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 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.

Mom Inc

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452101217
Release Date: 2012-04-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides information for mothers looking to start a home business, including how to find clients, write a business plan, create a blog, launch a Web site, and balance home and work life.

Craft Inc Revised Edition

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452101418
Release Date: 2011-10-05
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.

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.

Grow Your Handmade Business

Author: Kari Chapin
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603428767
Release Date: 2012-07-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Are you ready to make a living from your craft? Learn how to map out a financial plan, expand production, automate distribution, address legal matters, and much more. Start growing your business beyond the dining room table and leave your day job behind.

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

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 Sell Your Crafts Online

Author: Derrick Sutton
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429984652
Release Date: 2011-10-11
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

With over 400,000 sellers on Etsy, how can you make YOUR shop stand out and increase your sales? This is a key question for many crafters and artists who are selling online these days. Now here are all the answers and much more from author and Etsy seller Derrick Sutton. Based on his self-published guide, and drawn from his practical experience, you will learn how to boost your Etsy sales, attract more customers, and expand your online presence. Derrick shares his proven online sales and marketing knowledge in an easily accessible format, complete with simple actions steps at the end of each chapter. Learn how to completely optimize your Etsy shop, website, or blog, and much more. Some of the topics covered include: -How to design a catchy Etsy banner -How to gain an instant analysis of your shop and where you need to focus your efforts -A crash course on photographing your items and key mistakes to avoid class -Fail-safe copywriting secrets -How to take advantage of Etsy's forums, Treasury, and more -The effective way to use Facebook and Twitter, and why so many people get it wrong How to Sell Your Crafts Online offers crafters and artists practical internet marketing techniques from an experienced Etsy seller that will pave the way for a profitable online business! Praise for Derrick Sutton's e-Guide Crafting Success: "This is really a great guide through the mind-boggling thicket of internet selling. It's so easy to follow and straight forward..." --- Etsy seller jenniferwhitmer "I definitely saw a difference in my sales after doing many of the things suggested." --- Etsy seller mishmishmarket "A true wealth of useful information." --- Etsy seller helixelemental "[The steps are] easily presented, so making changes to your shop can be done instantly as you are reading." -- Licky Drake, HappyGoLicky Custom Silver Jewelry "A tremendous amount of information. I learned more from [this book] than from anything I have purchased in five years." --- Etsy seller HandpaintedGifts

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 Baby Keepsake Book and Planner

Author: Mindy Weiss
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761181712
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre:

Here's an amazing baby book like no other. For one, because The Baby Keepsake Book and Planner is in a binder, it's completely guilt-free and customizable. Forgot to record baby's first steps? No matter, just tear out that page. Is your baby adopted? No need to avoid the pages about your birthing experience; instead, add pages about your journey to adoption. Second, it combines the precious and the practical. The binder includes six tabbed dividers with pockets, covering pregnancy through age four. Then inside are 104 full-color pages, including everything from checklists, doctor's notes, menu planning charts, vaccine and immunization schedule to All About Us, First Feelings, Your Favorite Things, Birthday Party Memories. In addition, there is a plastic pouch for odd-sized memorabilia like a hospital bracelet; ten pages of heavyweight stock to mount photographs and other visual memorabilia; a foldout growth chart (on the underside of the belly band); and a keepsake envelope for a lock of hair. And third, the binder includes three portable booklets—“Prenatal Doctor's Visits,” “Nursing Tracker,” and “Pediatrician Visits.” This perfect baby shower gift is as stylish as it is useful. In the same format as the author's category-killingWedding Planner & Organizer, it is inspiring, easy to use, and fun—and will be a memento to hand down from one generation to the next.

The Conquer Kit

Author: Natalie MacNeil
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399175770
Release Date: 2015-12-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Business plans are one of the last remaining spaces in publishing where intimidating lingo, dry writing, and overly long verbiage are still the norm. You know what these books look like - big and manual-like, there's usually a middle-aged man standing with his arms crossed (or pointing!) on the cover, making promises in all caps about the money you'll make. The Conquer Kitis an interactive journal experience that brings business planning into the realm of play. Readers are invited to sketch, scribble, glue, dream, and write on the pages . . . all while developing an airtight business plan with proven money-making methods and strategies. Author and entrepreneur Natalie MacNeil encourages readers to build a strong foundation with the four pillars of every successful business (the right name, the right business setup and entity, a sound legal structure, and a basic financial system), create heart-centric products and marketing plans, put together their A team, envision the bigger picture, and bring their dream business to life. Praise for Natalie MacNeil'We need more miracle workers in leadership positions, and I love Natalie and the work she's contributing to the world in the service of others.' Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of May Cause Miracles 'It's fantastic what you are doing . . . You inspire me.' Arianna Huffington 'Natalie MacNeil was one of the very first entrepreneur-writers invited to blog on ForbesWoman, and for good reason. Her blog, like her book, is smart, upbeat, inspirational, and full of practical advice for women who want to own their dream careers.' Caroline Howard, editor of Forbes WomanPraise for She Takes On the World 'Stop listening to what other people are saying about how you should live your life and start reading Natalie MacNeil's book, which will help you gain control over your future. In this uplifting chronicle of her experiences, coupled with timeless career advice, you will become smarter and more confident in your career.' Dan Schawbel, New York Times- bestselling author of Promote Yourself

The Handmade Marketplace 2nd Edition

Author: Kari Chapin
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612123363
Release Date: 2014-05-30
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Make money doing what you love. Kari Chapin’s insightful and inspiring guide to turning your crafting skills into earned income has been completely revised and updated. The Handmade Marketplace is filled with proven techniques that can help you brand your business, establish a client base, sell your products, and effectively employ all aspects of social media. Learn how easy it is to enjoy a lucrative career while leading the creative life you’ve always craved.