what it’s like to run an online shop, and her love for textile arts. Q: What’s the first item you ever designed? A: I […]

7 Ways to Improve Your Business Skills For FREE!

Hello! My name is Marie Segares. I am a crochet and knitting blogger, designer, teacher at Underground Crafter and host of the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show.As a creative business owner, you know it’s important to keep your skills fresh. But professional development can be expensive and the cost of ongoing training is often a low […]