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Start Your Own Craft Store
How to Open an Art Supply Store, Bead Shop, Fabric Store, Scrapbook Store, Quilt Shop, Yarn Shop (or another type of craft store)
Do you love scrapbooking, knitting, quilting, beading, or any other craft? Imagine owning a rewarding retail business that allows you to profit from your passion for crafting. You can when you open your own craft store.
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As a craft store owner, you will be surrounded by creative people in a fun and inspiring atmosphere. You’ll get to use and recommend the latest in crafting materials, selling craft supplies to people who value your knowledge and advice.

As North American consumers are spending more time at home and rediscovering a love of creating handmade goods, crafting is a hot trend growing in popularity among people of all ages. By offering supplies to this growing market, you can tap into this multi-billion dollar industry.

Your craft store can give people a place to learn, to meet other crafters, and to buy the crafting supplies they need to create memorable scrapbooks, cozy sweaters, beautiful quilts, unique jewelry, handmade gifts, or other crafts.

As a craft store owner you will have the freedom to make your own decisions and express your own creative spirit through your store. You have the luxury of selling the types of items you want to sell. For example, as a craft store owner you could sell supplies for:

  • Art Crafts
  • Beading
  • Cake Decorating
  • Candlemaking
  • Candy Making
  • Clay Crafts
  • Floral Crafts
  • Glass Crafts
  • Gift Baskets
  • Leathercrafting
  • Metal Crafts
  • Paper Crafts

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  • Scrapbooking
  • Soapmaking
  • Wood Crafts
  • Yarn and Needlecrafts
    • Crocheting 
    • Felting 
    • Knitting
    • Needlepoint
    • Quilting
    • Sewing 
  • Or you can try a little of everything in a multi-purpose craft supply store that has something for everyone
If owning a craft store sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Craft Store Owner is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and open a successful craft supply store.

Guide author Alisa Gordaneer is a writer and editor who also has extensive experience in crafting and retail management. In this guide she offers insider tips and expert advice from her own experience and from craft industry experts and successful craft store owners. 

The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to open a craft supply store in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for opening a craft store in any country. It includes:

How to Start a Craft Store Business
  • How to create a business plan for your craft store (includes a sample craft store business plan)
  • Deciding what kind of craft store to open
  • Buying an existing craft store (including how to find craft stores for sale) 
  • Starting a craft store from scratch
  • Choosing a name for your craft store
  • Where to get start-up financing for your craft store business (includes sample start-up budgets)
  • Information about important business matters including insurance and whether you should incorporate
  • How much space (square footage) you need to open your craft store
  • What to consider when choosing a location for your craft store, including information about permits and leases
  • Interior and exterior design of your craft store
  • Equipment and supplies you need to start a craft store business and where to get them
  • How to get inventory for your craft store including information on:
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    • Where to find wholesalers of craft supplies
    • How much inventory to start with
    • Tips on negotiating the best terms with suppliers
    • Obtaining items for your craft store on consignment (includes a sample agreement)
Managing Your Craft Store
  • How to develop effective systems for operating your craft store on a daily basis (including opening and closing duties, and sales procedures)
  • How to set your prices (including typical price markups for craft supplies)
  • Accepting payments from customers
  • How to organize inventory in your craft store
  • Theft prevention techniques
  • Computer software that can help you manage your inventory
  • Ways to attract customers to your craft store through advertising and low cost publicity
  • Holding events at your craft store, including:
    • how to attract customers and make money with crafting classes and workshops
    • how to plan your grand opening
    • other events you can hold at your craft store
  • Creating a website to sell craft supplies locally and internationally
  • Increasing sales with effective customer relations, including how to get repeat business
  • How to handle difficult customers
  • How to find and hire great craft store employees
Plus you will find even more resources and advice, including:
  • Links to the best resources for starting your craft store business 
  • Information about emerging trends in crafting
  • Valuable samples and checklists for starting your craft store, including: 
    • Sample business plan for a craft store
    • Sample craft store floor plan
    • Sample lease agreement
    • Sample consignment agreement
    • Sample budgets for a craft store
    • Sample daily sales report
    • Sample press release
    • Supplies checklist
    • Checklist to evaluate competing stores
    • Checklist for finding the perfect location for your craft store
    • Checklist for craft store operations
  • And more! (including free updates)
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about how to open a craft store, scrapbook store, yarn shop, quilt shop, bead shop, or art supply store.

The FabJob Guide to Become a Craft Store Owner contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more. It can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you information you need to open your own craft store.

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If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to open a craft store.

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"If you've dreamed of exchanging your current workday for your own business running a craft store, then the FabJob guide to Become a Craft Store Owner is for you. It takes you step-by-step through what you need to know to open and operate your own successful craft supply store.
Brenna Pearce, Editor

"Craft store owners help people have fun and create lasting memories."
—Bill Gardner, Editor, Craftrends Magazine

"A craft business is great to get into because more and more people are looking for things to do that are close to home. Many are now taking 'staycations' and want fun ways to spend their time and money." 
—Karen Haskett, owner of The Wool Basket,
Loveland, Colorado

Karen and Bill are two of the craft business experts who gave advice in this FabJob guide.

"The FabJob Guide to Become a Craft Store Owner will prepare you for your dream of running your own craft store. It provides valuable information about finding merchandise, displaying and promoting products, and holding classes and workshops to bring in customers. You’ll save time and money with the resources and expert advice you’ll find in this guide."
—Alisa Gordaneer, Author
An avid crafter with 15 years of retail experience, Alisa interviewed successful craft store owners for this FabJob guide.

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Learn how to open a craft store. The FabJob Guide to Become a Craft Store Owner is a step-by-step guide which will teach you how to open a craft store or open a specialty store such as a scrapbook store, yarn shop, bead shop, or quilt shop. With this guide, you can learn how to open a scrapbook store, open an art supply store, open a bead shop, open a fabric store, open a quilt shop, open a yarn shop, or open another type of craft store.