This book will help turn your dreams of starting your own craft business into reality. Written for the UK market by Kevin Partner - published author and co-founder of craft retailer MakingYourOwnCandles.co.uk - this book provides practical, detailed advice and a series of milestones to get your craft business off the ground. It also includes extensive case studies from other successful craft businesses. The book covers: What you need to know about how business works How to come up with, and test, your product range 3 methods for working out the right price Plain English guidance on dealing with HMRC and other government bodies - including direct links to the resources and forms you need Setting up at home - including specific advice on equipment and software Online marketplaces, including eBay and Amazon Top tips for success at Craft Fairs Your website How to promote your business and bring in the customers - online and in the real world The seven secrets of success.
Kevin Partner is a writer, businessman, programmer and tinkerer and has been gainfully self-employed since 1999 when he set up his first business.
Kevin is a long-standing contributing editor of PC Pro magazine writing about Online Business every month. He's also the author of How to Set Up an Online Business which is sold through Amazon and major outlets in the UK.
Aside from his writing, he also jointly runs MakingYourOwnCandles.co.uk with his wife Peta. MYOC is a manufacturer and online retailer of kits and materials for candle makers which has proven a huge hit with crafters in the UK and abroad. Based on the success of this business, Kevin wrote and published "Your Craft Business: A Step-by-Step Guide" which has helped hundreds of keen crafters establish their own businesses.
Kevin lives with his wife Peta and their young son in Hampshire in the south of England.