Ask the indie biz experts, Series 3 – Growing your business

Part three of the indie biz expert series is here! The lovely Aime from Studio Cotton and fab Helen from The Creative Business Network are back answering all your questions. This month’s blog post is more detailed than Series One and we’re focusing on how you can grow your small business. Keep scrolling to find out all… Continue reading

Ask the indie biz experts, Series 2 – Indie Roller’s tips

Leona Thrift Ola Creatival event 2019

In October we asked the amazing Leona, AKA Indie Roller, to do a live takeover of our Instagram account. Leona is an indie biz expert and she answered your burning questions in her live stream, sharing all her knowledge with you #molliemakers. If you missed that takeover or just fancy re-reading her tips then you’re in luck. Leona… Continue reading

Ask the indie biz experts, Series 1 – Getting starting

Mollie Makes 2019 award

We know how difficult it is to start up your own indie business. There’s so many things to consider and it can sometimes feel like you’re jumping in the deep end, but we’re on a mission to be your armbands (supportive, brightly coloured, huggable). We’re working with the incredibly talented Helen from The Creative Business… Continue reading

How to up your creativity by making a moodboard

Mood board

We’ve all heard about moodboarding, but did you know it can be key to stepping up your creative game? Surface pattern designer Rachelle is here to tell you how they can keep your projects on track…

YOU are your greatest marketing asset by Indie Roller

Indie Roller

Leona AKA Indie Roller knows what marketing works. She’s launched and closed several successful indie businesses in her time, one being Lucky Dip Club which reached a six-figure turnover in the first two years. Her expertise and business wisdom have lead her to guest speaking, hosting workshops, and now writing a guide all about the world of indie biz. So, we thought there’s no… Continue reading

Meet the indie dyers creating their own yarns and fabrics

Devon Sun Yarns Rainbow Skeins

Looking for new hues to your yarn stash? Get on board with the latest DIY (dye it yourself) trend, or check out the amazing ranges created by indie yarn businesses across the UK.

Maker business tips: How to crowdfund your business

Retro Kickstarter by Hello Hinny. Photo credit: Lynsey Gray

If you’re struggling to raise the cash to build your craft business, crowdfunding can be the ideal way to help you take the next step…

Tackling imposter syndrome: Blogger or blagger?

Tackling imposter syndrome Amelia Flower illustration

Imposter syndrome can be crippling to creatives waiting to be ‘found out’, but how can we readjust our mindset? Lottie Storey investigates. What’s so unusual about the online world is that there are no exam boards for bloggers, crafters and creatives, no official bodies to rubber stamp our work, no qualifications for being entrepreneurial and… Continue reading

Maker business tips: What’s it worth?

know your worth illustration

Prices in the craft world vary so wildly it can be hard to know how to set them. How do you value your work, both in time and money? Your first paid commission is a special moment in every maker’s journey – the realisation that not only do people like your work, but they’re willing to… Continue reading

Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2019 shortlisters

Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2019

Here they are – the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2019 shortlisters! Meet the creative start ups, established businesses and handmade champions who will be presenting their creative products and brands to a panel of judges on 8 July 2019 at the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards day of fun. We also need your help on deciding the best Product of the Year so… Continue reading