How to Deal with Difficult Customers

You may have had a tough day and the last thing you need is a complaint from a customer who is short-tempered, unhappy or unreasonable.

Artist & Maker Pricing Strategies

At every workshop presented by The Arts Business Institute, we teach pricing strategies. This topic is one of the most challenging and confusing for artists, and is essential to the health of your small business.

What Sets Your Work Apart?

Practice, explore and go deeply into the direction you have chosen to pursue in your studio work.

Top Published Articles of 2016

Here’s our annual recap of the most popular business articles published during 2016.

Artist Success: Printmakers Talk Business

We asked about the unique nature of their technique, how they explain the value of their work, and how they market and sell.

Artist Success: How Painters Sell Their Work

We spoke with three women who have different approaches to marketing and selling their work.

February Art Business Workshop Announced

The Arts Business Institute will present a weekend intensive Artist & Maker Business Bootcamp at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Philadelphia on February 18-19, 2017.

The Business of Fiber Art

We spoke with three fiber artists who use very different techniques, and asked them: What do you do? How do you earn money with your art?

Build Your Art Business Locally

The easiest place to sell your work might be right near your home. Use these tips to meet local business people, contacts and collectors.

Your Handmade Work and the Gift Market

The holiday season is the biggest time for gift buying, with fourth quarter making or breaking many stores’ sales quotas for the year.