Course Description

Congratulations on considering opening your own craft business! This course offers an introduction to business and guidelines that will help you create a successful and sustainable crafting business. In this course, you'll learn what to expect, how to create a business name that people will remember and determine what type of crafts you want to sell.

Targeting your market is essential for the success of any business, and we'll give you the basics on how to determine who will buy your crafts, how much to charge for them, and how to market your business to reach the widest audience range. You'll also learn some important marketing skills that will help you run your business. We'll discuss different ways to sell your crafts, including online venues and craft shows.

Creating a sustainable business means keeping your overhead low. Lessons in this course will offer tips on wholesale and retail purchasing of supplies, developing attractive packaging, and how to determine how much to charge for your crafts, as well as a number of pricing strategies that will help you set prices that generate profits.

No business, and that goes for home-based craft business, can succeed without customers. Good customer service is essential.  We'll explain some of the do's and don'ts when dealing with customers, as well as how to deal with difficult customers.

Finally, we'll discuss (briefly!) your financial obligations regarding income taxes and the importance of keeping good records. Balancing your craft business with family responsibilities will be discussed, as will reaching the masses to help you develop the best ways to reach audiences both locally, domestically and abroad.

This course will provide you with enough information to feel confident when starting your own business, and provide pointers that will help to ensure that your business endeavor is successful.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize developing your own home-based craft business.
  • Describe starting your home craft business.
  • Define targeting your market.
  • Summarize about marketing techniques.
  • Describe selling your crafts.
  • Describe saving on supplies.
  • Recognize costs and sales.
  • Describe customer service.
  • Identify financial obligations.
  • Summarize reaching the masses.
  • Identify time management.
  • Describe getting paid.
  • Summarize ten tips for home-based business success.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 1: Developing Your Own Home-Based Craft Business 8 points
Lesson 2: Starting Your Home Craft Business 9 points
Lesson 3: Targeting Your Market 9 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 4: What About Marketing Basics? 10 points
Lesson 5: Selling Your Crafts 9 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 6: Saving on Supplies 10 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 7: Costs and Sales 10 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 8: Customer Service 10 points
Lesson 9: Financial Obligations 8 points
Lesson 10: Reaching The Masses 10 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 11: Time Management 10 points
Lesson 12: Getting Paid 10 points
Lesson 13: Ten Tips for Home-Based Business Success 9 points
The Final Exam 36 points
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