CraftyPod #113: Kari Chapin Answers Your Crafty-Business Questions

09 Apr 2010

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In this show:

Kari Chapin, author of The Handmade Marketplace, answers your crafty business questions.

• The conversation ranges from one-of-a-kind products to business plans to multiple income streams to various venues for selling.

• ...And we we talk about how all that stuff is different for microbusinesses than it may be for "crafty empires."


• Here's the book: The Handmade Marketplace - a very flexible guide for the many forms crafty businesses can take.

• A couple resources you might seek out in your local community for general business help: The Small Business Administration and SCORE.

• Kari also highly recommends The Switchboards, an online community of indie business owners who share resources and advice.

Goals were a recurring theme in this show. Here are some interesting posts about goal-setting:

A guide to SMART goals, from Goal Setting Guide

Why goal-setting makes you cringe, from Lifehacker

A Goal-Setting Toolkit, from Success Begins Today

(Huge thanks to Nichole for those links!)

Chris Brogan on setting micro-goals

Dave Navarro on making goals easier to achieve

Seth Godin on the goals you never hear about

Chris Brogan on redrawing your goals



Great show and beautiful book cover, I'm adding that one to my wish list for sure! Oh, and goal setting links, mmm! Away we go!

thank you so much for answering my question. so excited to hear my name... Glad its ok to sell both online and locally. I'll definitely be asking the shops policy on this too however just as suggested.