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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start a Craft Business

Do you want to start a craft business? Congratulations! I’m excited for you! Did you know that Bloomberg estimates that 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs that start a business fail in the first 18 months? I promise I am not here to ‘rain on your parade’, but there are a few things to consider before …

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Dos and Don’ts for Naming Your Craft Business

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of business-owners-to-be asking for advice online about naming their new businesses. Sadly, I’ve also seen a lot of poor name suggestions be given out. Let’s go over a quick list of Dos and Don’ts for naming your upcoming business. Dos and Don’ts for Naming Your Craft Business Do choose a …

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10 Benefits to Having a Niche in Your Craft Business

I’m a huge advocate for having a niche, or specialty, in your Silhouette or Cricut craft business. While some believe it is better to be a ‘Jack/Jill of all Trades’, here are some benefits of choosing a niche. 10 Benefits to Having a Niche in Your Craft Business Credibility – When a new customer comes …

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CPSIA Exemptions, Labeling, and CPCs for Crafters

Let’s continue on our talks about CPSIA exemptions, labeling, and Children’s Product Certificates (CPCs) from yesterday. If you haven’t read this post yet, you’ll need to read it or nothing in today’s post will make sense. Again, my legal team would like me to remind everyone that I’m not an attorney and not giving out …

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Do You Need Suffocation Warnings on Packaging in Your Craft Business?

Serious stuff today, craft business friends. Every year, babies and toddlers die from suffocating on plastic packaging. Today, let’s take a look at the laws surrounding what warnings you need on your plastic packaging. This is especially important for at home craft businesses, because most of us create our own packaging. Laws Related to Suffocation …

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5 Business Card Tips + Where to Order Business Cards for Your Craft Business

I had an interesting conversation recently with a Silhouette business owner. She detailed to me how she spent hours printing and cutting her own business cards using her Silhouette Cameo 3 every week. She was looking for advice on being able to speed up the process so she could take care of others things in …

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Free Printable Calendar: When to List Your Holiday Craft Products for Sale

If you are anything like me, time flies! I swear that each time I look at a calendar, I find myself saying, “I can’t believe (insert a month) is already here!” This led me to create a chart detailing when you should list what holiday products for sale. My downloadable chart breaks down major holidays, seasons, and …

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Back to School Money Maker: Vinyl Name Decal Sheets

For the kids heading back to a traditional school setting this year, these adhesive vinyl name decal sheets are always a quick money maker! Why do they sell well? Since most schools require that everything you send with your child be labeled with their name – parents need to be able to label everything with …

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How to Find Out If Your Craft Business Name is Already Taken

Starting and naming a small business can be so hard. So, when you settle on the perfect name, there’s a few things you need to do before making it your own. I highly recommend spending an afternoon doing the appropriate research about your chosen business name. There’s nothing worse than getting all set up and …

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