100 episodes

Do you want to ‘make it’ as a maker?



Welcome to The Business of Making Podcast with your hosts Mikaela Danvers, Deb Engelmajer and Jess Van Den.



Yes there are three of us! We bring with us over 20 years collective experience in the handmade industry. We're the Maker Mavens and we’re here to serve you, the creators and the visionaries, the Makers with Moxie.



We know from experience that growing a handmade business is BLOODY hard work. We’re here to make it a little bit easier for you by dishing out reality-based, no BS, tried and tested advice on how to make your business work. We’re going to get really clear on the business of making and we can’t wait!



Before we dive in, let’s get real for a second.



Not only are you the creative director, you’re also the CFO, manufacturer, marketing manager, administration assistant and customer relations officer just to name a few – Cue brain explosion.



If you’re up for your dose of business advice – based in reality: we’re a fluff-free zone – this is the place to be. Tune in every week for an honest conversation on what it really takes to make your creative business a success.

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    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Do you want to ‘make it’ as a maker?



Welcome to The Business of Making Podcast with your hosts Mikaela Danvers, Deb Engelmajer and Jess Van Den.



Yes there are three of us! We bring with us over 20 years collective experience in the handmade industry. We're the Maker Mavens and we’re here to serve you, the creators and the visionaries, the Makers with Moxie.



We know from experience that growing a handmade business is BLOODY hard work. We’re here to make it a little bit easier for you by dishing out reality-based, no BS, tried and tested advice on how to make your business work. We’re going to get really clear on the business of making and we can’t wait!



Before we dive in, let’s get real for a second.



Not only are you the creative director, you’re also the CFO, manufacturer, marketing manager, administration assistant and customer relations officer just to name a few – Cue brain explosion.



If you’re up for your dose of business advice – based in reality: we’re a fluff-free zone – this is the place to be. Tune in every week for an honest conversation on what it really takes to make your creative business a success.

    101: A Formula To Price Your Handmade Products

    101: A Formula To Price Your Handmade Products

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    • 53 min
    100: How we started, and where we’re going!

    100: How we started, and where we’re going!

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    • 48 min
    99: why do women dominate the handmade industry

    99: why do women dominate the handmade industry

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    • 7 min
    98: Book Club

    98: Book Club

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    • 48 min
    97: Systems: How to create them (with minimum headaches)

    97: Systems: How to create them (with minimum headaches)

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    • 7 min
    96: Systems: Order Processing

    96: Systems: Order Processing

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Murfx5 ,

Always learn something new!

So easy to listen to this podcast! These girls are fun but also really know their stuff!

I’ve listened to every show and learn something new every time without fail.

Highly recommend this podcast to anyone who runs a small business, especially us solo hand-makers!

youmejp ,

Such easy listening

Every episode has such valuable information. Thank you Deb,Jess and Mik for your generous sharing of such relevant information all delivered in a friendly conversational style. @youmejp

By Shimmer ,

So glad I found this podcast!

Saw this podcast recommended on a Facebook thread recently so thought I would check it out. Listened to a few of the most recent posts and was totally hooked so I have now started from the start and am working my way through all the episodes. I feel like this podcast came into my life at just the right time and I am excited to use all the tips and information to help transition my long time hobby into a proper business. Jess, Mik and Deb are so easy to listen to and so knowledgeable, have recommended the podcast to others who I know will benefit from listening too.

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