While on vacation last week, I read a book I wanted to share with you, Craft Inc.: Turn Your Creative Hobby Into a Business by Meg Mateo Ilasco. It’s fabulous!
Meg covers everything you need to know to get your craft business off the ground: financing, legal structure, trademarks, business licenses, packaging, pricing, production, marketing, publicity, trade shows, sales, order fulfillment, and more in a fun, accessible way.
Plus, she profiles inspiring entrepreneurs and enterprises like Denyse Schmidt, KleinReid, Sunshine Scarves, Wool & Hoop, and Jill Bliss throughout the book. Continue reading
Last week I wrote about the Right Brain Business Plan as a resource for cultural entrepreneurs who want a fun, creative alternative to the traditional business planning process. Today we’re going to explore another fun resource, The Creative Entrepreneur: A DIY Visual Guidebook for Making Business Ideas Real by Lisa Sonora Beam.
The Creative Entrepreneur is designed to meet, “the challenges creative people have with the business side of work. ” It is full of wonderful images and visuals. You won’t get bored working through this book! Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but when I think about writing a business plan I have a burning desire to clean out my closets, reorganize my garage, and sort through the fridge. Luckily, Jennifer Lee of Artizen Coaching has taken the dread out of writing your business plan with her Right-Brain Business Plan.
This colorful e-book, which includes a 15-minute visualization MP3, takes you through a fun, visual, and creative 9-step process to create your business plan. The best part is that the result isn’t it some boring, spiral bound document. Your plan can be an accordion book, a collaged box, a deck of index cards, a mobile of paper plates, a bracelet—-whatever you can dream up.