This is one of my all time favorite books- at least when it comes to business. This is the description of the book on the author's webpage:
Craft, Inc.is the hipster business primer for entrepreneurial crafters to turn what they do for fun into what they do for money. Pro crafter Meg Mateo Ilasco offers a step-by-step guide to everything from developing products and naming the company to writing a business plan, applying for licenses, and paying taxes. Chapters on sales, marketing, trade shows, and publicity round out the mix. Plus, in-depth interviews with such craft luminaries as Johnathan Adler, Lotta Jansdotter, Denyse Schmidt, and Jilly Bliss provide inspiration and practical advice. Accessible, informative, and more than a little spunky, Craft, Inc.paves the way for today's creative minds to become tomorrow's trendsetters.
I tried to write a descrpition but the one on Meg's site is just waaay better. Craft Inc. is sort of my craft business bible, I have read it more than once and I continue to pull it off the shelf to re-read excerpts. And not only is it easy to read and more than helpful it is cute too, oh and did I mention affordable? Retail it goes for $16.95 or I just saw it on Amazon from $9-$11 (there is also a business planner available for the same price). GET THIS BOOK! You won't regret it, I promise!
Meg Mateo Ilasco is also creative director for Anthology magazine. You can read the blog and get a taste of the magazine by going to their website anthologymag.com, which I just discovered and am super excited about because it is filled with lots and lots of cool pictures that get my creative juices flowing and short, interesting text. I kind of wish my blog was like theirs but it is just way cooler than I can ever be so I will leave that coolness up to Meg, go check it out, again- I promise you will not be disappointed!