For the last six months or so, I've been thinking of selling some of my handcrafted items. I've made all kinds of stuff; hemp jewlery, paintings, pottery, and lots of different baby items ( soothie keepers, dresses, stuffed animals, bows, and lollies). Everything I've made has been given to close friends and family or I'm currently using it in my home.
I know I have alot of work ahead of me but, I'm very excited to begin. So for the next few months I'm just going to try to get as much information from as many people who currently have a home business such as the one I am hoping to start. I want to learn as much as I can about running a small business and try to work of as many kinks before I dive in head first!
I would greatly appriciate any advise from you all. I know lots of you out there are currently running very successful businesses and really hope some of you may be able to take a moment and give me some much needed guidance.
I hope to participate in a locate craft show in May so I am going to get a some items ready for that and should have some business cards by then too.
I'm wondering should I make a website or create a new blog for advertising?
Do I really need business cards?
Should I make items available online or only sell locally?
Thanks again to anyone who reads this post!! Have a great day!