Monday, December 15, 2008

Fantastic Find

Finally in STOCK! I've been waiting just over 2 months for this to arrive. Thank you for delivering my fresh, new copy of Craft Inc, written by Meg Mateo Ilasco. To read the book's introduction from the author's website click here.

This book is widely known as the bible of all books to help you turn your craft or "creative hobby into a business." It's written in a modern way and covers everything from production and pricing plans, protecting your work, to writing your mission statement and business plan and of course that's just the tip of the iceberg. There's even a section titled "Internet Resources" which lists helpful links to craft fairs, outsourcing, trade shows and government resources just to name a few.

My favorite part of the book is the interviews she starts each new chapter with. Lotta Jansdotter shares her story of how she came to the realization she needed to outsource production of her goods in order to grow. Julie Elliott of In Fiore describes how she left her full time job to pursue her passion for aromatherapy and started the first business to introduce oils and balms into the luxury market. Then the infamous Jonathan Adler, who explains how important it is to have a meaningful mission statement and "manifesto".

WARNING: You must not read this book without a notebook, pen and highlighter. It's definitely going to be your favorite reference book for your new business.

Best of luck and wishes to all you craftsters.

1 comment:

Vana said...

off to purchasing it right now:) Thanks for the link.

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