Start and Run a Profitable Craft Business: A Step-by-Step Business Plan


106 pages
Contains Illustrations
ISBN 0-88908-644-3




Reviewed by Dean Tudor

Dean Tudor is a journalism professor at the Ryerson Polytechnical
Institute and founding editor of the CBRA.


The first edition of this book was reviewed in CBRA 1984 as item 1105. Although a new copyright date has been sought, there is otherwise no indication that this is a newly revised or updated edition. A close examination of the typeface shows that certain addresses and facts on taxes and revenues have been modified, presumably through the updating process.

Essentially, then, this same book, with 17 chapters covering all aspects of setting up a crafts business: how to learn craft skills, retail/wholesale comparisons, marketing tips, accounting systems, management and expansion, and tips for “continued success.” As our reviewer said in 1984, “certainly anyone thinking of opening a craft business can benefit from much of the information here.”


Hynes, William G., “Start and Run a Profitable Craft Business: A Step-by-Step Business Plan,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 14, 2024,