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Your Handmade Business is a podcast for makers about the big picture of your business brought to you by the Academy of Handmade—helping you to do what you love and love what you do. Each episode we tackle an important (and sometimes uncomfortable) topic about running a handmade business and feature perspectives and experiences from Academy of Handmade members, as well as the greater maker community.

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    • 4.6 • 25 Ratings

Your Handmade Business is a podcast for makers about the big picture of your business brought to you by the Academy of Handmade—helping you to do what you love and love what you do. Each episode we tackle an important (and sometimes uncomfortable) topic about running a handmade business and feature perspectives and experiences from Academy of Handmade members, as well as the greater maker community.

    Getting Personal - Francesca Berrini’s Customer Insights

    Getting Personal - Francesca Berrini’s Customer Insights

    Isaac heads down the rabbit hole with Francesca Berrini of Unusual Cards and examines her 16 years in business along with the peculiar relationship she has with her customers as she vends primarily at weekend markets and craft fairs.

    • 51 min
    Predictions Predictions

    Predictions Predictions

    Sharon and Isaac revisit the five predictions they made for 2018 to see how accurate they were, and make three predictions for the evolution of the maker economy and maker business in 2019.

    • 49 min
    Letting Go - Sierra Bailey Finds Freedom in Closing Manic Trout

    Letting Go - Sierra Bailey Finds Freedom in Closing Manic Trout

    Is a maker business forever? Isaac speaks to Sierra Bailey, former owner of Manic Trout, about the decision to shut down her successful, 15-year-old jewelry business in response to physical and emotional symptoms of burnout.

    • 39 min
    Assert Yourself - D'Shawn Russell's Tenacity and Focus

    Assert Yourself - D'Shawn Russell's Tenacity and Focus

    Isaac interviews Southern Elegance Candle Company owner D’Shawn Russell about the rapid growth she’s experienced in her business in rural North Carolina, what keeps her moving and motivated, and how she approaches her day to day.

    • 35 min
    Service is Selling

    Service is Selling

    Why is selling all about service, and how can we apply that to maker business? Sharon and Isaac dive into an old cheesy YouTube video about selling to tease out how you can maximize your sales tactics without being smarmy.

    • 24 min
    5 Tips for Avoiding Craft Show Missed Connections

    5 Tips for Avoiding Craft Show Missed Connections

    Sharon and Isaac dive into five ways that you might be letting great opportunities sneak by under your nose while you’re vending in person at craft shows. This is a great refresher as you prep for your December shows!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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This is podcast is an amazing resource for makers of all kinds. They give great information, and have a wide variety of guests on as well. I’m so glad a found this podcast, very much worth the listen

Creative Queso ,

Predictions

Just listened to the episodes on predections and I feel like you guys were pretty spot on for 2018 and 2019. I love the idea of Etsy not being your boyfriend. You guys need that on a T-shirt. Looking forward to meeting you both at Craftcation and maybe one day getting you guys as guests on the Creative Queso podcast, in the meantime I feel like I need to go watch The Americans.

Best,
Jen

Bathmat23 ,

Useful, interesting and well-produced!

Thank you!! I really appreciate the helpful content, interesting guests, thoughtful episodes!

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