The Ultimate List of Crafty Small Business Resources

40+ Links to Crafty Small Business Tips, Tricks & Resources – geared mostly towards Etsy sellers, but also applicable to most crafters with small businesses.

Getting Started

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Your Own Business @ Levo League

7 Quick Tips to Start an Etsy Shop @ Everything Etsy

10 Tips for Starting Your Small Business @ How to Nest for Less

12 Essential Steps to Starting Your Freelance Business @ Regina

31 Days to Build Your Own Creative Business @ Market Your Creativity

How to Start An Etsy Shop – Etsy Tips & Tricks @ Liz Marie Blog

I’m A Mompreneur… Now What? Starting A Shop @ Poofy Cheeks

So You Want to Open an Etsy Shop? @ Always Rooney

Turning Your Creative Hobby into a Business @ Megan Brooke Handmade

 

Building Your Brand

The What & Why of Branding @ Elle & Co.

DIY Branding – Shopping for Supplies @ Oh My Handmade

ETSY TIPS – Branding @ Sketch.inc

 

Protect Yourself

How Etsy Gambles With Your Livelihood: 5 Ways to Protect Yourself @ Market Your Creativity

Make Sure Your Website Has Terms and Conditions @ Oh My Handmade

 

Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping For Your Freelance Business @ SillyGrrl

Handmade Business Plan – Why You Need One @ Handmadeology

How to Organize Your Business 28 Day Calendar (Free Printable) @ Clean Life and Home

Tax Printables @ Thirty Handmade Days

Tips and Tricks For Proper Invoicing @ Grown-up Shoes

 

Increase Your Profits

5 Tips for Growing Your Small Business @ Megan Brooke Handmade

7 Tips for Selling on Etsy @ Save to Splurge

14 Tips on Pricing Your Product @ Babble

17 Tips on Starting a Business @ Babble

21 Ways to Increase Your Etsy Sales @ Everything Etsy

40 Things to Do When Business is Slow to Help Grow Your Business @ Regina

How to Get Traffic to Your Handmade Business @ Craftaholics Anonymous

How to Sell Your Stuff @ Living Well Spending Less

Selling on Etsy 101 @ Daisy Cottage Designs

Shipping Tips for Small Businesses @ Reasons to Skip The Housework

Stop Making These 3 Etsy Mistakes @ Market Your Creativity

 

Tips & Tricks

5 Tips to Organize Your Life @ Crazy Little Projects

5 Tips to Starting a Business by Abby Larson @ Style Me Pretty

6 Habits of Successful Women @ Lauren Conrad

7 Tips For Working at Home @ Wonder Forest

14 Tips From My First Year Selling On Etsy @ Lansdowne Life

20 Tips for Selling On Etsy @ Everything Etsy

Etsy: What I’ve Learned & Tips for Success @ On Sutton PLace

Top Tips for Selling On Etsy @ Moms and Crafters

 

Other Resources

8 Blogs You Should Read if You Are a Handmade Business Owner @ The Steady Hand Blog

How to Write & Publish Your Own Craft Book @ Fall For DIY

The Best Online Resources for Professional Women @ Of Mercer

The Ultimate List of Craft Show Tips & DIY Display Ideas @ Everything Etsy

 

While I certainly do everything that I can to ensure that links are not broken and that titles are correct, if you see something that warrants editing, please let me know by leaving a comment.

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