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Browse through our Business Resource List. Our listings and links are both within the Get CreativeShow! site or to to other web sites that offer valuable information for your crafts, sewing or other small business. We hope to add many more to this list as we grow. Drop us a note in our Suggestion Box if you know of one we haven't included.

For links to general craft, sewing, quilting, and needlework sites, visit our Links page in Get Creative! Around Town.


Newsletters -- Online & Offline

CraftChat  A Bi-Monthly Newsletter for the Craft Enthusiast.

CRAFTLINK Newsletter (offline) is currently published as a regional edition for British Columbia, Canada and surrounding areas and includes the most comprehensive resource list available for regional craft fairs on the West Coast. An international version is in the works at this time.

The Fabric Shop Network Newsletter (offline) is chock full of day-to-day, how-to business information for Fabric Shop Owners  -- planning profitable classes, help with managing cash flow, ways to get new customers, free marketing tips, shop profiles and much more.

Selling Your Art Online (online) is a weekly free e-mail newsletter that covers topics that artists and crafts-people need to know to successfully sell their creative work on the Internet. Sign for the newsletter and view article archives on site.


Associations, Guilds, Interest Groups, and Online Mail Lists

Association of Crafts & Creative Industries (ACCI) ACCI is the creative industry's largest trade association, covering every category of the creative industries.They represent a diverse industry from small family-owned retail stores to large international manufacturers and retailers.

Canadian Craft & Hobby Association

The Fabric Shop Network E-mail List is a forum to network with other shop owners, pose and answer questions about business issues, discuss problems and changes in the industry, share ideas and give support. It is a private e-mail list exclusively for the independent fabric shop owners who care about their industry and their own profitability. To join, send an e-mail to fabshopnet@aol.com  and add your name, name of your store, address and phone number.

The Fabric Shop Network Retailers Association is the trade association for retailers whose principal business is the sale of merchandise in the Fabric, Sewing, Quilting, Home Dec, Craft and Needlecraft industries.

The Home Sewing Association -- The Home Sewing Association (HSA) is the only organization representing the entire home sewing and related crafts industries and is dedicated to expanding the size and scope of these markets.

National Craft Association links arts and craft entrepreneurs with the resources to assist them to succeed and thrive in their business. The site is an information and resource center for artisans and crafters.


Business Resource Sites

Canadian Women's Business Network

Crafter.com -- A site focusing on resources for professional crafters. Bulletin board, chat room, business articles, craft tips and more.

FabShopNet -- The answer to all your business needs if you are an independent fabric shop owner . . . The Independent Creative Retailers Association; Profits Plus Consulting Group; Patterns for Profit Newsletter and the Fabric Shop Owner's  Network E-mail List . . .


Service Suppliers

Crafter's Marketplace -- A Canadian chain of Craft Malls -- now offering  the made to order store to sell your crafts online!

The Fabric Shop Network Consulting Service -- Highly profitable Fabric Shops don't just happen, they happen on purpose! Highly profitable Fabric Shops don't just happen, they happen on purpose! Highly profitable Fabric Shops don't just happen, they happen on purpose!


Media

This search form gives you access to the Small & Home Business Magazine's Resource Library: 

The Media Finder web site has information on over 90,000 publications! You'll find a searchable link to reach Media Finder on our Get Creative! Links page.


 


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