Your Craft Business: A Step-by-Step Guide

Turn your dreams of starting your own craft business into reality.
Aimed at the UK market by the co-founder of craft retailer MakingYourOwnCandles.co.uk – this book provides practical, detailed advice and a series of milestones to get your craft business off the ground. It also includes extensive case studies from other successful craft businesses.

The book covers:

  • What you need to know about how business works
  • How to come up with, and test, your product range
  • 3 methods for working out the right price and why you should never compete to be the cheapest
  • Plain English guidance on dealing with HMRC and other government bodies – including direct links to the resources and forms you need and advice on companies, tax, regulation, accounting and insurance
  • Setting up at home – including specific advice on equipment and software
  • Online marketplaces, including eBay and Amazon
  • Top tips for success at Craft Fairs
  • Your website
  • How to promote your business and bring in the customers – online and in the real world
  • The seven secrets of success.

This Second Edition completely updates all the content in the book including the links to government and other external sites.
This edition includes QR Codes (similar to barcodes) that you can scan with your smartphone or tablet (instructions included) so you can visit the websites and resources mentioned without having to retype the web address.
“Creating a successful craft business is not rocket science but, to do it successfully, there are certain things you must know. This book captures the lessons I’ve learned since starting MakingYourOwnCandles, along with the experiences of other British craft businesses- both long established and recently set up. If you’re looking for the nitty-gritty, this is the book for you.”Kevin Partner

“I am now using this book to not only sell my candles and wax melts but also my handmade jewellery!” S Jarvis

“Really useful and inspiring book” J

“Very practical, easy to read and motivating. I’ve already bought a copy for a friend who is trying to start up.” M

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3 Responses to Your Craft Business: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. D. Dudman says:

    Invaluable – clear advice gave me confidence My biggest worry about starting my own craft business has always been the official/legal side of things.I have read any number of start your own business books which seem to have glossed over this area; however I found Kevin’s approach to be clear and concise, with signposts to sources for the type of information which will change over time keeping the book up-to-date.I now am clear on what I need to get in the way of insurance, who I need to inform and what records I…

  2. jpe says:

    really useful and inspiring book

  3. Allison says:

    Very Useful! I have read a few books of a similar genre as I am thinking of starting my own business and I have to say that this is by far the best book that I have read.I found it really easy, amusing and interesting to read with an incredible amount of useful information on each page (my kindle highlighter was working overtime!) which covered some very technical aspects of business start up without making me feel overwhelmed by the technospeak.It has left me feeling inspired to try for myself…

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