Craft Inc Business Planner

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452107578
Release Date: 2011-03-25
Genre: Business & Economics

This action-oriented planner is packed with advice and worksheets that guide creative entrepreneurs in their hot pursuit of profit. From big picture goals (writing a mission statement, developing marketing campaigns, launching a new line) to immediate to-dos (getting a business license, pricing products, packing for trade shows), this essential guide brims with how-to tips from industry experts.

Craft Inc Business Planner

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811869959
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Manage all the details of your creative business with this take-along planner. Action-oriented worksheets keep you on task while handy organizing features make it a cinch to stay on top of details. Takes you from big-picture goals (writing mission statements, developing marketing campaigns) to immediate to-dos--P. [4] of cover.

Craft Inc

Author: Meg Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811871657
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Craft, Inc. is the hipster business primer for entrepreneurial crafters to turn what they do for fun into what they do for money. Pro crafter Meg Mateo Ilasco offers a step-by-step guide to everything from developing products and naming the company to writing a business plan, applying for licenses, and paying taxes. Chapters on sales, marketing, trade shows, and publicity round out the mix. Plus, in-depth interviews with such craft luminaries as Jonathan Adler, Lotta Jansdotter, Denyse Schmidt, and Jill Bliss provide inspiration and practical advice. Accessible, informative, and more than a little spunky, Craft, Inc. paves the way for today's creative minds to become tomorrow's trendsetters.

Craft Inc

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811858367
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Craft, Inc. is the hipster business primer for entrepreneurial crafters to turn what they do for fun into what they do for money. Pro crafter Meg Mateo Ilasco offers a step-by-step guide to everything from developing products and naming the company to writing a business plan, applying for licenses, and paying taxes. Chapters on sales, marketing, trade shows, and publicity round out the mix. Plus, in-depth interviews with such craft luminaries as Jonathan Adler, Lotta Jansdotter, Denyse Schmidt, and Jill Bliss provide inspiration and practical advice. Accessible, informative, and more than a little spunky, Craft, Inc. paves the way for today's creative minds to become tomorrow's trendsetters.

Creative Inc

Author: Joy Deangdeelert Cho
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811879844
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. Accessible, spunky, and packed with practical advice, Creative, Inc. is an essential for anyone ready to strike out on their own.

Mom Inc

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452113081
Release Date: 2012-03-23
Genre: Business & Economics

So many women dream of having it all—being kickass mothers and running their own successful businesses. This book helps them take the leap with confidence. Serial entrepreneurs (and moms) Meg Mateo Ilasco and Cat Seto draw on their own successes and missteps to reveal exactly how to choose the right business, find clients, write a business plan, launch a blog and Web site, stay focused at home, and more. Insightful Q&As with enterprising mothers like fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and Style Me Pretty blogger Abby Larson demystify the many nuances of balancing work life with family time. It's not easy. But this practical and inspiring guide helps make it possible.

Crafting a Meaningful Home

Author: Meg Mateo IIasco
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
ISBN: 158479867X
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Offers instructions for projects to personalize the home, including easy-to-follow directions for assembling a button garland, sewing a teepee from a vintage quilt top, and creating a family silhouetee for a festive banner.

Blog Inc

Author: Joy Deangdeelert Cho
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452107202
Release Date: 2012-09-19
Genre: Business & Economics

With roughly 95,000 blogs launched worldwide every 24 hours (BlogPulse), making a fledgling site stand out isn't easy. This authoritative handbook gives creative hopefuls a leg up. Joy Cho, of the award-winning Oh Joy!, offers expert advice on starting and growing a blog, from design and finance to overcoming blogger's block, attracting readers, and more. With a foreword from Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge plus expert interviews, this book will fine-tune what the next generation of bloggers shares with the world. Learn how to: - Design your site - Choose the right platform - Attract a fan base - Finance your blog - Maintain work/life balance - Manage comments - Find content inspiration - Overcome blogger's block - Choose the right ads - Develop a voice - Protect your work - Create a media kit - Leverage your social network - Take better photographs - Set up an affiliate program - Partner with sponsors - Build community - Go full-time with your blog - And more!

The Space Planner

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
ISBN: 0811852903
Release Date: 2006
Genre: House & Home

Whether giving a current surrounding a makeover, or starting fresh in a new place, The Space Planner helps do-it-yourself home decorators identify the right design approach for the home. With an in-depth introduction and sections for each room in the house, this interactive journal provides the tools needed to turn an ordinary room into a haven that reflects both individual style and needs. Map out a room design on one of the included laminated grids, rearrange it until something clicks and then get to work making that vision a reality! Includes: - Design tips and guidance - Sections for bedrooms, baths, kitchen, dining room, living room, family room, and office - Lifestyle questionnaire and budget worksheet for each room - Graph and note paper - Over 300 vinyl furniture stickers - Laminated grid pages - Pocket for inspirational photos and articles

Grow Your Handmade Business

Author: Kari Chapin
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603429894
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

Addresses all aspects of turning a creative interest into a profitable business, covering business planning, licensing, budgeting, time management, and legal issues.

Art Inc

Author: Lisa Congdon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452135847
Release Date: 2014-08-12
Genre: Business & Economics

You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business. LEARN HOW TO: • Set actionable goals • Diversify your income • Manage your bookkeeping • Copyright your work • Promote with social media • Build a standout website • Exhibit with galleries • Sell and price your work • License your art • Acquire an agent • And much more

The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner

Author: Carley Roney
Publisher: Potter Style
ISBN: 9780770433772
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Genre: Reference

From the #1 wedding brand, the bestselling wedding book, updated with all-new budget ideas, online tools, and event planning and personalizing trends First comes love, then comes . . . planning! Before a fabulous celebration, there are vendors to hire, budgets to calculate, decisions galore to make. Packed with The Knot's top tips and worksheets, checklists, and contact sheets for you to fill in, this book is the one-stop resource that keeps brides focused but stress-free. The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner paperback takes you through the process step by easy-to-follow step, with: · Budget worksheets (and all the latest digital tools for keeping track of costs) as well as hundreds of invisible ways to cut costs when selecting everything from flowers to the venue and menu · Wedding planning timelines (including a brand-new express timeline for couples getting married in 3 months or fewer) · Guest list and invitation worksheets (with guidance on what you can now do online) · Vendor contract checklists (and tons of new online resources for finding the pros you need) · Fun ideas for personalizing your reception, from photo booths to signature cocktails in any color your heart desires · Web links and other useful resources for planning on the go (including recommended apps to download and up-to-the-minute advice on building your wedding website)

The Wedding Planner Organizer

Author: Mindy Weiss
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761165972
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Reference

Packed throughout with tips, tools, checklists, spreadsheets and schedules, a complete, three-ring-binder wedding planner includes tabs for: The Big Picture and Contacts; Budget; Location, Location, Location!; Menu and Flowers; Rentals; The Dress! (And What Everyone Else Is Wearing); The Guests and the Invitations; Music, Photography, and Videography; and more.

The Craft Business Handbook

Author: Alison McNicol
Publisher:
ISBN: 1908707011
Release Date: 2011-01-02
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Wish you could turn your talent for making lovely things into cash? Bored of the 9 to 5 and dreaming of starting your own crafty business, but not sure where to start? Then this is the book for you ! The Craft Business Handbook has ALL the information you need to get started making money from your crafts - NOW ! From setting up as a proper business, producing and pricing your goods for maximum sales and profit, to the various options for selling online, at craft fairs, trade shows and getting your products into retailers, right through to gaining magazine coverage, promoting your business online and managing your business as it grows, this is THE essential guide for any would-be crafty entrepreneur! Whether you're just considering getting started with a crafty business idea, or already selling your wares and looking for ways to grow your business ( think sales reps, fulfillment houses and more!), this handy book - written by craft business expert Alison McNicol - shares tons of insider tips, practical information, and shows how you too can achieve Craft Business success! PLUS - some of the most successful crafty business people around share their stories - how they started and grew their successful craft businesses - prepare to be inspired with in-depth interviews from some of your favorite crafty entrepreneurs around! About The Author Alison McNicol is a serial crafty entrepreneur who has launched several successful craft businesses, selling her products in stores worldwide. She is also the author of several successful craft and craft business books, and founder of The Craft Business Community.com, an online community that provides resources and networking opportunities for crafty entrepreneurs from all over the world. Alison is also author of Craft Business Heroes: How We Did It ( 30 Creative Entrepreneurs Share the Secrets of Their Success)- a companion book to the Craft Business Handbook, featuring 30 more interviews from leading craft entrrepreneurs - Amy Butler, Amy Karol, Sublime Stitching's Jenny Hart, Subversive Cross Stitch founder Julie Jackson and tons more !

Be a Direct Selling Superstar

Author: Mary Christensen
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814432082
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Direct selling is booming. It’s no surprise when you consider the benefits of launching a direct selling business—low start-up costs, strong earning potential, and a flexible work schedule. Currently an estimated 15.6 million people are involved in direct selling in the U.S. alone—and more than 100 million worldwide. Mary Christensen has empowered and equipped thousands of direct sellers to succeed, and in her newest book, Be a Direct Selling Superstar, she delivers an all-encompassing guide to building, leading, and managing a profitable direct sales organization. Readers will learn how to: • Set goals • Eliminate self-sabotaging behaviors • Market their products and business opportunity effectively • Communicate persuasively • Build a committed network of sellers • Be an influential leader • Create a clear roadmap for others to follow • Inspire and lead a wide range of personalities • Maintain work-life balance • Manage their time and their money wisely For corporate refugees, ambitious entrepreneurs, mompreneurs, and anyone else looking for a new source of income—this inspiring master plan explains step by step how to achieve long-term success in direct selling.