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Business Bits - Must Read: Craft Inc.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Topic: A Must Read- Craft Inc. by Meg Mateo Ilasco

I remember my husband brought this book home for me almost two years ago...I thought, "holy hell, I guess this is serious." (this being my little etsy endeavor). It's proven to be quite a valuable gift. The subtitle says it all- "turning your creative hobby into a business," and I refer back monthly- at least. It's been out for awhile so perhaps you've heard of it- but if not it's worth the read.

Written by a crafter, it's outlined with easy to understand advice from starting out to getting big & everything in between; marketing, wholesaling, making it legal, protecting your work....and gobs more. She weaves little question + answer tidbits in from various successful crafters such as Lotta Jansdotter, Denyse Schmidt, In Fiore, and Lovely Design. It's all very inspiring & informative...perfect for revving up your crafty engine!

Next step? The Craft Inc Business Planner published in September '09

Any businessy books you've found helpful? If so, please post + share!

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Julie said...

So smart! I will have to look for that...

Julie said...

I wanted to thank you so very much for recommending this book. I'm not that very far into it, and it's already been so inspiring, just what I needed. So I thank you!

Allisa Jacobs said...

So glad you've found it helpful- it's one of my favorites for sure!