Hey people! Today I'm bringing you a review of a great book I read recently. I have several that I am half way through or are on my 'to read' pile that I'm hoping to share with you as I finish them, so we can get a great guide -to-arty-books thing happening here! I mostly read non-fiction, and they are mostly 'self improvement' or how-to-do-stuff, so if you're interested in that kind of thing, watch out for that here. Today I'm talking about Grow Your Handmade Business by Kari Chapin.
This book is essentially a guide to how to turn your hobby into a business. I bought this book a while back, and realised I had a stack of awesome arty books that I needed to share with you guys. It has been super helpful to me this past year in starting my business up. It is very much a 'how to do everything' book - it details what you can put in your business plan, and gives you a strategy for setting goals and achieving them.
Since reading the book, I have implemented her 'long term' and 'short term' method into my business goals and have learned to take my business a lot more seriously. This book isn't just full of obvious advice, it is full of learned experiences from Kari and from various creatives that she works with. I found it to be a very encouraging and insightful read.
I don't feel like I have reams and reams to actually write about this book, but if you are thinking of setting up a handmade business/ have set up but are just dabbling in it at the moment/have set it up and are pretty sure you know what you're doing - but you're still struggling, give this book a read.
Also, I'd like to add, just in case, that I purchased this book with my own money and decided to write a little review completely of my own accord, nobody asked/paid me to. I'm sharing because I think it is a great resource.
Let me know if you liked this post, and if it was helpful, and also if there's any others you recommend!