Data Protection 2018 for small creative businesses

GDPR stands for the ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ which comes into force in the EU on May 25th 2017. The UK will have it's own version based on the GDPR, which basically this means the old...
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A comprehensive guide to the insurance you need to protect your craft business.

Don't just cross your fingers and hope! A comprehensive guide to the insurance you need to protect your craft business. You have car and house insurance ‘just in case’ something happens, did you...
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CE Marking for handmade soft toys

If you make and sell handmade soft toys for children then you need to know about CE Marking. Here is the low down from Vicki Gregory who ensures all her own handmade soft toys meet the requirements...
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Handmade earrings – are they exempt from refunds?

Handmade earrings - are they exempt from refunds? They can be!!! A big assumption is that all handmade earrings are exempt from refunds for hygiene reasons, this isn't always the case.  It has more...
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The top ten reasons craft business owners should be using video

Videos are everywhere at the moment and they are the marketing tool of 2017, especially live video!  Here are my top ten reasons why you should be using videos in your handmade business marketing....
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Pricing your crafts to sell.

Pricing your crafts to sell! Imagine your handmade goodies are flying off your virtual shelves, so fast, you feel like you have made it and you can't stop doing little happy dances...
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Business changing advice, tips and news for designers, artists, makers and crafters 

“Nicola has transformed my business.  Transformed is a big word but its not big enough to adequately describe the difference she has made…  I’m gaining the reputation I dreamed about when I first started this journey.” – Melanie Forrer-Pratt Founder of Mel’s Nimble Thimble

Latest Handcrafted Business Articles

Hello!  You’ve put hours of love into perfecting your craft, now you are ready to discover the magic of marketing so you can make money from your handmade business. You are in the right place.

Here, at A Handcrafted Business I have put together  great craft business advice and the latest handcrafted business news you need to know.  

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“Nicola Smith I am not quite sure how I came across you and I know I should because since then you have paid a very significant part in Mae and me.

I can do what I do but anything else, well… so that’s when you come in.

Yesterday’s session was so inspiring and I just love how you keep me focusing and going down the right road.

Before I spoke to you I was at sixes and sevens thinking ‘when am I going to do that’ ‘haven’t got time to do this etc. but now, I know exactly what I am doing for the rest of this year and next.

I know I have said it before but I am going to say it again, I am glad I now have you in my life and wished I had known you long ago. I would certainly recommend you to anyone.

You are excellent at what you do and I know now that I have the confidence to succeed, thank you.”

Sue Jennings

Mae and Me

I’ve only been in the club for a few days, but already my motivation is sky high. I’m finishing off little jobs, planning new lines and actually doing all those other “I’ll do that tomorrow” jobs on the page. I’m enjoying the behind the scenes of the business for the first time in ages. The club is incredibly friendly, it feels a little bit like the back of the classroom!

Lisa Carter

Cosy Cushion Covers

“Your advice has been helpful somewhere quite unexpected. I was updating my profile on Match a few months ago and I heard you telling me “You need to write for your perfect customer”. I re-wrote my profile not thinking that some things might put people off but thinking that the right person won’t be put off because it will just be right. That week I started chatting with S** and we’ve been together since and looking forward to a happy future together so thank you!!

Anonymous

a craft business

I was feeling like I couldn’t see the woods for the trees before I joined. I didn’t know how to market and didn’t know how to best use my time doing it. I still have lots to learn and know I’m in the best place to do that learning!! Also the support is amazing!

Vicki Gregory

Miss Gregory's Gorgeous Gifts

I highly recommend you all enter  the Members Club nothing is too small and the extra help is amazing. I’ve learnt so much on the business side.

Sarah Davis

I’m new to the membership club, but it’s already having a positive impact on my business. Being held accountable, in a lovely happy environment, is working wonders for keeping me focused and on track.

Nicky Merrick

Pink Giraffe

I had followed Nicola’s Facebook page for ages but never taken the step to join the Members Club. I have a small and variable income each month and I was hesitant to spend £15 of my hard earned cash on something that I didn’t know if it would bring results. However once I took the plunge, I haven’t regretted a thing! Nicola is amazing and knows so much, and the support in the group is unrivaled. My sales have increased and I feel so much more knowledgeable, and only after three months! 🙂

Victoria Sol

Destai

“Nicola Smith I am not quite sure how I came across you and I know I should because since then you have paid a very significant part in Mae and me. I can do what I do but anything else, well… so that’s when you come in.  Yesterday’s session was so inspiring and I just love how you keep me focusing and going down the right road.

Before I spoke to you I was at sixes and sevens thinking ‘when am I going to do that’ ‘haven’t got time to do this etc. I know I have said it before but I am going to say it again, I am glad I now have you in my life and wished I had known you long ago. I would certainly recommend you to anyone.  You are excellent at what you do and I know now that I have the confidence to succeed, thank you.”

Sue Jennings

Mae and Me

I was very cautious when I first joined, but soon learned what a lovely friendly bunch you all are. The help and support that Nicola gives each and every one of us is phenomenal. I’m so pleased that I took that first step. Thank you Nicola and all of you.

Perry Noon

Thimbles and Thumbs

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