5 Easy Steps to a Successful Handmade Business


This blog post was originally posted by Bobbie on A Vision to Remember. Have you ever wanted to start your own business, a handmade business, but don’t know how? Let me tell you….I’ve been in your shoes.  It had always been my goal to make my car payment each month.  That’s it. Just one measly […]

Start a Handmade Business: Free CreativeLive Class You Don’t Want to Miss!


We all love to craft (otherwise you wouldn’t be here reading this blog!) and crafting can be the easiest part. Building a business can be the hard part. Not sure where to start? This free class from CreativeLive is perfect for you. Meet Kari Chapin, author of The Handmade Marketplace and Grow Your Handmade Business. […]

Starting a Business? Don’t Make These Rookie Mistakes


Want to start a craft business? Congratulations – that’s great news! As you probably know, a lot of time, effort and money go into building a brand and turning your dream into a reality. Unfortunately certain things that seem like no-brainers can slip by and ultimately hurt your business. Make sure you get off to […]

10 Things I Wish I’d Known About the Craft Industry

If you’ve been reading my articles here on Creative Income for a while, you probably know that I’m a serial entrepreneur. That is, I’ve owned one business after another since my senior year of high school. I won’t tell you what year I graduated but it’s been a long, long time. One thing about owning […]

The TRUE Cost of Doing Business: What Will You Pay?

“The cost of doing business.” You’ve probably heard the phrase before. It’s pretty black and white  – the price is the list of expenses a business has for supplies, tools and whatever needed. This also includes wages, advertising, office equipment and other expenses. Generally, the cost of doing business varies from business to business. Photographers […]

Move Your Business Online – Here’s How

Let’s face it – if you haven’t taking your business online, you’re missing out. Sure, it’s important to form face-to-face relationships with customers, but it’s even more important to expand your audience. A business can’t survive without a growing customer base, and selling online provides an opportunity to meet new promote yourself. If you’re not […]

10 Biggest Mistakes a Craft Business Can Make


There’s a lot that goes into your business, which means there are plenty of mistakes as well. After reading through some very informative articles, I’ve gathered a list of 10 mistakes that every business owner should avoid. If you’re planning to start a business or are already a creative business veteran, these are mistakes you […]

Creating a Website


As useful as the internet is, it can also be incredibly confusing, especially when it comes to creating websites. In the past, people needed to know HTML code to design a webpage, which if you’ve ever seen HTML code looks like gibberish. Thankfully, several companies have created user-friendly sites to help you create a website. […]

Why It May Pay to Wait

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You know how the saying goes, “Waiting is always the hardest part”. But sometimes it pays to wait. Especially if you are planning to leave a regular job and start up your own creative business. Here are a few reasons why you might want to wait a little while before leaving your full-time job to […]