I am lucky enough to have had a great selection of people contribute to my book, all experts in their own area. Below I will tell you a little more about each of them and why I asked them to contribute their advice to the book. These people have generously shared their top tips to help you make a success of your creative business.
Crafter extrodinaire Perri wrote a very motivating foreword for my book (read it here), inspiring the reader to break away from the monotomy of 9-5 and starting up their own creative endeavour.
MD & CEO of Create.net
As a crafter and the founder of web design software Create.net (which I used to build this website) Rebecca shares her top web design tips.
Chief Executive of ACID (Anti Copying In Design)
The contribution from Dids will help you protect your intellectual property.
Public Relations Assistant from Not on the High Street
Harriet from online marketplace Not On The High Street shares her top tips for making sure your handmade products stand out on online marketplaces.
Craig De Souza
Membership Director for the Craft & Hobby Association UK
Craig spends his days helping craft businesses startup and grow and in my book he shares his advice as to what you need to start a successful craft business.
Artist, fabric and pattern designer
Nel helped me a lot with this book kindly sharing her extensive knowledge of the art world, with tips on licensing your designs and selling your work in galleries.
SEO exert Ruth tells you how to incorporate SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) into your business strategy to help your website rank well in Google.
Blogger, Tilly & The Buttons
Prolific blogger and contestant from The Great British Sewing Bee Tilly shares her advice on building a blog audience.
Sew Mama Sew is a hugely popular American sewing site. Kristin has shared her top tips for building an online community.
The winner of the UK's bestselling published artist in 2012
Popular artist Kerry shares her advice on selling your artwork in galleries.
Brand Manager of Aurifil Threads
Aurifil are renowned for their virial internet marketing campaigns within the quilt industry so I asked Alex to share his social media tips.
Crafter and social media manager Hilary is passionate about photography and gives her top tips for making your phptography stand out.
Founders of BeFab Be Creative creative fabric printers
I followed Zoe & Solli's extensive market research campaign before they launched so I asked them to share their top tips on conducting market research.
Wendy shares her expertise on selling your products at craft fairs.
Mat & Monica
Frumble online fabric store
Mat & Monica have given their tips for using Facebook to engage your audience.
Fran draws on her PR knowledge to help you market your creative business.
Owner of Space to Sew sewing studio in Shrewsbury tells you what to think about when renting business premises.
Owner of Heald HR
Human Resources consultant Kay gives her advice on what to do when taking on staff.