Well I have finished my prize: The Craft Business Handbook by Alison McNicol
This is sub-titled as The Essential Guide to making Money from your Crafts and Handmade Products, and gives lots of advice about setting up your own craft business.
Having previously read The Handmade Market Place by Kari Chapin, I did find the two books similar in some of the areas of advice. The Craft business Handbook did have the edge in lots of different areas however. It gave much greater detail about how to use social networking websites, and included lots of information about setting up business here in the UK which I found very useful in particular. There was also useful tables to help with pricing of goods, and top tip tables after every section.
The book also was easy to read, and as I have not got a business background, it didn’t use business jargon, and any technical terms were explained.
I also enjoyed reading the interviews of several designers and how they set up their businesses.
I will obviously be delving into it’s pages over the next few weeks.