Craft Businesses

Starting Your Own Brewery? Here's Your Legal Primer.

Find out what legal hoops you'll need to jump through before starting a craft brewing business.

Corie Brown

· 5 min read

Everything I Know About Business I Learned By Selling on a Street Corner

A lifelong inventor found the secrets of success after failing to hock goods at a street fair.

Stephen Key

· 5 min read

Etsy Reportedly Eyeing a $300 Million IPO as Soon as This Quarter

The rumored IPO would be one of the largest for a New York-based tech company since 1999.

Geoff Weiss

· 2 min read

Entrepreneurs Are Making Detroit a Hot Spot for Craft Retail

The upside of the Motor City's epic struggle with abandonment is a vast supply of materials for high-end goods made by ambitious startups.

Amanda Lewan

· 3 min read

Craftsy, a Startup Synthesis of YouTube and Etsy, Cinches $50 Million in New Funding

The Denver-based company, which vends hundreds of video tutorials in various crafting fields, now counts $106 million in venture capital.

Geoff Weiss

· 2 min read

To Grow, This Distillery Learned How to Tell Its State-of-the-Art Story

MBAs Across America helped one Butte, Montana distillery understand and educate its market to expand to online sales.

Kelly K. Spors

· 4 min read

4 Kickstarter Campaigns You Won't Believe Actually Succeeded

Zack Danger Brown's ludicrous $72,000 potato salad isn't the weirdest and wackiest dud in the crowdfunding bunch to strike gold.

Kim Lachance Shandrow

· 6 min read

Come August, Etsy Merchants Can Sell Directly to Retailers

Etsy Wholesale, which debuts in August, will enable makers to sell their creations directly to major retailers -- including Nordstrom and West Elm.

Geoff Weiss

· 2 min read

Will Blue Bottle Coffee Take On Starbucks, Or Become It?

The coffee company that positions itself as the anti-chain is poised for an ambitious expansion.

Laura Entis

· 3 min read

An Online Marketplace Brings Made-to-Order Goods to the Internet

On CustomMade.com, buyers post a photo or a description of what they want and craftspeople bid on the project.

Matt Villano

· 2 min read

Maker Faire and the Growth of Do-It-Yourself

There's a lot more to DIY than that wobbly table you built (and your spouse hates). A Maker Movement leader weighs in on the growth of the DIY community.

Gwen Moran

· 4 min read

How One Craft Brewery Is Tapping Social Media

Chicago's Finch's Beer replaces signage with social media marketing and finds frothy fame.

Dan O'Shea

· 3 min read