Start & Run a Craft Business

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This exceptional book, a perennial best-seller, is now released in its seventh edition. Updated content includes discussion of how you can use the Internet to benefit your craft business. If you want to turn your hobby into a money-making venture or improve your current sales, you will benefit from the dozens of tips inside this book. Profit from the popularity of handmade crafts Make things that sell Find markets for your crafts Make use of the Internet Written for anyone who has ever considered taking up crafts or is already involved in crafts as a hobby or business. The seventh edition includes essential information about: Discovering which crafts sell Determining your skill level Setting competitive prices Choosing the best sales outlets Increasing production The Internet as a sales tool The book comes with a CD-ROM filled with tools to help you get your business off the ground.


William Hynes began making handcrafted furniture while still a university student. In 1976, he and his wife set up their own craft business. They explored the market, as recommended in this book, and finally decided to specialize in stuffed toys, puppets, and pillows. Their business grew quickly, and soon they had 16 full-time employees. After 25 years in the business, they have now retired from full-time production crafts, and William Hynes acts as a consultant to craft and craft-related businesses.