Synopses & Reviews
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based craft business? Have you been hesitant to put your plans into action? This comprehensive guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies you will need to launch a successful business.
Author Kenn Oberrecht, a successful home-based woodworker, shares his experiences and down-to-earth advice to help you estimate your start-up costs, manage your cash flow, and stay profitable once you're in business. From painless record keeping to finding craft supplies on the Internet, his step-by-step methods are practical and easy to understand. Use his handy worksheets, quizzes, and checklists to turn your dream into a reality.
Whether you want to earn a living from your craft or just make some extra money, this guide can help you experience the satisfaction of building your own home-based business.
Any of these crafts can be the basis of a successful business:
and many more!
Use these special features and workbook pages:
Quick Quiz for Artisans
Sample Business Plan
Market Survey for Retail Outlets
Sample Pricing Equation, Invoice, and Statement
Computer Systems Comparison
Directory of Craft Associations, Suppliers, and Publications
Comprehensive yet practical step-by-step explanations give readers the tools to launch and grow a home-based craft business. Worksheets, quizzes, and checklists help to turn dreams into reality.
About the Author
is the author of more than two dozen books and numerous articles in home-and-workshop magazines. He lives in North Bend, Oregon.
Table of Contents
(1) Starting Your Home-Based Craft Business (2) Working Out of Your Home (3) Financial Planning (4) Financial Management (5) The Legal Aspects of Your Craft Business (6) Writing a Business Plan (7) Taxes and Record Keeping (8) Using a Computer in Your Business (9) Managing Your Craft Business (10) Marketing Your Craft Business (11) Selected Bibliography (12) Source Directory (13) Index