Startup Stories: One artist reaching out to help other artists!

Crafty Helper Fox

Tell us about your product or service.
I am a helper to growing artistic/crafty/handmade businesses. There is a lot when a business starts growing that the one-person operation just can no longer do/manage. There is a big jump to hire someone as a full time employee. My business gives them a chance to get their feet wet and do lots of the “need-to’s” of business to keep growing but takes away from the creative time to keep the business growing and evolving.

What inspired you to launch your business?
I am a mom to a growing family (I have four kiddos under the age of 7!) and an artist. I have been selling my handmade goods for over 7 years, I am immersed in the handmade world and I know what it all takes to do this for a living. Because of my growing family it has been tougher for me to do things like craft shows so I wanted to help others on the tasks that I can easily do from home. Its a win-win I get to stay home with my kiddos AND I get to help another crafty business grow!

What problem does your business or organization solve?
I free up time to let artist work on their craft and their creative loves.

What has been your biggest challenge and how are you working to overcome it?
I am only a week old. While I have been in this industry for a long time I have always come to the “making” side not the “service” side so I am getting to use my thinking cap and the best places to advertise.

Also the people I like to work the most with are artists that are just really getting in to their stride and are at that tipping point of needed additional help. There is a mindset still at that point in their business journey that they cant afford help. My challenge is to show them how they cant afford NOT to hire me, the value and growth by giving me a few hours a week to free up there daily activities to really focus on continuing to grow their business.

Give us one word that people might use to describe you.
Connection-seeker (technically not one word but I made it a word :D )

How has Project Eve helped you and/or your business?
Its amazing source of reference, inspiration and ideas that can help both me and my clients!

Give us an insider tip that relates to your industry.
This is a tip for new artists getting into the craft/handmade industry and want to do craft shows. Most bigger “indie/urban” shows will release applications 6 months before the show. So in the heat of summer you need to be thinking Christmas :D (If you missed the deadline, dont fret too much this is a great chance for you to really research the shows you want to vend at and find ones that are a good fit!)

Company: Crafty Helper

Website: http://www.craftyhelper.com

Follow my organization on social media here:
@craftyhelper
www.facebook.com/craftyhelper

Project Eve is compiling the largest archive of female founders’ startup stories in the world to motivate women to think beyond traditional boundaries, support one another, embrace change and view challenges as opportunities.  Please share your Startup Story today. All published content will be syndicated to over 300,000 friends, fans and followers. Project Eve welcomes submissions of original or republished content, stories. For more information, please refer to our Content Submissions Guidelines.

28 COMMENTS

  1. 565434 586228I discovered your weblog site on google and check a couple of of your early posts. Proceed to maintain up the superb operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN Info Reader. In search of forward to reading extra from you later on! 508415

  2. Does your website have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an email. I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.

  3. Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thank you, However I am experiencing troubles with your RSS. I don’t know why I am unable to join it. Is there anybody having the same RSS problems? Anyone who knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanx!!

  4. 395795 551785Greatest fighter toasts ought to entertain and supply prize on your couples. Initially audio system next to obnoxious crowd would be wise to understand 1 specific gold colored strategy as to public speaking, which is individual interests self. finest man jokes 2540

  5. 397441 206623Following study a number of the websites on your personal internet internet site now, i truly like your means of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark internet site list and will also be checking back soon. Pls consider my web-site likewise and tell me what you consider. 802974

  6. 765023 621906In case you are interested in envision a alter in distinct llife, starting up generally the Los angeles Surgical procedures fat reduction method is really a large movement as a way to accomplishing which normally thought. lose belly fat 104754

  7. 161415 977826Fairly uncommon. Is likely to appreciate it for individuals who incorporate community forums or anything, internet internet site theme . a tones way for the client to communicate. Excellent job.. 560030

  8. 106165 577693Aw, this was an exceptionally nice post. In concept I would like to place in writing such as this moreover – spending time and actual effort to create a exceptional article but so what can I say I procrastinate alot by means of no indicates find a way to go completed. 146448

  9. 827288 652050Directories such given that the Yellow Websites require not list them, so unlisted numbers strength sometimes be alive more harm than financial assistance. 397106

  10. 99024 813270If your real friends know you as your nickname, use that nickname as your very first name online. When you 1st friend someone, focus on creating a private comment that weaves connection. 556622

  11. 282578 994633 An intriguing discussion is worth comment. I believe that you really should write more on this topic, it may well not be a taboo subject but normally folks are not enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers 119711

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here