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Handmade for Profit!: Hundreds of Secrets to Success in Selling Arts & Crafts [Paperback]

Barbara Brabec
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Oct. 10 2002
Through her books, articles, and periodicals, Barbara Brabec has been showing people how to profit from their creative talents and know-how for over twenty-five years.

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"The first step to building a profitable crafts enterprise at home," declares noted crafts-business expert Barbara Brabec, "is to think of it as a business, not a hobby ... whether your annual income goal is $500 or $50,000." Handmade for Profit explains clearly how to do just that, with coverage of 16 different retail markets, including fairs and shows, shops and galleries, and Internet and catalog sales. All of the other necessary basics are presented as well, from building confidence, developing your product line, and setting prices, to creating a printed professional image with brochures, business cards, labels, and more. Of particular interest is the final chapter, which details precisely how to turn your hobby into a successful business. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Brabec and Platt are both successful craft authors with a wealth of business experience to share with those who are just starting out. Although their product lines are somewhat different, the business methods covered in both books are essentially the same, with particular attention paid to selling at shows, malls, and individual shops. Both authors combine a chatty style full of personal anecdotes with practical, down-to-earth advice about production, marketing, and legal considerations. Persons wanting to go into business and those already selling should read both books, and more, to have a realistic picture of the requirements for a successful craft business. Both titles are recommended.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wealth of New Information in 2002 Edition Dec 17 2002
If you're serious about wanting to turn your crafts into a successful business, you must have this completely new rewritten edition. Barbara has written a "Bible for the entrepreneur!" The book is a bargain that will save you time and money as it leads you through setting goals, developing and pricing your product, into new opportunities and new technologies for marketing your talents. As an author, publisher, and owner of a crafts business, I have found more helpful advice in this new book for all three of my endeavors than in any other resource on my bookself. You won't be sorry you bought "Handmade for Profit".
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Most Used Reference Book - 2002 Edition! Jan. 9 2003
Barbara's new book is awesome! Lots of new information and quotes from "real" folks. Reading the first edition encouraged me to change direction in my business and has introduced my handmade glass beads to an entire new buying public on the internet!
Lots of side bar information to explain concepts and thoughts in detail, and lots of humor. It's a book that will go everywhere with you... to be browsed, read and re-read as you grow your home-based business! Every tool you ever need is in this new, 2002 edition!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!! May 5 2004
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This book is wonderful!!! I don't even usually read but I've gotten halfway through in about 2 weeks. It's so great! I thought I couldn't really learn anything, but I was amazed at the helpful info in here. Now I am totally in love the Barbara Brabec!! I'm about to order 2 more books now! and I already got Creative Cash too. She is wonderful! The book is so well written and informative!! More then worth the money it cost. It should be on artist/crafters bookself.
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