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Craft Your Path To Success

The Business of Making Money Making Arts and Crafts
Many people dream of setting up their own business and earning a living as an artist, designer or craft maker. This book aims to provide the reader with practical information regarding many of the issues involved in doing so. Written by one of the founders of UKCraftFairs, this book could inspire you to begin your own creative business and make money making arts and crafts. Topics covered include starting a business, managing finances, life work balance, customer service, pricing, marketing, sales and growing a business online.
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Island of Arts and Crafts

The Origins and Influence of The Arts and Crafts Movement
During the nineteenth century, the effects of the Industrial Revolution on how people lived and worked led to the emergence of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Today many people are also concerned about the impact of rapidly changing technology and seek a more sustainable and rewarding way of life. This book looks at the origins and influences of the Arts and Crafts Movement, which continues to inspire the work of artists, artisans and designers. There are descriptions of people and places of historic or contemporary interest. Other topics explored include; consumerism, minimalism, creativity and the work life balance.
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Grow Your Small Business Online

Creativity, Technology and Sustainability
When you run a small business, there are many demands placed upon your time and money, in addition to what needs to be done to supply a product or service. Whether your business is new, or has been running for some time, attracting and retaining customers will be a priority if it is going to succeed. The Internet can help a business to grow, but business owners are often unsure how best to use their limited resources, when trying to establish an effective online presence. Creativity and innovative use of technology can help a business to develop new or improved products and services, but there is also increasing awareness of the importance of sustainable growth.
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