Business Start Up Training Crafts Business

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Crafts Business - Home, Online or Shop

Be your own boss!

This course has been purposely condensed into a one day, jam-packed, low-cost "must-have".  It is a great starting block / foundation for potential new business owners or anyone considering starting their own business. 

It is an informative and informal day in a relaxed atmosphere with no hard-sell.  We continually receive positive feedback about this course:

"perfectly pitched and perfectly priced for the novice or partially experienced business owner". 

Customers should leave this course with enough basic knowledge to progress their dream of starting a crafts business.

Our New Business Course is aimed at people that have:

(a) Never been in business
(b) Do not know about "handicrafts"
(c) Both of the above

The first half of the day covers:

  • Skills required to run your own "crafts" business
  • Business styles (mobile, studio, workshop, craft fairs/craft fayres, online retailing, commissions and gifts) 
  • Advantages, disadvantages of running your own business
  • Pricing craft products and services (profit, breakeven figures, calculating recommended selling prices/RRPs, hidden costs, direct costs, indirect costs)
  • Packaging
  • Services and goods
  • Competition
  • Other specific business requirements (e.g. health & safety, licences, employment, payroll, consumer rights, insurances, accounts, planning classifications, disclaimers, stock levels and margins etc)
  • Sales and marketing
  • Selling tips (writing press releases, target market etc)
  • Stock selection & advice
  • Support

In the afternoon, there is a practical "crafts" session. Delegates will be introduced to Decoart and Decopatch products and will have the chance to create some samples to take home.

To Book:

Cost: The course is costs £50 + VAT

Time:  10am until 4.30pm

Call 01235 861700 to book a space or send an e-mail enquiry to  Remember to let us know what date you are interested in booking and your contact information.


Forthcoming Dates:

Can be flexible.  Call to book a mutually convenient date and time.  This service is only available weekdays between 9am and 5pm.