November 2006

I just came across this wonderful interview with Cathy Callahan, owner of the craft business, Cathy of California. She makes some really wonderful, vintage-style crafts and has her own successful craft business web site (and the design is super cool). The interview is short, but there are links to her website and blog, and you […]

I found this short craft business article on the Asbury Park Press website. In the article, a couple of crafters discuss the need for some business skills if you are going to be successful on the craft fair circuit. There’s also some encouraging words about the amount of business done at many of these craft […]

I found this very interesting article in The Courier News (a Chicago area paper) about a woman who is offering custom-made body and bath products – shampoos, lotions, shower gels, etc. – out of a retail outlet in St. Charles. The interesting thing is that the owner, Dina Marie Tenuto, started out selling her handcrafted […]

This is a very specific post, but as I have a number of readers in the UK, I thought it would be worth mentioning… The Distinctly Cumbrian programme offer rural Cumbrian businesses the ability to receive a grant for a new or existing business. You can find out more at the Cumbrian Rural Enterprise Agency […]