Off Season? Here Are 5 Things You Can Still Do!

It is that time of the year again, when we all complain about business being slow. With the rains playing spoilsport, craft shows and flea markets pack up for the season. People tend to stay indoors or go out on weekend retreats. Which means, shopping exactly isn’t on their mind. How can an art business…

Where are my customers hiding?

Passion- The buzzword that everyone is talking about. They tell you that you need to be passionate about your work and everything else will follow. That’s true, for every creative business to survive you do need passion. But for it to thrive – go beyond the regular sustenance- it needs something else. Paying customers! That’s…

5 Things To Know Before You Start Your Small Business

Are you an artist who has been creating exquisite handmade art for friends and family for a long time? If you are seriously contemplating turning your passion into a business, Congratulations! You have made the right decision. Here are some things you must know before you take the plunge. You are the captain of your…

Awkward Conversations A Handmade Artist Has To Endure

“So what do you do for a living?” “I am a handmade business owner.” *Blank expression* “What is that?” “I make quilts and sell them” “Isn’t that just a hobby?” Now that’s an uncomfortable situation many of us handmade sellers would try to avoid due to our peace-loving nature. 😉 But there are times when we have…

9 Things To Remember While Pursuing A Hobby Business And Holding Your Job

Pursuing a hobby business while holding a job is engaging, and a good source of income. Here are tips to handle a hobby business smoothly. A lot of women today aspire to pursue their passions in the form of home-based businesses along with holding full-time or part-time jobs. Be it making homemade chocolates or teaching a…