Craft business owners on changing direction

Being expert stitchers or a pro potter doesn’t mean you can’t wipe the slate clean and take your making in a new (and more profitable) direction. But would you turn your current business on its head to chase your dream? Meet two makers who did just that…

Crowdfund your craft business

Finding the extra cash to grow your craft business can be tricky if you don’t want to go begging to your bank manager. Whether it’s money to help create a new product or build the workspace of your dreams, crowdfunding is an alternative way to get your fans and fellow crafters to give your business the… Continue reading

Start Up Starter Kit series, Part 1: How to make money from your craft skills

So you want to become a pro maker? First you need a business idea – we asked the experts how they turned craft into cash

Handmade at Amazon: a new handmade marketplace

Amazon announces the launch of their new handmade marketplace, Handmade at Amazon. Will you be opening shop or buying there? Compare the fees

5 lessons on letting go by Emily Katz

Queen of modern macramé Emily Katz discovered her true passion after her first business went bankrupt. We learn 5 tips on letting go from the woman behind Modern Macrame

5 business tips for creative start-ups

Screen print designer Laura Spring discovered the medium while searching for a career change. Find out what her top craft business tips are and get a glimpse into how she built her business…

Creative conundrums: How to price your handmade goods

Flip the sign of your crafty business to OPEN! One of the trickiest steps to starting your own business is learning how to price a product, but our easy formula can help. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty of pricing your creative makes.

The secret to getting published

Uncover the secrets of how to publish a book and realise your author ambitions. Get insider tips from Amy Christian, commissioning editor of Pavilion Books (Mollie Makes’ book publisher).

Help! Someone says I’ve copied them!: Copyright Special, Part 2

Mistaken accusations of copying are on the rise, particularly online. We examine how to protect yourself

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