Resources

 

As we’re sure you know, the web is flooded with advice and how-to’s for starting, maintaining and expanding your business.  Here are just a few of our favorites.

Smaller Box

An invaluable resource for everything you ever wanted to know about running your indie business. Topics covered include marketing, publicity, wholesaling, customer service, advertising, business development, web design and so much more.

Etsy’s Seller Handbook

Etsy’s own guide to selling handmade.  Obviously geared toward success on their site, but has valuable information for any seller.

Crafting an MBA

Business school for crafters!

Duct Tape Marketing

Duct Tape Marketing is all about simple, effective, and cheap marketing for your business.  While the book is very useful, the blog is also a fabulous resource!

Entrepreneur

Lots of great information on getting your business started from non-crafty types.

TED

Free and inspirational talks from professionals from all walks of life.  Some are business related and most really just get you inspired and ready to go!

Summit of Awesome

Annual conference aimed at handcrafted business folks with tons of lectures, and workshops that run the gambit of what running a crafty business entails.

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