Books are my favorite thing in the world, so it is no surprise that I have purchased a bundle of them relating to creative businesses. Here are three of my favorites:
Creative Girl: The Ultimate Guide for Turning Talent and Creativity into a Real Career by Katharine Sise
I’m still trying to decide if I find the title a trifle demeaning, but I love the content. Information packed chapters are interspersed with space to journal.
The Crafty Superstar Ultimate Craft Business Guide by Grace Dobush
I’m a sucker for a cute book, and this one is very aesthetically pleasing. It’s also truly helpful, with packing checklists for events, links to legal advice for artists, and state-by-state information on Indie craft fairs.
Craft Inc. Business Planner by Meg Mateo Ilasco
I don’t have the most recent edition, but mine has dividers by topic, lots of space to write notes, graph goals, etc. As you can see, I find interactive books helpful. This one truly guides you towards developing a real business step-by-step. I think if I could get myself all the way through, my business would be thriving. :] But I certainly have this and the other books to thank for the progress I have made.
Jennie Robertson lives, writes, and mothers from her home in rural New Hampshire. In addition to writing for TOTS, she is book review editor at literary magazine Mothers Always Write, runs a custom/wholesale handmade business, SelkieMum, and writes about homeschooling on her blog, We Did School Today.