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Description - Creating a Successful Craft Business by Robert Robbins

Providing craftspeople with career advice that has been learned in the trenches of the crafts business, this reference is written by two experienced crafts makers who have been through the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of starting a craft business. From writing a business plan and financing an idea to choosing the most cost-efficient production method and best-suited sales approach, the book offers a blueprint to successful crafts entrepreneurship. In 25 lessons, readers learn step-by-step how to assess business opportunities, negotiate with bankers, choose the ideal retail location, promote the business online, and expand into lucrative new markets. A special chapter on buying and selling wholesale helps advanced craftspeople to boost their business growth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581152777
ISBN-10: 1581152779
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert Robbins

Rogene A. Robbins and Robert Robbins are experienced craftspeople and entrepreneurs who have founded and run craft businesses of all kinds. They opened their first retail store more than ten years ago, have distributed their products on a trade show, retail, and wholesale level, and have employed as many as fourteen craftspeople at peak times. The couple now lives in Ralston, Nebraska, where Rogene writes and teaches about the arts and crafts business and creates her own brands of quilts. Creating a Successful Crafts Business is their first book with Allworth Press.