Most Popular Business Articles of 2015

The stats are in! These five articles published by The Arts Business Institute in 2015 got the most readership and shares.


Artist Anne Hempel


How an Artist Grew Her Business

Florida painter Anne Hempel increased sales of her work 50% since last year, and is raising her prices. Anne shares her story about making vital changes and overcoming challenges. She also gives her best advice for other artists looking to grow their small businesses.


Shopping at an art fair


How Artists Can Deal with Difficult Customers

Tired of hearing negative comments and complaints, and haggling with customers at shows? Use these tips to calm down a crisis, develop stronger relationships with your collectors and head off problems.


Craft Fair


Improve Your Sales Skills at Retail Fairs

What to say when a customer walks into your booth? If you are tongue-tied, or need a plan to break the ice, share the finer points of your work and increase your sales, check out our strategies in this article.


Writing on Computer


5 Places to Sell Exceptional Handmade Work

Looking for upscale online venues to sell your handmade work? Check out our recommendations of websites that might just be a perfect fit.


Shopping at a Show


10 Mistakes that Stop Your Creative Business in It’s Tracks

Yes, it’s true – you can be your own worst enemy if you are making any of these critical mistakes in your small business. Check our list and start planning strategies to make 2016 your best year yet!



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