Why starting a craft business in December is a good idea!

business coaching Nov 30, 2022

If you're an aspiring craft teacher starting your business might be the last thing on your mind as we enter into the madness of December! BUT, if you can find a spare moment, it's also a great time to start actively thinking about your business plan, especially the research and development stages and here's why!:

1. December can be the busiest time of year for small craft businesses so it's a great time to research what's already going on in your local area.  There are always plenty of markets, workshops and fairs happening, so check out; local Facebook groups, local magazines, posters in cafes etc. and keep your ear to the ground to find out what's going on.  Things to take note of are the kind of workshops being offered, how much is being charged, what age group are they aimed at and also products people are selling and for how much.  Have fun exploring!

2.  It's a great time for making resources. Another super fun part of developing a craft teaching business is that you get to make loads of resources, which means lots of knitting, crochet and sewing-what we're here for, right!  As part of our membership we have a wealth of downloadable teaching resources including teaching patterns and using your Christmas down time at the end of the month to have a go at making some of these probably won't feel much like work at all!  

3. You can hit the ground running in January. Getting prepared in December means that you can start January with a productive and positive mindset and you can use that new year energy to move into the next phase of business development. January may not seem like the most obvious time to be starting classes and workshops but people can also be itching to try something new, and may even have Christmas money to spend.    

4. Here at Knitting For All we would love to have you at our December festive gathering!  It's the perfect event to get to know fellow knitting, crochet and craft teachers.  So, if you're simply looking for some inspiration and support to get going, there's no time like the present to delve into our membership and join us on 11th December for chatting, knitting, opening presents, and a sneaky peak at the Rowan Spring/Summer collection!

So wherever you're at with your business we hope that December can be a productive and exciting time for you.  Enjoy and take care ~ Emelye x


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