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.

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.

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.

Craft Inc Revised Edition

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452128528
Release Date: 2013-04-29
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The growing legions of crafters looking to turn their hobby into a profession can rely on the tried and true advice in Craft, Inc. In this completely revised edition of the definitive crafter's business book, entrepreneur Meg Mateo Ilasco offers expanded and authoritative guidance on everything from developing products and sourcing materials to writing a business plan and paying taxes. With all-new sections on opening an online shop, using social media strategically, and more along with updated interviews from such craft luminaries as Jonathan Adler and Jill Bliss this comprehensive primer features the most current information on starting and running a successful creative business.

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 Ilasco
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613129784
Release Date: 2018-06-05
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

As the second decade of the 21st century begins, we’re more compelled than ever to find refuge in our homes and personalize our living spaces with DIY projects that celebrate who we are and where we’ve been. In Crafting a Meaningful Home, Meg Mateo Ilasco shares 27 projects that tell personal stories and celebrate heritage, all easily created on a budget. Learn how to decoupage a plate with photos of a best friend; silkscreen upholstery with folk motifs; artfully display love notes; sew a teepee from a vintage quilt top; or create family silhouettes for a festive banner. Contributed by a hip cast of well known designers from across the country, the projects are, at once, nostalgic, sentimental, and modern. Clear instructions are easy to follow, even for beginning crafters. Praise for Crafting a Meaningful Home: "[Crafting a Meaningful Home] can serve two purposes on your gift giving list. If you have time, make one of the projects from the book. If not, give the book itself. It's beautifully photographed and written, and the projects are incredible." --PopSugar Rush TV

Creative Business Planner

Author: Angela Edwards
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1542826411
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre:

Running a creative business can be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Many people start after learning and enjoying new skills and realising their potential. Whether you want to run your business on a casual, part or full-time basis, it will require discipline, planning, commitment and regular action to achieve goals and dreams. This practical planner has been developed for people who wish to focus and put into place regular activities to develop their business. It is suitable whether just starting out or established. The planner contains space to record annual, monthly, weekly and daily actions. With blank calendars, it provides flexibility ensuring full use for 12 months whilst allowing the option of when to start. Adult colouring pages are included as a bonus. This book has been developed by the author, motivational speaker, business coach, TV personality and founder of the Jewellery & Crafts Academy, Angela Edwards. In recent years, Angela has helped hundreds of people start and grow successful handmade jewellery businesses.

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!

You Can Wear It Again

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452128603
Release Date: 2013-04-29
Genre: Self-Help

Being a bridesmaid is one of the greatest honors a dear friend can bestow. But actually wearing the dress the bride picks out? That's the true test of friendship. You Can Wear It Again pays loving tribute to fifty years of bridesmaids' dresses, as featured in real-life weddings. The product of both fashion trends and the bride's whims, bridesmaids' dresses may take the form of medieval costume, complete with wimple; slip dresses with real feathered wings to transform maids into true angels; or the ruffled peach taffeta with puff sleeves that so dominated the 1980s. Whatever the look, you can be sure it's been in and out of fashion more than once. Some lessons are never learned. The perfect gift for current and former bridesmaids, You Can Wear It Again isn't just a showcase of bridal fashions, but a testament to the selfless women everywhere who help the bride's dreams come true.

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

How To Start a Creative Business

Author: Doug Richard
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9781446360743
Release Date: 2013-04-21
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This user-friendly and attractive guide shows creative people how to turn their hobbies into sustainable lifestyle businesses. Based on a unique 10-question formula, the book provides comprehensive start-up business advice. The jargon-free information is brought to life with real-life case studies from a range of creative start-ups and online resources that help you to develop your own business goals and plans

Epic Blog

Author: Regina Anaejionu
Publisher:
ISBN: 0988780070
Release Date: 2014-11-10
Genre:

This one-year blog editorial planner helps you create a purposeful and profitable content plan for your blog through a mini blog business plan, ideal reader survey, monthly theme planning, monthly content planning, and standard monthly calendars. The blog planner is set up with blank months so that you can start using it any month of any year. Each month includes a page to plan important goals and tasks before the month begins, a page to track progress on key stats and goals after the month ends, two pages per month to brainstorm content ideas for your blog, email list, products, and collaborations, as well as space near the monthly calendar to write notes or record your content ideas before plugging them into your calendar. Keeping your blog post process checklist, business plan, and other planning pages in the same place as your monthly editorial calendar will help you stay focused in creating a compelling content plan that encourages blog growth and increased profits.