Crafting a Business

I purchased this book several months ago and read it rather quickly.   I Love It!   Not because of the information it contains, but the strong feeling I get when I see what these women have accomplished.   The book portrays 28 successful small business owners who strive for more … who have a calling to unleash their passion and they are doing just that.   The book does not give detailed information on” how to” but rather it profiles these 28 women and gives a brief description of them, their business and dreams.

It held my interest and still does (as I sit here flipping through the pages again).   I listed a few of the businesses featured so you can get a feel for what I am talking about.   They went beyond selling to their friends and/or just an online community … they focused on the bigger picture.   Creating a Big small business and I find it very inspiring.

Sisters on the Fly – www.sistersonthefly.com

Tiddlywinks & Scallywags – www.britkid.com 

Amy Butler Design – www.amybutlerdesign.com

Found Cat Studio – www.annacorbastudio.com

Lucinda Rooney – www.lucindarooney.com

Confetti Cakes – www.confetticakes.com

Warm Biscuit – www.warmbiscuit.com

The deep meaning that I find in this book is this – you can create a craft business and sell your products on-line or at craft shows or even a storefront, but.   The” but” is what captivates me.   Each and every one of these individuals aimed high.   You have to take your mind and put it into focus … focus on where you are going, live and act like you are already there and you will be before you know it.   Go after the big picture!   These brilliant ladies did it and they are telling their story!

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8 Responses

  1. Thank you for the timely reminder that as well as holding a vision for our future, we also need to act and really feel the part. It is the emotion and the passion for our purpose that will ultimately move us from where we are to where we want to go.

    Best wishes,
    Julie

  2. This looks fascinating! I will be checking out these web sites.

  3. Even for people who are not small business minded, the stories of each one listed shares a wisdom that is universal… I like the way you tied it all together… Truly lovely Deb! :-)
    Thanks!
    E

  4. You are right ,, I have always wanted to start something of my own .. if the book is good i should buy it then .. may be i will learn something . Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Thanks for sharing this Debbie. Definitely will be checking out this book and the websites :)
    -Kim

  6. Thank you for this – your final paragraph really spoke to me today!

  7. This is why I love reading posts! Thanks for sharing the info and links.

  8. I just finished reading this book too! I am moving from unemployed librarian to full time mosaicist, and this book gave me courage. Thanks for sharing the links to some of the featured women.

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