Last week, I gave a little tutorial on writing a business plan. I thought it might be helpful to mention a few of my favorite business books also. All three of these are easy to read and really helpful for the business of selling your creations. I had to pull one off my desk, one out of my night stand, and the other out of the living room. As you can see, I keep them around and use them whenever I am feeling like some inspiration, (on the business side of things that is), I get them out.
My favorite is Barbabra Brabec's book Make it Profitable! I have had this book for ever, it's great for helping with designing promotional materials, marketing, and just getting organized. It's an all around good craft business book.
Second is Wendy Rosen's Crafting As A Business. Wendy Rosen is the person behind the Buyers Market of American Craft that is held twice a year in Philadelphia. The Rosen Group has made it their business to help artists to succeed. I like this book because their are interviews with actual artists.
This is my most recent business book buy, Self Promotion for the Creative Person by Lee Silber. This is a fun book to read, he's got some good stories thrown in with some really great ideas.
It's cold outside... so get cozy with one of these craft business reads.
Written by Jennifer Heynen of Jangles.