I love this book, and have read it over about 3 times since I bought it this summer. Although opening a craft business is going to have to wait until I move back to the mainland, I certainly feel I learned enough to get started.
The best part of the book is the interviews with all the successful craft business owners. Their stories are so inspiring, and it is a very diverse group of businesses – they give you a great perspective of all the possibilities! One of my favorite interviews was with Lovely Design, which shows that all it takes is a simple product idea for your business to start growing. (You can also check out Lovely Design’s studio tour with Apartment Therapy
Although there are going to be some areas you need to research more thoroughly, especially checking your local laws, you will definitely be better prepared to get started after reading this book.