- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2146 KB
- Print Length: 199 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1908707011
- Publisher: Kyl Craig Publishing (30 Jan. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0073V22SM
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- Average Customer Review: 35 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,809 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Easy to read and the author's logical thinking is very useful. I look forward to putting some of the ideas into practice.
"Get a Business License
This is a an annual license, usually purchased via your county clerk, that allow you to operate a business within your state"
This is obviously for the US readers,but do UK readers need a Business License? No clue. Following on from that, the next paragraph talks about DBA (Doing Business As) - Fictitious Business Name. This again is for US readers, and then after that paragraph IN BRACKETS is the info for the UK readers for DBA or "Trading AS" as it is known in the UK)
The other issue that I was surprised about was the fact that after setting up her crafty business, she made a lot of mistakes which resulted in her business failing and "I was forced to sell my home and pretty much declare myself bankrupt as I simply couldn't keep up with all the loan repayments." There is no mention of this in the product description, all it says is "Alison McNicol is a UK-based crafty entrepreneur who has launched several successful craft businesses, selling her products in stores worldwide." This is a little misleading in my opinion. Yes she launched a craft business and sold into department stores but she didn't continue to be successful. I guess there is something to learn from the author's mistakes like don't grow too big too fast, don't overstretch yourself and don't borrow too much money but these are pretty obvious things that most people know already. I would rather learn from someone who is still running a successful craft business, not someone who failed at it. Sorry if that seems harsh but this book is not what I expected and not useful in the main to UK crafters.
Mostly I didn't get much out of this book that wasn't already available in other books. The book has been returned.
I was also disappointed that there was very little mention of online selling through Etsy and Folksy. For a beginning craft seller, these are easy ways of dipping your toe into the crafts market, without committing too much upfront.
However, I will give it three well-earned stars as there was some really practical information that I hadn't come across before, and I got the impression this was knowledge the author had learned the hard way. For this info alone, I won't be returning the book or passing it on, so overall, it's a fairly good title.
Therefore, I'm still waiting for a UK version of a title that is as good as "Craft Inc" or "The Handmade Marketplace" are for US crafters.
i looked at few buisness books but decided on this one as its very easy reading, and you dont need a degree to be able to read it, lots of advice and help all in this little big book.
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