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Your Handmade Business

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Your Handmade Business is a podcast for makers about the big picture of your business brought to you by the Academy of Handmade—helping you to do what you love and love what you do. Each episode we tackle an important (and sometimes uncomfortable) topic about running a handmade business and feature perspectives and experiences from Academy of Handmade members, as well as the greater maker community.

Latest Episodes

Predictions Predictions

Sharon and Isaac revisit the five predictions they made for 2018 to see how accurate they were, and make three predictions for the evolution of the maker economy and maker business in 2019.

49 MIN2018 DEC 27
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Predictions Predictions

Getting Personal - Francesca Berrini’s Customer Insights

Isaac heads down the rabbit hole with Francesca Berrini of Unusual Cards and examines her 16 years in business along with the peculiar relationship she has with her customers as she vends primarily at weekend markets and craft fairs.

51 MIN2018 DEC 27
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Getting Personal - Francesca Berrini’s Customer Insights

Letting Go - Sierra Bailey Finds Freedom in Closing Manic Trout

Is a maker business forever? Isaac speaks to Sierra Bailey, former owner of Manic Trout, about the decision to shut down her successful, 15-year-old jewelry business in response to physical and emotional symptoms of burnout.

39 MIN2018 DEC 19
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Letting Go - Sierra Bailey Finds Freedom in Closing Manic Trout

Assert Yourself - D'Shawn Russell's Tenacity and Focus

Isaac interviews Southern Elegance Candle Company owner D’Shawn Russell about the rapid growth she’s experienced in her business in rural North Carolina, what keeps her moving and motivated, and how she approaches her day to day.

35 MIN2018 DEC 6
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Assert Yourself - D'Shawn Russell's Tenacity and Focus

Service is Selling

Why is selling all about service, and how can we apply that to maker business? Sharon and Isaac dive into an old cheesy YouTube video about selling to tease out how you can maximize your sales tactics without being smarmy.

24 MIN2018 DEC 4
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Service is Selling

5 Tips for Avoiding Craft Show Missed Connections

Sharon and Isaac dive into five ways that you might be letting great opportunities sneak by under your nose while you’re vending in person at craft shows. This is a great refresher as you prep for your December shows!

25 MIN2018 NOV 27
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5 Tips for Avoiding Craft Show Missed Connections

Sarah Meranda’s Happy Hustle

What kind of hustler are you? Isaac interviews Sarah Meranda, metalsmith mastermind behind Magpie Mouse Studios, about her work ethic, experimentation, and approach to growing her business, and a whole lot more.

31 MIN2018 NOV 20
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Sarah Meranda’s Happy Hustle

A Swift Kick in the Holiday Pants

Sharon and Isaac offer a swift kick in the holiday pants to help make sure you’re thinking about the right important things in your business: goal-setting, marketing, scheduling, inventory, storytelling, and so much more!

19 MIN2018 NOV 16
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A Swift Kick in the Holiday Pants

Making It? Robert Mahar on Hustling After the Spotlight

Isaac interviews artist/maker/designer Robert Mahar with a peek into what it was like to be on NBC’s “Making It”, what he’s been doing since, and how he’s continued to hustle and leverage his 15 minutes of relative fame into what’s next for his business.

50 MIN2018 NOV 13
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Making It? Robert Mahar on Hustling After the Spotlight

5 Tips for Getting Holiday Press

Sharon offers 5 tips on getting holiday press that you just might be able to apply today to get in on something last-minute this season.

18 MIN2018 NOV 9
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5 Tips for Getting Holiday Press

Latest Episodes

Predictions Predictions

Sharon and Isaac revisit the five predictions they made for 2018 to see how accurate they were, and make three predictions for the evolution of the maker economy and maker business in 2019.

49 MIN2018 DEC 27
Comments
Predictions Predictions

Getting Personal - Francesca Berrini’s Customer Insights

Isaac heads down the rabbit hole with Francesca Berrini of Unusual Cards and examines her 16 years in business along with the peculiar relationship she has with her customers as she vends primarily at weekend markets and craft fairs.

51 MIN2018 DEC 27
Comments
Getting Personal - Francesca Berrini’s Customer Insights

Letting Go - Sierra Bailey Finds Freedom in Closing Manic Trout

Is a maker business forever? Isaac speaks to Sierra Bailey, former owner of Manic Trout, about the decision to shut down her successful, 15-year-old jewelry business in response to physical and emotional symptoms of burnout.

39 MIN2018 DEC 19
Comments
Letting Go - Sierra Bailey Finds Freedom in Closing Manic Trout

Assert Yourself - D'Shawn Russell's Tenacity and Focus

Isaac interviews Southern Elegance Candle Company owner D’Shawn Russell about the rapid growth she’s experienced in her business in rural North Carolina, what keeps her moving and motivated, and how she approaches her day to day.

35 MIN2018 DEC 6
Comments
Assert Yourself - D'Shawn Russell's Tenacity and Focus

Service is Selling

Why is selling all about service, and how can we apply that to maker business? Sharon and Isaac dive into an old cheesy YouTube video about selling to tease out how you can maximize your sales tactics without being smarmy.

24 MIN2018 DEC 4
Comments
Service is Selling

5 Tips for Avoiding Craft Show Missed Connections

Sharon and Isaac dive into five ways that you might be letting great opportunities sneak by under your nose while you’re vending in person at craft shows. This is a great refresher as you prep for your December shows!

25 MIN2018 NOV 27
Comments
5 Tips for Avoiding Craft Show Missed Connections

Sarah Meranda’s Happy Hustle

What kind of hustler are you? Isaac interviews Sarah Meranda, metalsmith mastermind behind Magpie Mouse Studios, about her work ethic, experimentation, and approach to growing her business, and a whole lot more.

31 MIN2018 NOV 20
Comments
Sarah Meranda’s Happy Hustle

A Swift Kick in the Holiday Pants

Sharon and Isaac offer a swift kick in the holiday pants to help make sure you’re thinking about the right important things in your business: goal-setting, marketing, scheduling, inventory, storytelling, and so much more!

19 MIN2018 NOV 16
Comments
A Swift Kick in the Holiday Pants

Making It? Robert Mahar on Hustling After the Spotlight

Isaac interviews artist/maker/designer Robert Mahar with a peek into what it was like to be on NBC’s “Making It”, what he’s been doing since, and how he’s continued to hustle and leverage his 15 minutes of relative fame into what’s next for his business.

50 MIN2018 NOV 13
Comments
Making It? Robert Mahar on Hustling After the Spotlight

5 Tips for Getting Holiday Press

Sharon offers 5 tips on getting holiday press that you just might be able to apply today to get in on something last-minute this season.

18 MIN2018 NOV 9
Comments
5 Tips for Getting Holiday Press