Your Craft Business: A Step by Step Guide Second Edition (Paperback)

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Over 4,000 copies sold of this best selling book which reached number FOUR in Amazon's Non-Fiction chart.  Buy the paperback direct from us and get a big discount on the Amazon price!

Ever fancied making money from your craft talents? Know someone who does? Whether or not you intend to sell candles, this book will help you both make your decision about starting up, and it'll then take you step by step through creating your own successful craft business.

Your Craft Business: A Step-by-Step Guide will help turn your dreams of starting your own craft business into reality - whether you want to sell candles or any other craft. Written exclusively for the UK market by Kevin Partner - published author and co-founder of craft retailer MakingYourOwnCandles.co.uk - this 205 page book provides, advice and a series of milestones to get your craft business off the ground. It also includes extensive case studies from other successful craft businesses.

The book covers:

  • What you need to know about how business works
  • How to come up with, and test, your product range
  • 3 methods for working out the right price and why you should never compete to be the cheapest
  • Plain English guidance on dealing with HMRC and other government bodies - including direct links to the resources and forms you need and advice on companies, tax, regulation, accounting and insurance
  • Setting up at home - including specific advice on equipment and software
  • Online marketplaces, including eBay and Amazon
  • Top tips for success at Craft Fairs
  • Your website
  • How to promote your business and bring in the customers - online and in the real world
  • The seven secrets of success.

Your Craft Business was written to answer the questions that crafters ask. How did we know? Because we asked them - over 100 crafters were involved in the writing of this book. We believe it's the best possible guide to starting your own craft business in the UK - if you want to know what's truly involved, this is the book for you.

This new, second, edition has been completely updated to include the latest information on government regulations, tax and fully updated web links. It also includes special codes you can scan into your smartphone or tablet so you can go straight to the links in the book without having to type them in (full instructions in the book)

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  • 4
    Inspiring.

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Aug 2016

    Lots of obvious issues re-enforced but lots more issues that I'd never even considered! A useful book, thank you.

  • 5
    Great book for starting a craft business!

    Posted by Julie on 18th Mar 2016

    This is a brilliant straight to the point referral book for anyone thinking of starting a craft business in the UK. Everything you need to know concisely in the one place. Definitely worth the buy. Thank you

  • 5
    Simply the best book written on setting up a craft business

    Posted by Laura Liversedge on 31st Jan 2016

    I am in the process of setting up my own candle making business and i have lost count of how many books i have brought so far!!
    'Your Craft Business A Step by Step Guide' is by far the best, it came with me everywhere and i could not put it down!! Very inspirational, very motivational, extremely informative, well written in a step by step easy to read guide. I dont normally write reviews but this book has left me beaming with enthusiasm ... if you are thinking of starting your own craft business, then i cannot reccomend this book enough!!!!
    Thank you Kevin Partner.

  • 5
    Good advice

    Posted by Pam on 16th Mar 2015

    I am only about a third of the way through this book but all the advice that has been given is very sensible and easy to follow. Although a good deal of it you will have heard before, it is good to know that someone has followed it and become a success. A very well written book.

  • 5
    Excellent read

    Posted by Alan Smith on 13th Feb 2015

    The book is well written in laymen's terms and cover all the major areas for setting up a small business. I really appreciated the honesty of comments and the fact that the author was not afraid to make recommendations. Easy to read and understand. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    Very helpful

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Dec 2014

    Thanks Kevin for writing this inspirational book because it instantly took away the fear of starting my own business I had. I also found it simple and straightforward to read.

  • 5
    Plain Simple English

    Posted by Marian Moore on 7th Nov 2014

    This book is absolutely brilliant, it gives you all the details you need to set up a business and it is in plain simple english, none of this jargon that leaves you scratching your head. Would recommend to anyone who is looking to start their own business.

  • 5
    Great service

    Posted by Karen on 11th Sep 2014

    Have only read the first 5 chapters but think it's great, it's as if a friend is next to you holding your hand step by step along the way.
    just what I needed to make my mind up to start my own business and believe in myself, thankyou!

  • 5
    Book

    Posted by Nicola McIntyre on 23rd Mar 2014

    Informative