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Quarter one (January, February, and March) can be slow for handmade businesses. Consumers are coming off of Christmas, receiving their Christmas credit card bills, and others have made New Year’s resolutions to cut back their spending. For handmade businesses, this doesn’t mean you can’t have a productive quarter. In fact, quarter one is a great time to plan for craft shows you’ll attend this year.
Let’s take a look at some of my favorite craft show related posts on Cutting for Business.
5 Must Read Articles on Craft Shows
- First, you have to find craft shows in your area. Here’s a list of resources:
- After you find shows and fairs, you may need to submit samples to the organizer. Learn about the differences between juried and non juried shows:
- After you’ve signed up, get started working on inventory:While this article isn’t directly related to craft shows, here’s an easy way to build up your stock:
- If you are planning to personalize products on the spot, I’ve got tips for you:
- Getting butterflies about an upcoming show? Take a deep breath and read over my favorite tips:
Save the image below to Pinterest, then head to my Craft Show Display and Idea board.
Since 2015, Christine Schinagl has been helping crafters start and run craft businesses through her blog, Cutting for Business. As a Silhouette and Cricut crafter herself, she has a unique take on what works and what doesn’t work in the craft business world. She also teaches a course on creating digital SVG designs, available at How to Design SVGs.