Category Archives: Business

How to Start Your Own Business From Your Hobby

Anyone who makes good-quality handcrafted items has at some point been asked why they don’t try to sell them and anyone stuck in the nine to five grind and has a hobby that they’re passionate about has considered taking the plunge and setting up at least a side-business selling what they love to make. What […]

How to Turn Your Woodworking Hobby into a Successful Business

woodworking hobby

There comes a time in the life of every serious hobbyist when they start to dream of turning their passion into a way of making a living. After all, if you derive the greatest pleasure from taking raw pieces of wood and turning them into finished pieces that are not only functional but beautiful, why […]

5 Ways to Grow Your Business By Building Trust With Customers

build trust with buyers

Every aspect of your design business – no matter how big or how small – all work together to grow your business. Your website, your storefront, your products, and even your store hours all play a part… and especially your customer interactions both in-person and online. 55% of consumers are willing to pay more money […]

5 Ways to Become a More Efficient Woodworker

efficient woodworker

Just as with any craft, your woodworking skills will improve with practice, but even beginners can benefit from some basic ground rules to get you off to a good start and help you work efficiently! These tips will save you time, improve the quality of your projects, and help you become an efficient woodworker. Keep […]

How to Source Materials Responsibly

source materials

Every decision you make as a business owner builds your identity. This includes things like what you decide to do for packaging and materials. Researching and using materials that are sourced responsibly is important to show off your values. Customers want to know what their products are made out of and also how the products […]

Are you using your strengths in your business?

strengths in your business

You hear a lot about the importance of constructive criticism and all the good things it entails. It promotes better communication. It enhances personal growth and it simply gets the best work out of people. You may be a creator who is constantly working to improve your craft and your business practices. But you probably […]

What Should You Charge for Your Handmade Products

handmade products

In the online marketplace, buyers have many different options spread out before them. While obviously the quality and style of your work will play an important role in how well your items sell, the price you charge for your handmade products is also a major factor in their final decision. But here’s the twist- that […]