This Crafty Business (Maeri Howard)
NOTE: April 2012 ~ Due to other work commitments Maeri is regretably unable to continue with these posts.
Do you need to find some motivation to get your Crafty business started or to move it up a gear? Do you want to know how to start your business, expand it, promote and market it and manage your finances? Or do you simply need somewhere to ask for advice, blow off steam or ask for some friendly support, then this is the section for you.
As well as a wife and busy mum to 3 young children, Maeri Howard runs her own business providing crafting workshops in a studio in her own home and makes and sells her own bags etc on-line and at craft fairs. She also runs a support group for small local craft businesses and she has recently been filmed by the BBC for an On-line film which will be released in February 2012, looking at how small businesses recognise and promote the use of the internet.
Here’s the link to the BBC film, Maeri is No. 11 on the list: http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/courses/manchester-ship-canal/lessons/manchester-ship-canal
Maeri will be writing an article each month throughout this year, looking at many aspects of starting and running your own craft business, as well as giving you some motivational advice. If you have any questions or suggestions for areas you would like us to cover, please feel free to post below.
Here’s to a successful and prosperous 2012, where we turn our dreams into a reality.
To catch up on previous articles:
Introducing Maeri Howard: https://thecraftynetwork.wordpress.com/2011/12/
– 2012 start as you mean to go on. https://thecraftynetwork.wordpress.com/2012/01/
– How to make the jump! – https://thecraftynetwork.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/this-crafty-business-how-to-make-the-jump/