Kenn Oberrecht is the author of more than two dozen books and numerous articles in home-and-workshop magazines. He lives in North Bend, Oregon.
How to Start a Home-Based Craft Businessby Kenn Oberrecht
Author Kenn Oberrecht, a successful home-based wood-worker, shares his experiences and down-to-earth advice to help you
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based craft business? Have you been hesitant to put your plans into action? This comprehensive guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies you will need to launch a successful business.
Author Kenn Oberrecht, a successful home-based wood-worker, shares his experiences and down-to-earth advice to help you estimate your start-up costs, manage your cash flow, and stay profitable once you're in business. From painless record keeping to finding craft supplies on the Internet, his step-by-step methods are practical and easy to understand. Use his handy worksheets, quizzes, and checklists to turn your dream into a reality.
Whether you want to earn a living from your craft or just make some extra money, this guide can help you experience the satisfaction of building your own home-based business.
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I enjoyed the book very much it not only had general info about how to go about getting your business started but it also had info on how to handle your financial issues and examples of some financial reports to get you started. Overall good book for not only craft businesses but all businesses.
Simply put, this an easy to read book for one considering entering the craft field as a business and not just as a hobby. Kenn discusses the pros and cons of such a decision and encourages one to think carefully before starting a home-based business. He outlines managerial, financial and marketing templates for the artisan. The material is exact and full of useful tips and pitfalls to avoid. Anyone starting a home-based business should read his steps and make sure to follow his processes. The book is not written with an MBA viewpoint but rather from a down-to-earth and straightforward one. He uses his past experiences to help the business neophyte enter this exciting world. His advice is sound and the templates are practical for anyone starting a home-based business. Regardless, this style leaves one wanting more craft specific details. While Kenn started his own craft business, it is not until the later chapters that there is craft specific advice. This book could do well for any home-based business. See his other titles for proof. We had hoped that future editions would include all of the business templates in popular electronic formats like Word, Excel or better yet HTML; but still nothing. Finally, we really like the new updated web and internet tips. See ijudy.com for more details.