Small Business Monday: Becky's Boutique

Small Business Monday: Becky's Boutique

Today's feature is all about reaching the next level with your business.

I strongly believe that in most cases small craft businesses can go full-time, with a mixture of the right attitude and the right plan. Today is a story about someone who really has taken her dream to a reality and is almost leveling-up to full time!

Let Me Introduce Becky of Becky's Boutique.

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Jan Tillett

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Jan Tillett

Today's feature is all about growing a business from passion.

I strongly believe that you need lots of passion for what you do to make your craft business work. More importantly that passion should guide you when you move into new areas that make both you and your business successful and happy.

Let me introduce Jan Tillett, who changed tact to build something that did just that.

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Caroline of Gorgeous Yarns

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Caroline of Gorgeous Yarns

Today's feature is all about starting your dream business.

I believe that you should always love what you do for a living and this is in part why being self employed is really my own personal heaven. It can be yours too, you just have to make a start!

Let Me Introduce To You Caroline From Gorgeous Yarns, Who Shows Us That It Is Never Too Late To Start Your Craft Business.

Small Business Mondays: An Interview with Jeni Hewlett of Fyberspates

Small Business Mondays: An Interview with Jeni Hewlett of Fyberspates

Today's feature is a real pleasure for me, because I get to talk to someone who has been a great inspiration to me. Someone who has taken their passion for textiles and turned it into a very impressive yarn business.

If you are a knitter you have probably come across of one of Jeni's yarns at a yarn shop, or on-line. The Fyberspates yarn collection has a growing worldwide recognition... and all to think it started in Jeni's bedroom back in 2005! Want to hear more?

Let Me Introduce To You Jeni From Fyberspates.

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Carol-Ann From OooohBeads

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Carol-Ann From OooohBeads

Today's feature is all about passion.

I've talked before about passion being a really important part of our craft businesses and in most successful cases you will see that it is a passion for a craft or a way of living that is centre to the makers behind the business. This is what makes us the buyers so much more enthusiastic about their brands!

Let Me Introduce To You Carol-Ann From OooohBeads, Who Shows Us That Passion Really Is A Big Part Of Craft Business.

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Emma From Ellie Press UK

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Emma From Ellie Press UK

Today's feature is some real inspiration for those of you who are wondering if now is the perfect time to start something creative.

I talk a lot about planning and research before you start a craft business and whilst I believe that's how every business should be started, right at the beginning it's about seizing the moment. Trusting in your intuition that now is the right time for you.

Let Me Introduce To You Emma From Ellie Press UK, Who seized her moment!

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Jess from Ink and Brayer

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Jess from Ink and Brayer

Today's feature is some real inspiration for those of you who want to take your business full-time this year.

I've talked before about taking things carefully and slowly, planning all the way... but I know if you started out like I did (by accident almost) then you may have missed a few steps. I'm here to tell you not to worry, you can still tame your growing business and turn it into something that becomes a valid and sustainable full time career.

Let Me Introduce To You Jess From Ink & Brayer, who is working on just that.

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Maxine From Tilly Tea Dance

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Maxine From Tilly Tea Dance

Today's feature is from a textile artist who I really admire.

I've talked before about how you need to market yourself and your products to gain the following you need to make sales and get a foot-in-the-door to bigger opportunities. Maxine is a shining example of how you can build a brand and a reputation over time to create a craft business you can take full time.

Let Me Introduce To You Maxine From Tilly Tea Dance.

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Steph from Perran Yarns

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Steph from Perran Yarns

Today's feature is from a fellow dyer who I have respected for years.

It's incredibly hard to balance your business with a day job and still come out on top. It's hard work and at times stressful... but it really can be done. Steph continually strives to push her business forward by putting the work in and always putting her customers first!

Let Me Introduce To You Steph from Perran Yarns.

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Lizzie from Clay Disarray

Small Business Monday: An Interview With Lizzie from Clay Disarray

Today's feature highlights passion, which is so important in our lives.

Some of us discover that our real creative passion lies somewhere completely different to where we first thought. These stories fascinate me, especially where a new business arises.

Let Me Introduce You To Lizzie Who Owns Clay Disarray.