If you’re thinking of turning your sewing hobby into a business, pick up this 184-page book first. While not specific to sewing, Creative, Inc. discusses in detail the running of a successful freelance business. You’ll learn to set fees, create written agreements, make a business plan, network with other entrepreneurs and keep your own books. This tome is full of case studies and interviews with creative types who run their various types of businesses with aplomb. It also includes the pitfalls of doing your own thing.
SEW-lutions tip: Interested in the business of teaching sewing? SCA”s “Trained Sewing Instructor Workshop” teaches business skills specifically for sewing educators.