80 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, 33 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.

    78 PATREON: How to pivot your handmade shop (and should you, really?)

    78 PATREON: How to pivot your handmade shop (and should you, really?)

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    • 5 min
    77: Are you hesitant about marketing your work?

    77: Are you hesitant about marketing your work?

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    • 40 min
    76: grit, resilience, and netflix

    76: grit, resilience, and netflix

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    • 46 min
    75 PATREON: CROSS REFERENCING

    75 PATREON: CROSS REFERENCING

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    • 7 min
    74: THE STATE OF HANDMADE SURVEY RESULTS PART 2

    74: THE STATE OF HANDMADE SURVEY RESULTS PART 2

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    73: THE STATE OF HANDMADE SURVEY RESULTS PART 1

    73: THE STATE OF HANDMADE SURVEY RESULTS PART 1

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

maker/knitter ,

Fun to listen to, great topics and advice

I think that three voices are better than one, and these ladies voices (and laughter) give helpful tips on the business of making. They are fun to listen to, and now this is my newest favorite podcast.

jboip join da team ,

Thank you!

I just opened up my Etsy store and then realized I have NO idea what I am doing. In researching my nexts steps, I stumbled across this podcast. These ladies give practical, actionable advice, tips and insights into the business! On top of that they are so fun to listen to! Thank you!

Saperkins ,

No Gimmick Business Help

I found this podcast because of an article in Handmade Seller magazine, and boy am I happy I did. After eleven years as a brick and mortar yarn shop owner I am stepping out to do what I really love - spinning yarn and educating yarn lovers about the value of handmade yarn. It is niche market within a niche market and after only two episodes I know these three women have much to share that I can use to build this new business.

If straight talking, no nonsense yet funny business guidance is what you are looking for, this is the podcast for you!

Sheryl Means
Woolen Hook Handspun

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