Our DIY holiday gifts start with a frenzied afternoon on Pinterest, a trip to the crafts-supply store, and the best intentions. And they usually end with those crafts supplies in a heap in the corner and a last-minute dash through the mall for anything we can shove into a gift bag.
Claudia Lucero was up to her ears in student loans, and she needed some extra cash to make her payments. So in 2009 she took her hobby - making homemade cheese - and launched an Etsy business selling cheese-making kits.
It was May 2014. I was gearing up for my DIY wedding that July, and was knee-deep in ideas for ways to personalize our big day. After designing and ...
To begin unraveling what you could gain and what you could lose by selling on Amazon Handmade, you have to first look at the risks of building your business on a platform that you don't own.
We're not really into knitting, but this blanket totally changed our minds. It is the softest, cuddliest, most amazing blanket, ever and we think you should start with this tutorial this weekend.
Britney Keeler thought she was going to be a physician. Instead she's an entrepreneur of a boutique clothing line with a message of kindness and a goal to make a positive impact on the world.
Who knew a New Age crafts seller could be so, well, crafty? Etsy joins a larger fraternity of American corporations that use a variety of offshore tax havens to collectively dodge $90 billion in U.S. taxes every year. But few if any of those other companies make such bold ethical claims as Etsy.
After countless hours of scouring the web, I've compiled a list of fashionable pieces, perfect for the playa. While some think of their Burning Man wardrobe as costumes, I'd like to think of the outfits I've curated as an extension of my true style aesthetic.
For bibliophiles, it's impossible to walk by a bookstore and not feel compelled to go in. You always have a book in-hand and a "to-read" list that will never stop growing. And you're always willing to proclaim your affection for books, in any way possible -- including pillows.
In a four month period in 2014 I turned $0.30 into $5,000 with Etsy. Maybe it was timing or maybe it was luck, but I stumbled across a way of using Etsy that helped my Etsy shop start making sales just days after the first listing.
It's no surprise that our lives have paralleled the ups and downs of "Boston's most enchanting street with eight blocks filled with salons, boutiques, and fabulous dining," as the district touts itself.
Some version of the Gig and Sharing economies are here to stay. As policymakers, we need to ask the right questions, discuss the appropriate rules of the road, and know when we need to get out of the way.
B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. They have passed a rigorous assessment using criteria including governance, workers, community and environment.
The buzz about Etsy's IPO runs something like this... the company that connects artisans and home-based craft makers to a new kind of consumer hungry for unique products -- has met its nemesis: the public equity markets.
What can Etsy do to grow its revenue while also keeping its sellers happy? How can Etsy create the supply to match increasing demand moving forward?
It's not the age of small business, but microbusiness: the individual with something to sell, whether it's artisanal furniture or a skill. The millennials seem to know this instinctively, the rest of us are learning it.