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Artist Profile: Amy Frank

With a smart concept and a lot of hard work, Amy Frank of Mindfully Made Studios has built a solid handmade business. Here’s how she did it.     ABI:  How did you develop the original concept for your collection? AF:  I’ve been sewing and selling work for some time, but Mindfully Made Studios was […]

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How to Launch a Successful Handmade Business

New Handmade Business Course Announced

ABI, in partnership with F+W Publications, announces an upcoming e-course “How to Launch a Successful Handmade Business” to begin September 1, 2015 at Craft Online University.

Artist Lisa Jaworski displays her work

Connect with Your Customer

Shoppers are interested in themselves most of all, so you will need to speak about your work as it relates to them.

Pelati Jewelry Collection

How an Artist Embraced Her Business Side

She understands the value of these customers because of the great potential of repeat orders and long-term potential of lasting business relationships.

Meeting new buyers at a trade show

The Value of Your Customer Base

You might think it’s your studio equipment or perhaps your inventory, but the truth is that your customer base is one of the most important and often the most valuable asset you have.

Outdoor Art and Craft Festival

Are You Losing Sales Opportunities?

Before you do another show, make sure you are prepared to offer the best customer service possible to your customers, and maximize sales at the event as well as afterwards.