My loom is scheduled to come tomorrow (assuming the estimated ship date is still accurate). While I am super excited about it (eeee!!!), I'm also starting to look ahead in terms of art/craft business. I really love planning things, love being organized (when it comes to stuff like this, my desk is another story) and really want this to happen. But damn, is it overwhelming!
I've read through Craft, Inc. a few times and am planning on buying her Business Planner as soon as I have the money. Meg's book is a really great resource for thinking, such as setting up your work environment, making goals, pricing and the like. She covers almost everything. But, a lot of her information is in guideline/inspiration form, whereas I'm at the point where I need very specific information.
Thank goodness I have such an awesome, small-business-owning mom. I plan on grilling her this weekend when I go home. Just a heads up, Mom :)
I've been selling my jewelry on consignment to Haven for over a year now (over a year!). They have the perfect market for my work and I love them. But, really, I need to get super serious. I'll be very busy making a big order for Haven in time for Plymouth's Art in the Park. I also might be taking part in an artist event at the end of July. I find out tomorrow for sure and, if so, the details. It would be kind of a big deal, so I'm really crossing my fingers!
I got a couple wedding planning books with my sister a while ago and they completely outline and list everything that has to happen for a wedding. Really, the detail into which they go is crazy! The writers of wedding books totally need to get together with the writers of business books and have book babies. Just sayin'.
I'm sorry this post is a little unreadable. My head is kind of full and unsettled these days.
Here's to deep breaths!